100 Word Review – Trainwreck (2015)

This is more than your average rom com.

Amy (Amy Schumer) is a commitment-phobe, hopping from one night stand to one night stand until her magazine sends her to write an article about sports doctor Aaron (Bill Hader).


Written by the wonderful Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin), this has some comedy heavy-weights behind it as well as some extraordinary cameos.

Schumer and Hader are spectacular as the leads and, despite Tilda Swinton’s truly unusual English accent, the supporting cast are superb. Funny, moving, awkward and almost always unexpected, it is an absolute treat.


100 Word Review – The Great Gatsby (2013)

All the glitz and glam of 1920s New York with a twist of the modern day? It must be Baz Luhrmann (Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet).

Nick Carraway (Toby Maguire) is trying to make his fortune on Wall Street when he becomes entangled in the romantic lives of his cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her husband (Joel Edgerton). And then, of course, there is Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio).

Adapted from F Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous novel, it is not realistic or truthful to the time in which it is set. But it captures is a feeling, a sense that anything is possible.

100 Word Review – Frances Ha (2012)

A truly wonderful film that speaks to the heart of anyone who’s ever pretended to be an adult.

Frances (Greta Gerwig) is an awkward twenty-something living in New York, surrounded by people who seem to have their life together but never seeming to manage it herself.

Co- written by Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach (The Squid & The Whale, screenplay of Fantastic Mr Fox), the feature was shot entirely in black and white. Combined with the light-hearted soundtrack, it gives the whole film a quirky feel completely in keeping with the main character’s eccentricities. Funny, sweet and genuinely moving, it’s fantastic!