Category Archives: film review

Film Review: Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey is a very enjoyable, comfortable ride in movieland. Although the scenery, costumes, sets and acting are all superb, of the highest quality, this film is not a classic period drama. I would classify it as a period comedy. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stan and Ollie

This film is a roller-coaster of comedy and tragedy. It is also a love story. I laughed and I cried. I felt touched by the nostalgia, remembering the times that I watched those marvellous Laurel and Hardy films and where … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mary Queen of Scots

This is a very good film but it is not a great film. Perhaps I am being unfair, as it is only natural that I make some comparison with the film that I saw last week, The Favourite, which is … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Favourite

There are three outstanding leading ladies in this film and they deserve equal credit for the way that they portray their very different characters. Olivia Coleman plays the frail and slightly crazy Queen Anne who is, initially, controlled by Lady … Continue reading

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Film Review: Darkest Hour

Rating: 5 stars out of a possible 5. I rarely award a maximum rating to either a film or a book, but Darkest Hour is truly exceptional. It would be impossible to award less than five stars, because this is as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Early Man

Pun-packed Action Rating: 4 stars out of a possible 5. This short film is hilarious from beginning to end. I wouldn’t have thought it possible to pick so many classic puns into 89 minutes. I really loved every single one of … Continue reading

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Review: Bridget Jones’s Baby

Rating: 4 stars out of a possible 5. So many people had told me that this film is hilarious that I had to see it for myself. They were right! From the beginning to the end I was laughing out … Continue reading

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