The BFG (2016)


They’d be locking me up in a cage to be looked at with all the squiggling, you know, hippo dumplings, crocodown dillies and giggirafs, and then there would be a gigantus looksy giant hunt for all of the boys.

I don’t care if you are nine years old or 102 if you aren’t enchanted by watching Mark Rylance work his way through sentences like the one above then you are dead inside. If there were nothing else to The BFG than Rylance’s take on The BFG’s unique way with words – many of which are taken wholesale from the book – then it would probably have been enough. Thankfully, there is more than that.

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Bridge of Spies (2015)


While in a perfect world you want to enter every cinema free of expectations and ready to be wowed, there are times when you know what to expect.  No one goes into the latest churned out Paranormal Activity film expecting greatness.  While walking into a Steven Spielberg directed, Coen brothers‘ scripted and Tom Hanks‘ starring film is more like slipping into a hot bath.  You kind of know you are in safe hands.

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