Top Ten of 2019

Here we are! Its been an interesting year for film. In fact, its been very hard to come up with an order this year. Numbers 10 - 4 are almost interchangeable. I have excluded documentaries and Little Women has come out in the last few days of this year (so I will include it in... Continue Reading →

Top 10 – 2018

It's not been a classic year. Mission Impossible was spectacular but the action covered over a lot of weaknesses in the story. Also, the obsession with showing Tom Cruise doing his own stunts actually pulls me out of the movie. First Man has grown on me. It's very sad, tense and spectacular (haunting soundtrack too).... Continue Reading →

Top 10 – 2017

A brilliant year that I could change the order of, over and over again. Logan followed on from Deadpools success. An 18 certificate superhero movie. It's violent and great. I liked Moonlight but couldn't quite understand why most critics rated it as an all-time classic. Raw is a refreshing horror film based on a vegetarian... Continue Reading →

Top 10 – 2016

A year which features a double bill linked to the financial crisis. How it happened in the wickedly funny (and anger-inducing) The Big Short and the impact on the poor in I Daniel Blake (featuring the scene of the year in a food bank). Victoria was a great achievement in showing a crime gone wrong... Continue Reading →

Top 10 – 2015

It Follows is a great horror film with an excellent premise of creeping terror. I Love San Andreas as its a 1970s style disaster movie and the Rock saves the day! This was a good year for actresses. Emily Blunt was excellent in the lead of Sicario (the film also has a great sequence as... Continue Reading →

Top 10 – 2014

Who really thought that a Lego movie could be brilliant. Well, it was and had a great ending. Who thought Tom Hardy in a car on the phone for a whole film could work. It did! Really original horror with the Babadook (also has a great original ending). The top 4 are really hard to... Continue Reading →

Top 10 – 2012

An interesting year full of great performances. Michael Fassbender in Shame, Matthew McConaughey in Killer Joe and Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy Mary Marlene. Skyfall was hailed as the best Bond film (although I think Casino Royale is better) and Prometheus split audiences. Chronicle was a childhood fantasy of what would it be like if... Continue Reading →

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