Penguins Of Madagascar (2014)

The Madagascar series is one of those rare series of films that gets better and better with each one. The first is pretty mediocre, the second is alright and the third is pure genius. Unfortunately, the spin-off film centred around the best…

The Boxtrolls (2014)

They say a picture tells a thousand words, so really this review should be a picture of my face as the credits rolled on The Boxtrolls. However, I don’t know how acceptable that would be to my editor, or the readers, so around a thousand…

Top 10 Christmas films

Welcome to my Top 10 Christmas films! If you know me at all, you’ll know I’m utterly obsessed with Christmas (I get excited after my birthday, which is in October) and Christmas films. After much deliberation with Twitter and a few…

Saving Santa (2013)

Here’s something (mildly) controversial. Saving Santa isn’t actually as bad as everyone has been saying. It might be because I’m an animation nutter, obsessed with musicals and spend 11 months of the year waiting for the one month I can…

Frozen (2013)

‘Tis the season for Christmas and snow related films... And so far we’re doing a lot better than last year. Granted Rise of the Guardians was good fun, but it pales in comparison to Disney’s Frozen. Loosely based on Hans Christian…

Saving Mr Banks (2013)

Where to start with the absolute joy that is Saving Mr Banks? Maybe from the beginning when it was announced Tom Hanks would be playing Walt Disney and Emma Thompson would be taking the role of P L Travers, the author of Mary Poppins. Add…

12 Years A Slave (2013)

Following on from the awful true story of Philomena Lee, London Film Festival brings another horrendous true story based on the plight of a free man kidnapped and sold into slavery. 12 Years A Slave is a hard film to watch and one of the…

Locke (2013)

For a film that is essentially a guy driving in a car for 83 minutes, Locke is surprisingly mesmerising. Tom Hardy gives a great performance as the only visible cast member Ivan Locke, who, whilst on a journey down the M1 to London, listens…

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

If anyone needs further proof that Daniel Radcliffe is actually a decent actor, Kill Your Darlings is the film to watch. Chronicling the rise of the Beat generation, it counts Dane DeHaan, Radcliffe, Elizabeth Olsen and Michael C Hall among…