Scrooge (1951)
Fantasy / Film

Scrooge (1951)

It’s become almost a cliche to suggest that Brian Desmond Hurst’s take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, made in 1951 for Renown Pictures, is the best of them all. But there’s a reason why things become cliches – because often, they’re true. And here, that’s definitely the case. Though there have been many adaptations … Continue reading

Elf (2003)
Fantasy / Film

Elf (2003)

How much you enjoy Elf is largely going to depend on your tolerance for Will Ferrell. If you’re a fan, his ridiculous man-child Buddy the elf is going to be endlessly endearing. If not, you’re in for a very long 97 minutes. A moderate critical hit on its first release, it performed remarkably well at … Continue reading