12 Films for Christmas: How The Grinch Stole Christmas

It’s Day 2 of this wild ride towards Big J-Chrizzle’s 2020th, and today we’re looking back on the highest grossing film of 20 years ago: Ron Howard‘s How The Grinch Stole Christmas (or just The Grinch as it was first named when released in the UK).
For Day 1’s review of Happiest Season, click here.

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12 Films for Christmas: Happiest Season

After the longest year in living memory, it’s finally – for some – the festive period once again. To celebrate the run-up to the birthday of Mr Jesus H Christ, I’ll be writing about a seasonally appropriate film a day; it may be a review of a new release, revisiting a beloved Christmas film, or taking in a first watch of an established Yuletide cinematic fixture. 
What better way to get started, than with the much-hyped festive rom-com 
Happiest SeasonCheck out Day 1 after the jump. Continue reading “12 Films for Christmas: Happiest Season

After the longest year in living memory, it’s finally – for some – the festive period once again. To celebrate the run-up to the birthday of Mr Jesus H Christ, I’ll be writing about a seasonally appropriate film a day; it may be a review of a new release, revisiting a beloved Christmas film, or taking in a first watch of an established Yuletide cinematic fixture. 
What better way to get started, than with the much-hyped festive rom-com 
Happiest SeasonCheck out Day 1 after the jump. Continue reading “12 Films for Christmas: Happiest Season

Tenet is a great action film, but not a great “Nolan film”.

IMPORTANT PSA: The best thing you can do in the current situation to satisfy your film fix is to watch movies at home, or at a drive-in if you have one near you. Don’t go to a cinema if it’s not safe to do so.


With maybe one or two exceptions, no director gets a crowd like Christopher Nolan. Obviously the man who directed and co-wrote two of the best comic-book movies ever made (Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises, for those counting) is going to have a fair bit of commercial cachet for the rest of his career, but the monumental commercial and cultural success of Inception a decade ago showed a clear demand for his brand of cerebral storytelling on a blockbuster scale, beyond the need for a major cinematic franchise in which to dress his themes and theories.
In the wake of a global pandemic and a shutdown of pretty much everything then, perhaps Nolan is the man to encourage people back to the big screens. At least, that’s what Warner Bros. seem to be counting on.

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The Depressed Homestayer: The Mandalorian S1

The current situation has prompted something of an issue with the whole ‘moviegoing’ aspect of this site’s raison d’etre. In an effort, therefore, to keep things going in among the chaos, reviews and articles will be going up with a focus on home entertainment. Please enjoy these for as long as they’re being published, and stay safe.

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