Ewan Gleadow

Review: Wild Rose

Review: Wild Rose

The star-studded dream of hitting it big in the music industry is, by all means, a dream many people have. Not me, but that’s because I know my limits. I’ll live, breathe and die my way through a middling career in and out of writing shoddy reviews like this. Regardless of my ambitions, it’s nice […]

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Review: This is Spinal Tap – thirty fifth anniversary

Review: This is Spinal Tap – thirty fifth anniversary

A classic 80s movie, once more brought to us by the prolific and ever talented Rob Reiner, This is Spinal Tap evaded me for so, so many years. My only knowledge of it was the “Turn it up to 11” joke, and that’s only because they did a joke about it in an episode of Peep Show. Other than […]

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Review: Whatever Works – tenth anniversary

Review: Whatever Works – tenth anniversary

The strengths of Woody Allen’s direction often coincide with his prolific leading man material. So to see him stay hidden away behind the camera always yields interesting and in this case, mediocre results. Modern Allen is often criticised as being nowhere near the standard of his 80s and 90s outputs, and rightly so. On the off chance that he […]

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Review: Three Colours – Blue

Review: Three Colours – Blue

How do I even begin to talk about Three Colours: Blue? From the intense and intrinsic mind of Polish director, Krzysztof Kieslowski comes one of the greatest portrayals of grief, anger and acceptance. His verbose use of colour is obvious, especially given the namesake of the trilogy. Three Colours, as you can tell, has a great […]

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Review: The Mule

Review: The Mule

At the age of 88, Clint Eastwood is showing no signs of slowing down. Whether that’s a testament to the incredible abilities he holds as an actor, or as a melancholic look at a man who doesn’t want a life outside of Hollywood, it’s incredible to think he’s been a part of the cultural mainstream […]

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Review: The Gambler – fifth anniversary

Review: The Gambler – fifth anniversary

Maybe, just maybe, I should stop basing my viewings on who appears on the soundtrack. The only reason I had any intention whatsoever of watching Rupert Wyatt’s bland and obnoxious The Gambler was so I could hear my favourite band, Pulp, for all of forty seconds. But if my favourite band can’t save a movie, […]

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Review: The Spy Who Dumped Me

Review: The Spy Who Dumped Me

I’ve not been to Hell before, but I can only imagine The Spy Who Dumped Me and the viewing experience I had is a close enough representation of the seven rings of Hell. Garnering my personal award for worst movie of 2018, it’s no surprise that the Kunis/McKinnon action-comedy is horrendous.   Much like its contemporaries, genre-mockery and […]

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Review: Unicorn Store

Review: Unicorn Store

If you ever wanted to feel you were suffocating in angsty teen subliminal messaging and glitter then I suppose Unicorn Store is the film for you. Brie Larson’s directorial debut landed on Netflix with not so much a splash but a ripple in the water. Attempting to create a milieu of talking points mixed in with heavy performances […]

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Review: Swimming with Men

Review: Swimming with Men

Rob Brydon (The Trip, Gavin and Stacey) is a hard-working actor and I’ve personally got a great deal of respect for his ability to flicker between comedy and drama so easily. If he’s able to do so with ease, then why does it feel like he’s not really trying with Swimming with Men?  Maybe it’s the plot, […]

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Review: 13 Going On 30 – fifteenth anniversary

Review: 13 Going On 30 – fifteenth anniversary

Can you believe it has been a whole fifteen years since 13 Going On 30 released? I can, especially since I’d not seen it before, nor had I even heard of it up until it cropped up on Netflix like a swamp monster, oozing its way onto my watchlist. It’s best to get through these soppy wastes […]

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