Film in 500: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review

Certificate: 12A Director: Sam Raimi Writer: Michael Waldron Production: Marvel Studios Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture International Platform: Theatrical Release (Reviewed) Release Date: Out Now! The concept of the multiverse has recently hit the mainstream film world, such as in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Everything Everywhere All At Once, and the sequel to … Continue reading Film in 500: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review

Film in 500: Happening Review

Certificate: 15 Director: Audrey Diwan Writers: Marcia Romano, Audrey Diwan, Annie Ernaux Production: Rectangle Productions, France 3 Cinéma, Wild Bunch, Srab Films, Canal+, Ciné+, France Télévisions, La Région Île-de-France, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC), Pôle Image Magelis, Département de la Charante, Palatine Étoile 18, Cofinova 17, Cofinova 16, Procirep … Continue reading Film in 500: Happening Review

Film in 500: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Review

Certificate: 15Director: Tom Gormican Writers: Tom Gormican, Kevin Etten Production: Lionsgate, Saturn Films Distributor: Lionsgate UK Platform: Theatrical Release (Reviewed)Release Date: Out Now! Ah, the film where Nicolas Cage plays... Nick Cage! It's a great pitch, with a story about a fictional version of Cage coming to terms with the latter stages of his career. … Continue reading Film in 500: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Review

Film in 500: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Review

Certificate: 12A Director: David Yates Writers: J. K. Rowling, Steven Kloves Production: Heyday Films, Warner Bros. Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures Platforms: Theatrical Release (Reviewed) Release Date: Out Now! The Fantastic Beasts series (a spin-off from the iconic Harry Potter films) badly needed a win with the new entry, The Secrets of Dumbledore. After a fun … Continue reading Film in 500: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Review

Film in 500: The Worst Person in the World Review

Certificate: 15 Director: Joachim Trier Writers: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt Production: Oslo Productions, MK2 Productions, Film i Väst, Snowglobe, BR.F, Arte France Cinéma, Memento Distribution, MK2 Films, ARTE, Norwegian Film Institute, Danish Film Institute, Nordic Film & TV Fund, Swedish Film InstituteDistributor: MubiPlatforms: Theatrical Release (Reviewed)Release Date: Out Now! This might end up as one … Continue reading Film in 500: The Worst Person in the World Review

Film in 500: The Batman Review

Certificate: 15 Director: Matt Reeves Writers: Matt Reeves, Peter Craig Production: 6th & Idaho Productions, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures Platforms: Theatrical Release (Reviewed) Release Date: Out Now! Wow, The Batman is quite the film. For most of the roughly-3-hour runtime, Matt Reeves' long-awaited version of the Caped Crusader could … Continue reading Film in 500: The Batman Review

Film in 500: No Time to Die Review

Certificate: 12A Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge Production: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Universal Pictures, Eon Productions, B25, Cinesite, Danjaq Distributor: Universal Pictures International (UPI) Platforms: Theatrical Release (Reviewed) Release Date: Out Now! Here it is, the final Daniel Craig James Bond film. Now I've seen it twice, I'm … Continue reading Film in 500: No Time to Die Review

Blog Update: Things Change, Things Stay the Same

Hi everyone! You may have noticed my blog posting has been a bit more erratic than usual lately, so I thought I'd write a quick update to explain what is going on - and to reaffirm that I'm very much still around and active! It's important to me to keep this site running and regularly … Continue reading Blog Update: Things Change, Things Stay the Same

Film in 500: Promising Young Woman Review

Certificate: 15 Writer/Director: Emerald Fennell Production: FilmNation Entertainment, Focus Features, LuckyChap Entertainment Distributor: Universal Pictures International (UPI) Platforms: Blu-ray (Reviewed), DVD, Streaming Release Date: Out Now! Some films you really need to see - and this is one of them. Promising Young Woman mixes important themes of relationships, sexual abuse, and their lasting effects with … Continue reading Film in 500: Promising Young Woman Review

Film in 500: Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll Review

Certificate: UDirectors: Haruka Fujita, Taichi IshidateProduction: ABC Animation, Animation DO, Bandai Namco Arts, Kyoto Animation, Pony Canyon, RakuonshaDistributor: Netflix, All the AnimePlatform: Viewed on Blu-ray with Japanese Audio and English SubtitlesRelease Date: Out Now! Recently, I caught up - and greatly enjoyed - the beautiful, thought-provoking anime Violet Evergarden, so I was excited to follow … Continue reading Film in 500: Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll Review