The life of a young man, Mason, from age 6 to age 18. Boyhood is a special film in many ways, and is certainly one of the most ambitious projects in cinema history.… Continue reading

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. So after a lengthy hiatus during the World Cup, I’ve returned to the… Continue reading

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

In the wake of a disaster that changed the world, the growing and genetically evolving apes find themselves at a critical point with the human race. The follow up to one of the… Continue reading

Begin Again

A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents. Fueled by a fantastic soundtrack, Begin Again is an… Continue reading

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

A ten-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family’s ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award… Continue reading

Transformers: Age of Extinction

A mechanic and his family join the Autobots as they are targeted by a bounty hunter from another world. CRASH. BANG. WALLOP. If you have somehow managed to avoid Michael Bay’s kids’ toy… Continue reading

How To Train Your Dragon 2

When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle… Continue reading

The National – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 10/07/14

The National are one of my favourite bands, so naturally it was a disappointment when they announced their first UK tour for ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ for the latter part of 2013 with… Continue reading

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

Dynamite expert Allan Karlsson’s life, and the unlikely events following his escape from the old folk’s home on his 100th birthday. Possibly taking the title of ‘film that I’ve watched with the longest… Continue reading


A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. ‘Chef’ is an excellent, excellent film,… Continue reading

Mistaken For Strangers

Tom Berninger chronicles his time spent on the road as a member of the tour crew for The National, the rock & roll band fronted by his brother, Matt. A musical documentary about… Continue reading


The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. A costume drama love story set against the backdrop of the slave trade in… Continue reading