I defy anyone not to fall head over heels for Love, Simon (2018)

I defy anyone not to fall head over heels for Love, Simon (2018)

A John Hughes movie for the 21st Century, Greg Berlanti’s adaptation of the novel “Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda” emerges as a romantic comedy-drama so utterly charming, it’s nigh-on impossible not to “Love, Simon”. High School senior Simon Spiers seems to have it all, but he’s hiding a big secret: he’s gay. When another student ..

The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (2012) Review

The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (2012) Review

This film is something of a curiosity. A sweet fairy tale fable in which wishes are granted in a quirky and offbeat way and the central characters learn heartwarming and valuable life lessons along the way. So far so Disney. The cast is likeable, with Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton playing Cindy and Jim Green, ..

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Review

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Review

Is there any other actor who has achieved the kind of credibility comeback that Matthew McConaughey has in the past couple of years? Okay, maybe Ben Affleck, but he had to step behind the camera to do it and the recent “Batman” furore shows that while he’s carved out a respected reputation as a director ..

Nielsen Ratings: Mr Magoo (1998) Review

Nielsen Ratings: Mr Magoo (1998) Review

Picture the scene – it’s the mid-1990s and adapting cartoons is all the rage for some reason. Disney studios turns its attention to multi-Oscar winning cartoon character Mr J Quincy Magoo, an elderly, wealthy and extremely near-sighted retiree who constantly gets into scrapes thanks to his refusal to acknowledge his near-sightedness. He’s a character very ..

Nine Lives (2016) Review

Nine Lives (2016) Review

I think we can safely say that whatever deal with the Devil Kevin Spacey made to have such a glittering career, his tab has been called in. “Nine Lives” is a film which feels about thirty years out of time, inspired by a much more recent phenomenon. When driven billionaire Tom ‘Fire’ Brand prioritises his ..

Wakefield (2017) Review

Wakefield (2017) Review

Available now on VOD and DVD, “Wakefield” provides a compelling account of a man who finds his nervous breakdown may actually offer him the opportunity to break free. Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is a successful businessman with a wife, two daughters and a lovely home in the suburbs. But arriving home one day, the daily grind ..