Entries by Phil M. Bough

Paddington The Movie Review



(Cert PG)

Director: Paul King

Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman and Ben Wishaw (voice)

The first thing you notice about Paddington is that it is quintessentially English. The kind of English you associate with Chitty

50 Shades of Grey

50 Shades of Grey

(Cert 18)

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson

Starring: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson

Let’s start with a confession – I haven’t read the “Grey” trilogy. Not because I have any problem with the subject matter but for the same reason …

Foxcatcher vs. Birdman

It’s that time of the year – awards season. This is when the studios release movies that make them look less like money making businesses and more like purveyors of art and culture. This is when we see the results of actors …



Director: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Mathew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain

Certificate 12

I look forward to some movies the same way that kids look forward to Xmas. The agonising wait, the excitement as it gets nearer, the …

Gone Girl review

Director: David Fincher
Starring: Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike

Certificate – 18

I’ve decided that some film directors are a bit like football managers! Chelsea under Andre Vilas Boas struggled but with practically the same team under Jose Maurinho they …

The Two Faces of January

The Two Faces of January

Directed by Hossein Amini
Starring Vigo Mortenson, Kirsten Dunst & Oscar Isaaac

Certificate PG-13

Five minutes into the film the first phrase that springs to mind is “they don’t make ‘em like this anymore!” – …

DVD Reviews: Noah aka NO-Argh!

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connolly, Ray Winston, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins

Certificate: PG

I have never written a really scathing review but this film is so excruciatingly, undeniably and unequivocally awful I was compelled to do …

Hercules review

Director: Brett Ratner

Starring : Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, John Hurt

Certificate 12 A

I was about 10 years old when my Dad took me to see Hercules. It starred Steve Reeves who was probably the only actor …

DVD reviews: The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie

Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

Starring the voice talents of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Liam Neason, Elizabeth Banks and Morgan Freeman

The hardest part of being a movie/DVD critic is knowing that you are, without doubt, …

Transformers Age of Extinction review

TRANSFORMERS Age of Extinction

Director Michael Bay

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer

Certificate – PG13

The purpose of reviewing movies for Nonbeige is to give you a good idea of what could be required viewing …

DVD reviews: 12 years a slave

12 Years a Slave

Directed by Steve McQueen

Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Benedict Cumberbatch

Certificate 15

The competition for the Oscar for best film of 2013 was very hard fought. With great movies like American Hustle, The Wolf …