Looking back on… Gremlins

Gremlins (1984) Directed by: Joe Dante Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Corey Feldman Written by Shona Twitter | Website Gremlins is a classic, and was the first horror Christmas film I ever watched and I still love it to this day. It's a Christmas film everyone should watch as it is so much... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Scrooged

Scrooged (1988) Directed by: Richard Donner Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait, David Johansen, Carol Kane & Robert Mitchum Written by Martin Twitter | Website From director Richard Donner (of Lethal Weapon fame) comes this underrated Christmas gem, that he somehow managed to find the time to wedge between the aforementioned Lethal... Continue Reading →

Looking back on…It’s a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Directed by: Frank Capra Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers Written by Josh Twitter | Website  Ever since watching it for the first time four years ago, It’s a Wonderful Life is a film that I just have to revisit each and every Christmas season.... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Elf

Elf (2003) Directed by: Jon Favreau Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Mary Steenbergen, Zooey Deschanel, Ed Asner, Bob Newhart Written by Gavin Twitter | Website 2003 saw a resurgence in quality Christmas films, after a slightly barren spell, with Bad Santa and Love Actually released along with Elf. It is strange how you wait for ages... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Directed by: Henry Selick Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Ken Page Written by Helen Twitter | Website The Nightmare Before Christmas serves as the perfect gateway to bridge that odd transition from the end of October and its Halloween focus, to Christmas. For people... Continue Reading →

Moana Review

Director: Ron Clements & John Musker Starring: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk The Overview In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right. (Source: IMDb) The... Continue Reading →

Edge of Seventeen (2016) – Review

The "teen movie" genre is undoubtedly lucrative business, and whilst there is a plethora of forgettable and throwaway movies in this category, every now and again there is an instant classic, which can join the pantheon of teen movie greats. A Clueless (1995), Mean Girls (2004), or an Easy A (2010) only comes along every... Continue Reading →

Your Name Review

Director: Makoto Shinkai Starring: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yuki, Nobunaga Shimazaki The Overview Two high school kids who've never met - city boy Taki and country girl Mitsuha - are united through their dreams. (Source: IMDb) The Good With fans of Japanese animation currently locked in a tumultuous will-he-or-won't-he saga over legendary Hayao Miyazaki's retirement from animation... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… White Christmas

White Christmas (1954) Directed by: Michael Curtiz Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Jagger, Mary Wickes, John Brascia, Anne Whitfield Written by Lee Twitter | Website  If Christmas is the most saccharine, most twee, most sentimental of all the annual holidays, then there comes a need to play up to that warmth of... Continue Reading →

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