Birdman.

Michael Keaton probably means something different to everyone. To many and most, he is remembered as Burton’s Batman. For children of the nineties such as myself, he is Jack Frost – the protagonist in the film of the same name in which a dead musician’s spirit resides in a snowman – I forget why. For … Continue reading

Moonrise Kingdom.

Sometimes I forget how exciting the wilderness was as a child. I have fond memories of running along windy grassy hill tops in the Falkland Islands, where I spent five years of my childhood. Children’s literature is usually devoted to adventure and freedom. Many Enid Blyton novels are evidence of this.Moonrise Kingdom is a story of … Continue reading

The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Wes Anderson’s return to the screen consists of his most stylised piece yet. The Grand Budapest Hotel makes for a fun watch with plenty of laughs all around. It’s up there in the better half of this whimsical director’s portfolio. It is certainly less whimsical than most. This seems to be Anderson at his driest. The story … Continue reading