THE GENTLEMEN

Well, we all thoroughly enjoyed Guy Ritchie’s “The Gentlemen”. “We”, by the way, were a multi-racial party of 4: an Indian, a Singaporean, an Anglo-Indian & a Brit. And we watched the film in Bangkok, with many Thais & Chinese in the audience, and everyone seemed to laugh a heck …

Dolittle

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. What a truly underwhelming film. The cast of “Dolittle” is beyond stellar : Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Jim Broadbent, Antonio Banderas, Selena Gomez, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, Marion Cotillard, John Cena, Frances de la Tour…I mean, gosh, whew, yes, whew, WHAT a stunning line …

KNIVES OUT

What a smashing film this is, and what a stunning ensemble cast. “Knives Out” is a laugh-aloud murder mystery that seems to be constantly sending itself up, with every genre and cliche in the book thrown joyfully into the mix. We have a rich, famous man celebrating his 85th birthday. …

Yesterday

“Yesterday” is a fun, happy, feel-good movie, and after the horrid week we’ve all had, this film came as a real tonic. (Our dog died unexpectedly, aged 6 – that’s why we had a lousy week.) Anyway, back to the film. Super fun. Great music – obviously! An absolutely stellar, …

ROCKETMAN

Disclosure time. I am card carrying Elton fan. Loved him & his music for years. And I’ve always admired the way he got his life back on track, and has used his fame and fortune to help AIDS research. Plus he’s adopted 2 children. Plus he loves football. What’s not …

Crazy Rich Asians

Loved the book. Loved the movie. “Crazy Rich Asians” is a happy, feel-good, rom-com with a twist. Which is…that every single actor is Asian.  I think there might have been a few, inconsequential non-Asians in crowd scenes, but all the parts, big or small, belong to Asians, and there was …

THE POST

Last night we saw Darkest Hour.  Today, The Post. A veritable embarrassment of riches. 2 amazing films, back to back. At the risk of sounding as though I’m writing those slightly corny one-liners that are quoted on movie posters, The Post is a triumph. The film is a brilliant re-enactment …

DARKEST HOUR

Other than the irritating “Cigarettes are injurious to health” warning which stayed on the screen almost all through the movie, I had nothing to fault in this fabulous film. So this review is actually going to be little more than a song of praise for outstanding acting, wonderful period detail …