REVIEW: Cruella

This a delightfully edgy retelling of Cruella’s story – filled with sophisticated characterisations and gorgeous costumes that makes it one of Disney’s best live action films that makes the villain the central character. Set in 1970’s London, this is a film that feels like as much of a love letter to the fashion industry as… Read More

First Impressions…Cruella

Disney is set to bring another classic villain into the spotlight, with what looks set to be a dark backstory to how Cruella became a dog-snatching villain. There are two sides to each story – at least that is how the expression goes, but unlike in Maleficent this new film about Cruella isn’t simply going… Read More

Review Round Up: The Favourite

Olivia Coleman stars as Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’s period  drama. Find out what the critics had to say about it…. The Observer: **** “Yorgos Lanthimos’s tragicomedy set in the court of Queen Anne boasts daring performances from its three female stars and lashings of lust, intrigue and deceit” The Irish Times: ***** “It shouldn’t need to be said that the film-makers have prodded the historical facts to their own mischievous ends. Anybody complaining… Read More

DVD Review: Battle of the Sexes

Based on the famous tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, the film takes a while to get going but takes a fascinating look at sexual politics on and off the court in the 1970’s.  If you are looking for a film that features feisty performances about an issue about a topic that is very much… Read More

REVIEW: La La Land

Having waited to watch this in order to let the hype die down a bit – was the wait worth it?  There is absolutely no denying that this film is beautiful to look at, bursting with eye popping colour in every scene, Damien Chazelle has directed a film that is stylish to look at –… Read More

REVIEW: La La Land (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

If you haven’t seen the film yet, then putting the songs into the context of the film is difficult – but it is still a soundtrack that will delight and soothe your troubles away.  From beginning to end this is a soundtrack that oozes class, elegance and consistently beautiful music that is a delight to… Read More

Review Round Up: La La Land

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in this hugely anticipated new musical film. But what do critics make of it?  Jonathan Baz Reviews: ***** “what a refreshing joy it is to see a musical that’s prepared to see its characters fantastically burst from speech into song and dance and to erupt into numbers that are… Read More