James Cameron-Wilson examines the worst week this year at the UK box office, thanks to the weather. He reviews two new movies, both searching for the grey pound, the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society and The Leisure Seeker. He also looks at the Blu-Ray release of the shortest Best Film Oscar-winner ever, Marty, with Ernest Bourgnine.
James Cameron-Wilson examines the continuing success of Peter Rabbit ("this year's Dunkirk") and reviews new releases A Quiet Place, Love Simon, Ghost Stories and Wonderstruck, failing to understand why the new Todd Haynes' film should be doing so badly at the UK box office.
James Cameron Wilson on Spielberg being kept from top place by an animated rabbit, reviewing Ready Player One, Isle of Dogs and Blockers. Yet again he's amazed by the performance of The Greatest Showman. And for home release, he looks at Call Me By Your Name and Score, a documentary about film composing.
James Cameron-Wilson reviews new movies Pacific Rim: Uprising and A Wrinkle in Time, commenting on the extraordinary success of Peter Rabbit, particularly in the United States. He also remarks on the continuing success of The Greatest Showman and how well films with strong female roles and involvement are currently doing.
James Cameron-Wilson reviews Gringo and new Woody Allen film Wonder Wheel, neither of which made the top 10 last week. He also reflects upon the extraordinary success of both Black Panther and The Greatest Showman. Lastly, he looks at the debut on Blu-Ray of 1954's The Barefoot Contessa, daring for its day, which stars Ava Gardner and Humphrey Bogart.
James Cameron-Wilson reviews new films Red Sparrow, Game Night and Kobiety Mafii and discusses the effect of the adverse weather on the UK box office as well as the extraordinary continuing success of musical The Greatest Showman. He also looks back at the recent Oscars ceremony, admitting that his predictions were not perfect - he got ONE category wrong!
James Cameron Wilson reviews ‘I, Tonya’, the new movie about the former Olympic skater, Tonya Harding. James is very positive about the film and thinks that Margot Robbie deserves the Best Actress gong at next week’s Oscars. But he fears the award will go elsewhere. James also looks at the continuing success of ‘The Greatest Showman’ with its soundtrack hitting No 1 in the music charts. Finally, James looks at the new DVD release of ‘The Party’ Kristin Scott Thomas and Emily Mortimer.
James Cameron-Wilson examines the extraordinary box office debut of Black Panther, reviewing that along with BAFTA success The Shape of Water and Oscar-nominated Lady Bird. With the singalong version about to be launched he points out that The Greatest Showman has become the most successful ever original live-action musical and takes a look at the BAFTAs and what they might mean for the Oscars.
Ahead of the BAFTA awards and with the Oscars not far away, James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK cinema box office, reviewing the new No. 1, Fifty Shades Freed, the third in the S&M trilogy, as well as The Mercy with Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz and Russian Oscar hopeful Loveless.