Bear with me, but Paddington (2014) is one of the best family films of all time.

Bear with me, but Paddington (2014) is one of the best family films of all time.

“Paddington” is a delightful film. Literally delightful. While watching it, I was acutely conscious of the fact that I was being delighted. I’m experiencing delight, I thought to myself. There’s no other way to describe the experience of watching this note-perfect adaptation of the beloved children’s character which brings him to big-screen life in a ..

One Chance (2013) Review

One Chance (2013) Review

“Once Chance” is a Simon Cowell production. Like all Simon Cowell productions, it’s superficial, sentimental and predictable. Not content with ramming contestants’ sob stories down his dwindling viewership’s throat, he‘s branched out into the ‘sob story: the movie‘ business. Now, not only will he manipulate the public into supporting and voting for his pre-selected winner, ..

The Harry Hill Movie (2013) Review

The Harry Hill Movie (2013) Review

Most films I go and see because I want to, some I go and see because they’re important or hyped or I feel a sense of duty to you, my dear readers and finally, some I go and see only because The Mertmas really, really wants to see them. “The Harry Hill Movie” is such ..

The Queen’s Corgi (2019) Review

The Queen’s Corgi (2019) Review

There’re so many problematic aspects to “The Queen’s Corgi” it’s kind of baffling it ever made it to cinema screens. A cute cartoon fable about the Queen’s beloved pets may seem like a slam-dunk for the Saturday kid’s club crowd and, if you’re determined to see it, it’s definitely worth waiting for it to reach ..

The Secret Garden (2020) puts a chilly stiff-upper-lip spin on an old classic.

The Secret Garden (2020) puts a chilly stiff-upper-lip spin on an old classic.

There a sumptuous promise to this latest interpretation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel “The Secret Garden”, bolstered by the handsome locations, that never quite feels fulfilled. Looks great, solid cast but somehow the magic just doesn’t manage to take root and bloom. In the chaos of Partition, Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx) is found, abandoned, ..