Midnight in Paris (2011)

‘You’re in love with a fantasy’ Woody Allen directed this fantasy film about Hollywood screenwriter Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) who is on holiday in Paris with his materialistic fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams). After a drunken evening out, at the stroke of midnight Gil encounters a 1920s car where he is met by a host of… Continue reading Midnight in Paris (2011)

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Be our guest, Be our guest, Please be our guest!  Bill Condon directed this live action remake of the 1991 animated film of the same name which was adapted from the 1700s fairytale.  The arrogant prince (Dan Stevens) is cursed to live the rest of his life as a beast after an enchantress puts a… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Great Expectations (2012)

  Mike Newell directed this adaptation based on the novel by Charles Dickens. I have already summarised the plot of the book in an earlier  blog post about David Lean’s 1946 classic. At the beginning of the film young Pip (Toby Irving) is brought up by his sister and her husband Joe Gargery (Sally Hawkins… Continue reading Great Expectations (2012)

Love, Wedding, Repeat (2020)

Dean Craig directs this romantic comedy about Jack (Sam Claflin) whose is visiting his sister Hayley (Eleanor Tomlinson). He rather likes her roommate Dina (Olivia Munn) but their kiss gets interrupted and she leaves. Fast forward to three years later Hayley is getting married and Jack is walking her down the aisle. Enter the other… Continue reading Love, Wedding, Repeat (2020)

Monsters Inc (2001)

Twenty three – nineteen, We have a twenty three nineteen!  David Silverman, Peter Docter and Lee Untrich directed this computer animated Pixar film about  Sulley (John Goodman) and his best friend Mike (Billy Crystal). The two monsters live in Monstropolis and work at Monsters Inc where they and the rest of the company scare children… Continue reading Monsters Inc (2001)

Diana (2013)

  ‘Somewhere between right and wrong there is a garden. I will meet you there.’ Oliver Hirschbiegel directed this biographical drama film charting the last few years of Diana, the Princess of Wales’ life. After her divorce from Prince Charles, Diana (Naomi Watts) meets and falls in love with Pakistani heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan… Continue reading Diana (2013)

The Road to El Dorado (2000)

Come on Tulio, we’ll follow that trail.. that trail we blaze’ Bibo Bergerton and Jeffrey Katzenburg directed this animated musical comedy about two con men Miguel (Kenneth Branagh) and Tulio (Kevin Kline) who win a map with the lost city of El Dorado on it. After being exposed after some loaded dice they escape in… Continue reading The Road to El Dorado (2000)