My top 10 films of 2018

Hello everyone! Let’s get straight to business. Of the films I’ve managed to watch this year here’s my top 10 of 2018. 10. Black Panther A welcome addition to the Marvel canon. Big, bright and bold it’s a wild ride through Wakanda and extremely important for its predominantly black cast taking the lead in a…

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Mary Poppins Returns

54 years after Julie Andrews blew in from a land far, far away the Banks family are once again in desperate need of some guidance. Jane and Michael are now adults with Michael, and his three children, struggling to come to terms with the loss of their mother, his wife. Cue the wind changing direction,…

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Robin Hood

Once again Robin Hood comes riding through the glen with Taron Egerton playing the eponymous hero, backed up by Jamie Foxx as Little John, Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlet and Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck. Eve Hewson is Robin’s love interest Marian whilst Paul Anderson takes off his Peaky Blinders cap to become Guy of…

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Stan & Ollie

It’s hard to think of two names that go as well together as Laurel and Hardy. Two iconic entertainment legends both born in the 19th century and yet still adored by millions in the 21st. It’s also surprising that a film about these pioneers hasn’t been attempted before, but it’s here now and the rather daunting task…

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Quirky director’s Joel and Ethan Coen return to the big screen, and their first feature made for a streaming service, with The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a bonanza of six mini-movies all originating from the American frontier coming to select cinemas and Netflix in November. Part musical, part comedy and part drama, a razor-sharp script…

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Widows

After a heist goes wrong, four women are left to deal with the consequences of their husband’s actions whilst struggling to come to terms with the devastating grief and circumstances that follow. A debt is owed to aspiring and ruthless politician Jamal Manning and subsequently the ladies reluctantly team up to form an unlikely alliance and…

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A Star Is Born

Inspired by the acclaimed 1976 film A Star Is Born starring Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, Bradley Cooper’s contemporary directorial debut sees his very own ageing country music star, Jackson Maine, discover Lady Gaga’s wannabe singer, Ally, taking her under his wing to kickstart her career. As she shines, his star begins to fade and he…

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Johnny English Strikes Again

A sophisticated cyber attack has revealed the identities of all current undercover secret agents working for MI7 and as their sky falls around them the UK’s only option is to recall some of their retired agents back to active duty to ensure tomorrow never dies. Under the spectre of continued attacks, enter Rowan Atkinson’s Johnny English,…

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