The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden – Review

Based on the novel from 1910, this remake shifts the famous story to 1947. Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx) is rescued from an India torn apart by Partition and travels to her uncle (Colin Firth) in the crumbling...
Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth

Supernova – LFF 2020 Review

Director Harry Macqueen’s second feature explores the well-trodden theme of terminal illness through the eyes of two people in a relationship. While Supernova certainly has little originality in regards to...
1917 Movie Edit

1917 – Review

1917’s spirit is about showing strength in the face of adversity – but how that message is delivered removes any triteness. The film puts a personal face, in two young lance corporals, to warfare. 1917...
Mamma Mia Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Review

Whether Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again reads like a cheer or a threat depends entirely on how much you enjoyed the first film. Let’s be honest, you know exactly what you’re getting here. Nominally a Mamma...
1hp

The Happy Prince – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 20/02/2018 as part of Berlinale 2018. “Why does one run towards ruin?” As Oscar Wilde, Rupert Everett is a self-indulgent falling star, a whimsical washout whining...
Colin Firth

The Mercy – Review

Director James Marsh follows up 2014’s The Theory of Everything with The Mercy, another distinctly British drama. Starring Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth, this is, at first glance, an extraordinarily twee...
25355549024 B6f25abcc1 O 1

Bridget Jones’s Baby – Review

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a bad sequel can ruin a good film. Not so Bridget Jones’s Baby. For doubters wondering if this sequel is another 2016 cash-cow, rest assured; you can put on your...
7X2A3167.cr2

Genius – Berlinale 2016 Review

Regardless of its subject matter, calling a film Genius is, naturally, a risky move; that said, while the film fails to live up to its namesake, it's a starry, solid account of a literary icon and the man who...