The Post

In the mode of a comforting heated blanket, Steven Spielberg brings his typical skill and strength of direction to the field in The Post, his straightforward telling of The Washington Post's Pentagon Papers coverage from Nixon-era America. Fronted by the intimidating duo of Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, this is all-American filmmaking. It is 1971 and … Continue reading The Post

Coco

It has sadly been a while since Pixar's noughties winning streak of instant classic releases - their last five or six years have produced a mixed résumé, and even some of the recent hits have been exaggerated by popular acclaim. Coco is another of these relative successes; it puts most family films to shame with a visually … Continue reading Coco

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The United States is a country of worrying extremes in so many ways, and in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) confronts these shortcomings in typically forthright fashion. He brings his abrasive and snappish tone to middle America, shining a light on the iniquities of this broken society. The imperious Frances McDormand … Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Super Mario Odyssey – 2017’s Game of the Year

Nintendo's year has been a wildly successful one - their mobile presence, though increasingly derided, has been significant; they have won back the adulation of the press and the wallets of the many with their latest console, the impeccable Switch; and their roster of exclusive releases was jaw-droppingly impressive. The masterful Legend of Zelda: Breath … Continue reading Super Mario Odyssey – 2017’s Game of the Year