The Shape of Water (2017)

Of all the movies in which the female lead has a sexual relationship with an amphibian monster, The Shape of Water is the sweetest.  Destined to be a crowd-pleaser, it's a little predictable but an interesting reflection of today's illiberal times.


Nocturnal Animals (2016)

The Guardian review of Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals is spot on. It's a bold film of two interlocking tales: one a character study of Amy Adams's art dealer Susan and secondly a dramatisation of her ex-husband's first novel that she's reading. The novel dramatisation is a tense West-Texan revenge thriller and it's genuinely exciting. It… Continue reading Nocturnal Animals (2016)