Film (Re)View – The Mummy

'Death is the doorway to new life. We live today. We shall live again. In many forms we shall return.' Egyptian Prayer of Resurrection. 'The past cannot remain buried forever.' Dr Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe) Two great quotes from what I felt was a really great movie. I went with three other people and it … Continue reading Film (Re)View – The Mummy

Film (Re)View – My Cousin Rachel

I must confess that I have never read this intriguing novel by Daphne Du Maurier, although it is on my bookshelf now! The trailer certainly sold this tale of intrigue, deception and perhaps murder. From the start, I found this film to be thoroughly engaging, although I did want to give Philip (Sam Claflin) a … Continue reading Film (Re)View – My Cousin Rachel

Film (Re)View – Wonder Woman

I honestly didn't expect to like this film (this seems to be a common theme just lately), but as it is a DC comic book hero, rather than marvel, I decided it would probably be a good bet. I used to love watching Linda Carter on a Saturday tea time (if memory serves), hence my … Continue reading Film (Re)View – Wonder Woman

Film (Re)View – King Arthur

I didn't know whether I'd enjoy this as Guy Ritchie films can be a bit hit and miss, but I actually did. Don't get me wrong, there are faults, but overall the story is largely believable. Sticking with believability, the early scenes with the rogue mages and the godzilla sized elephants didn't ring true, as … Continue reading Film (Re)View – King Arthur

Film (Re)View – Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

What an absolutely brilliant final instalment of the franchise! Well, I am hoping they don't ruin everything and bring out another, after tying up all the loose ends so nicely! It is circa 21 years after the last one and Will and Elizabeth have a son, Henry, who is hell bent on breaking his father's … Continue reading Film (Re)View – Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

Film (Re)View – Sleepless

Superb cat and mouse story of how seriously an undercover operation can go horribly wrong. Vincent Downs (Foxx) has lost his family (divorce) due to a two year undercover op. He is Internal Affairs and is undercover trying to weed out corrupt cops. When they steal the wrong man's cocaine stash, they bring the wrath … Continue reading Film (Re)View – Sleepless

Film (Re)View – The Promise

A heartfelt and harrowing tale of the invasion of Armenia by Turkey in WWII, and the senseless destruction of so many lives for no other reason than being on the wrong side. The love story between the three leads is so very sad and something many of us can identify with, as Chris is in … Continue reading Film (Re)View – The Promise

Film (Re)View – Unforgettable

What a fabulous edge of the seat, nail biting thriller! Even though it reminded me of Single White Female in its very dark and menacing undertones, I felt this was an excellent film. A held together Heigl plays an ex who feels she deserves another chance and, beneath her benign and friendly exterior, lies a … Continue reading Film (Re)View – Unforgettable

Film (Re)View – Their Finest

This was a charming wartime tale about a young female writer who gets drafted in to write a film starring ageing actor, Bill Nighy. The film needed to be a 'pick me up' given the horrors of the war. It highlighted the reliance placed on women during the war and the underlying fear that men … Continue reading Film (Re)View – Their Finest

Film (Re)View – The Boss Baby

Thoroughly enjoyed this kid's film with adult subtext (required), about a baby sent to a family to stop the next puppy being released, as it would wipe out babies due to there not being enough love to go round. Mum and Dad work at Puppy Corp and Boss Baby works at Baby Corp. He was chosen … Continue reading Film (Re)View – The Boss Baby