A Futile and Stupid Gesture

I know that Domhnall Gleeson is a fine actor – I just can’t get past the fact that he looks like he’s 14 years old half the time. Don’t get me wrong – he gave a lovely Henry Beard (perpetually


Fairly gruelling but well-assembled historical drama covering the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings around sexual harassment.  Amid the distraction of “Where do I know her from?!” (Kerry Washington, the mother from Little Fires Everywhere), the main response from us was incredulity


Totally didn’t recognise Renee Zellweger in this biopic focus on the latter years of Judy Garland’s life – what a surreal life though… People in the nexus of global adoration can end up leading lives so far detached from “the


Dramatisation of entertainment playboy & lightweight David Frost’s campaign to bring attention to himself for interviewing disgraced former President, Richard Nixon – majestically performed by Michael Sheen and Frank Langella.  Wonderful piece of cinema, in that the performances capture the

Red Joan

Must’ve watched this one when I was getting snoozy, because while I remember the role, I don’t recall a great deal about the story. Not that it really matters – I’d watch Judi Dench reading a tax ledger.


Being a biopic, it’s “based on a true story” – although the Tolkien Family made a statement saying they did not endorse the making of this film – it follows the developmental life of JRR Tolkien, highlighting the formative years

Bohemian Rhapsody

Probably the film of 2018 that got the most people talking – though a necessarily whitewashed version of the truth of it, it was a nonetheless engaging biopic about the formation and career of Queen, centred on the life of

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