Victoria and Abdul

  This film may be set in the early 1900’s but it’s important to realise early on that while authentic, it is far from feeling like some dreary and old film. Rather, it’s every bit as powerful as any modern day romance film.   Victoria and Abdul chronicles the story of Queen Victoria played by […]

Read more

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The Hitman’s Bodyguard This film is a surprisingly funny and entertaining take on the typical dreary action film, but making no mistakes it certainly quenches the thirst of action film addicts. Based on arrested hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L Jackson), Kincaid has done a deal to testify against a former leader of Belarus for inhumane treatment […]

Read more

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

JC REVIEWS THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD     This film is a surprisingly funny and entertaining take on the typical dreary action film, but making no mistakes it certainly quenches the thirst of action film addicts. Based on arrested hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L Jackson), Kincaid has done a deal to testify against a former leader of […]

Read more

Hidden Figures

JC REVIEWS ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’ Sometimes a movie comes along that can change you, making you truly think and reflect on your own behavior and ignorance. For me, Hidden Figures is one of those movies as it powerfully uncovers a true story that will have you laughing and crying all at the same time. Set in […]

Read more

Patriot’s Day

  JC REVIEWS ‘PATRIOT’S DAY’ This film made me lose all respect for the Academy Awards. Why wasn’t it nominated? I am gob smacked that it wasn’t honored as one of the best and most important films of the year, if not several years. Patriots Day doesn’t just explore the Boston Marathon bombings, it transports […]

Read more

50 Shades Darker

JC REVIEWS 50 SHADES DARKER I wanted too badly to dislike this new edition to the 50 Shades trilogy, I wanted to find it crass, tacky, and a total cliché. Try as I may, I couldn’t help but love this film and almost everything about it. It kicks butt on the first film in every […]

Read more

Manchester by the Sea

JC REVIEWS MANCHESTER BY THE SEA The first 20 minutes of this film bored me to tears and had me wanting to leave the cinema. That was all before I realised it was the perfect set up for a film exploring the powerful story of human devastation while shining a light on the mundane aspects […]

Read more

Gold

JC REVIEWS ‘GOLD’ What this film’s plot lacks in depth, Matthew McConaughey makes up for in tenfold with the most believable and diverse role of his career. In a transformation not seen since Charlize Theron’s role in Monster, McConaughey went ‘all in’ on this one and it paid off big time! The film is VERY loosely […]

Read more

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

JC REVIEWS XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE If you’re already a fan of the XXX franchise you’ll be sure to love this new installment. If you haven’t seen the previous 2 films then you are definitely in for a treat, and although it’s a long cliché with every tacky line you could imagine in a […]

Read more

Lion

JC REVIEWS NICOLE KIDMAN’S NEW FILM LION The term “Oscars Buzz” is attached to films all the time, yet it’s been a long while since I have felt the need to use it. At last, I’m delighted to deem Lion as “Oscars Buzz”. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t the best film I have seen, […]

Read more