Birdman – 5/5 stars

When going into 2015, this is one of the films that I have been waiting for with baited breath.  After a couple of missed opportunities at press and surprise screenings, the new film by 21 Grams and Amores Perros director Alejandro González Iñárritu.  Yet it reminds me of a Queen song…blame New Year’s celebrations. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) follows ageing actor Riggan … Continue reading Birdman – 5/5 stars

Gangster Squad – 2/5 stars

When you look forward to a film for months, the chances of it being a disappointment sometimes never come to mind…right up until you see the first few minutes.  From then on, the highly-anticipated film ends up being an unfortunate disappointment.  It is a shame this happened in the first few weeks of the new year.   Gangster Squad is the latest film by Zombieland … Continue reading Gangster Squad – 2/5 stars

The Amazing Spider-Man – 3.5/5 stars

Of all the Marvel characters to have another origins story released as a feature film, the last one that would expect is the one that changed the British rating system upon its release.  Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man (2002) was critically successful and was the stepping stone to a successful comic book franchise, even though its release led to the creation of the ’12A’ rating in the UK – … Continue reading The Amazing Spider-Man – 3.5/5 stars

The Help review – 4 stars

Another film based on a bestselling book…it’s a steady stream nowadays. Yet, The Help raised a few eyebrows. The adaptation of the 2009 novel was the surprise summer hit of 2011, getting to no.1 in the US Box Office, but that was not the reason why. The inspiring tale of the tell-all tale from the viewpoint of African American maids is also a charming one. … Continue reading The Help review – 4 stars