Reviews - 2016

Nocturnal Animals (2016) ★★★★

Fashion designer turned film director (and writer/producer) Tom Ford returns to the big screen seven years after his superb debut feature, A Single Man. His new film, Nocturnal Animals is based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. If there’s one aspect of filmmaking Ford excels, it’s set and production design. Obviously,… Continue reading Nocturnal Animals (2016) ★★★★

Reviews - 2016

Captain Fantastic (2016) ★★★★

Matt Ross writes and directs a tale of political ideology, consumerism, love, loss and what it means (and takes) to be a father in this ambitious, observant piece that premiered at the Sundance Festival earlier this year, where sniffles could apparently be heard from its audience. Who can blame them? It certainly had an impact… Continue reading Captain Fantastic (2016) ★★★★

Concerts

Nocturne: Ennio Morricone @ Blenheim Palace

Very few composers can be considered truly great.  Thomas Newman, Carter Burwell, Hans Zimmer and Howard Shore to name but a few are all wonderfully talented musicians and composers, but even they would admit that the Italian Maestro, Ennio Morricone, is on a different planet entirely. It’s the sheer variety of music that he’s written.… Continue reading Nocturne: Ennio Morricone @ Blenheim Palace