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  • My Life as a Zucchini

    My Life as a Zucchini

    ★★★

    In this version, life was lived as a courgette. Oh these transatlantic vegetables!

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★

    Needs more aliens and less Fassbender. And characters who you actually get to know and decide if you like them or not before they are dispatched. But yes, more aliens. Big ones.

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  • A Field in England

    A Field in England

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Ben Wheatley's foray into a field in the Civil War draws you in from start to finish. Reece Sheersmith (Whitehead) is an alchemist, sent by his master to find a fellow alchemist & thief, O'Neill (Michael Smiley in top evil form). He is aided in his quest by three everyman soldiers whose ultimate aim is to go to the pub.

    I am a great fan of Wheatley's previous work and he has outdone himself with this. At times both beautiful and…

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    Sublime. Beautiful. Mesmeric. And such perfect leads, both a mix of vulnerable and bravado. Also the costume, cinematography, direction - and the score! Wonderful. I also loved Haynes' focus on how the interactions between women are made to seem unimportant by the men in this film, almost trivial and yet the opposite is true. It's the small things that matter, like a smile across a crowded restaurant.