Let’s Talk Film: The Danish Girl

I think I nearly cried. Twice. Eddie Redmayne’s performance as Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery, bewitched me from the first moment to the last. Based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff and loosely on the real lives of painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener,…

Big Hero 6 review

A heartwarming, heartbreaking, easily loveable film. The short and spoiler-free version: Rating: 5 (out of 5) Overall: A film that will make you want a Baymax toy, make you laugh and cry, and end perfectly. Summary: Hiro Hamada, a young tech genius, forms a bond with his brother’s inflatable robot Baymax. Together with his friends…

Locke review

A mundane yet compelling drama immortalises the M6 in a 85 minute film-drive with Tom Hardy. The short and spoiler free version: Rating: 4 (out of 5) Overall: A thriller that both is and isn’t what you expect, an interesting diversion from the usual style of films and a personal drama with a sympathetic protagonist…

Her review

Unsatisfying in the most satisfying way possible, which you’ll understand if you’ve seen it. Touching, and beautiful. The short and spoiler free version: Rating: 5 (out of 5) Overall: A sweet, frequently funny yet thought provoking film set in a futuristic (2025) Los Angeles that explores the nature of love and humanity (but not in…

Thor: The Dark World review

If you want brotherly angst and banter hammered into your Marvel heart, Thor: The Dark World, is the one to do it for you (pun intended). And I am, I must confess, a Marvel film fan. The short and spoiler free version: Rating: 4 (out of 5) Overall: A good story lit with a lot…

American Hustle review

A fun romp, but less hustle than the title would suggest. The short and spoiler free version: Rating: 4 (out of 5) Overall: A frequently humourous and well set film but seemingly torn between its characters and plot exploration. Summary: Irving, a con man along with his partner Sydney, gets trapped into working for enthusiastic…

Blue Is the Warmest Colour review

Much as I appreciated this film, I’m rather glad I saw it alone. Also, let’s play ‘I spy’ for all the symbolic uses of the colour blue. The short and spoiler-free version: Rating: 4.5 (out of 5) Overall: A very intimate, slow and thoughtful film with well painted characters. More than just a romance. However,…