Re-watching…Beetlejuice

This 1988 quirky comedy about the afterlife still has a certain amount of uniqueness about it – even if certain elements do seem dated in places. You have to hand it to Tim Burton – there really is nothing conventional about his ideas for films in terms of the stories or the way in which… Read More

Review Round Up: Motherless Brooklyn

Edward Norton directs and stars in this film based on Jonathan Lethem’s novel. The Mirror: ** “Ed Norton is irritating as a Tourette’s-suffering New York cop in this over-the-top and impossible to enjoy detective-noir thriller reeking of Oscar desperation.” The Telegraph: ***** “The best film noirs aren’t merely mysteries, but excavations – long, dark digs… Read More

Review Round Up: Mission: Impossible -Fallout

Tom Cruise returns to the role of Ethan Hunt for this latest Mission Impossible film directed by Christopher McQuarrie. But does it win over the critics?  The Guardian: *** “Over two-and-a-half hours, you get a lot of deafening bangs for your buck, and the tourist location stunts are impressive – but there isn’t as much… Read More

REVIEW: Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway by Barbra Streisand

This is the perfect album for fans of musical theatre to enjoy – with some surprisingly good guest performers.  The enduring power of Barbra Streisand’s voice continues to be strong with this her seventh number one album in the UK  and with a little help with some familiar faces has created another endearing and charming… Read More