Jack The Giant Slayer

The current Hollywood craze for reimagining fairytales as big budget films has passed me by. The Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland irritated me, it was too much of same old manic faced Johnny Depp and wild eyed Helena Bonham-Carter for my liking…

Captain America: The First Avenger

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Marvel Avengers

Marvel are having a bit of a blast at the moment with film adaptations of their comics. In the past couple of years we’ve have Iron Man (1 and 2), Thor, Ghost Rider and this summer’s blockbuster Captain America.

Julie & Julia

An enjoyable biopic of two women and how cooking changed their lives

There’s an ongoing discussion on film blogs, review sites and magazines – why aren’t there more female directors? Why aren’t female directors recognised for their work? Are too many women shackled by the ghettoisation of making films for other women?