REVIEW: Anastasia [1997]

“In the dark of the night she’ll be gone” In a fantasy world where royalty was adored as idyllically benevolent leaders thinking only about how to protect and serve their people, the Romanovs were betrayed by the evil Rasputin (Christopher Lloyd) who subsequently consorted with the Devil to wield dark magic powerful enough to curse […]

REVIEW: Into the Woods [2014]

“… And home before dark.” The involvement of Disney on any adaptation of beloved source material can’t help being a double-edged sword. On the one hand their clout and financial backing will ensure the production looks fantastic and attracts the type of talent worthy of the property. On the other their brand brings with it […]

REVIEW: The Jerk [1979]

“I was born a poor black child” It was sheer dumb luck that while reading Steve Martin’s autobiography earlier this year I saw his film The Jerk was being shown on tv. A few months later and the threat of my DVR being erased, I finally took the time to view it. Martin definitely did […]