Review: Profile (2018) – The Darkside of Journalism [BFI London Film Festival 2018]

When you think about the sort of people that put their lives on the line for the greater good, those working in journalism probably don’t immediately come to mind. Alas, the … Continue reading Review: Profile (2018) – The Darkside of Journalism [BFI London Film Festival 2018]

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Review: Green Book (2018) – Driving Miss Daisy With A Musical Touch [BFI London Film Festival 2018]

As a director builds their body of work, it generally becomes easier to recognise their style and understand their preferences. That’s why, for the average film fan, there are certain … Continue reading Review: Green Book (2018) – Driving Miss Daisy With A Musical Touch [BFI London Film Festival 2018]

Review: Saint Judy (2018) – The Erin Brockovich of Immigration [Raindance Film Festival 2018]

I don’t think it’s too controversial to say that, over the past two years, the United States’ immigration policies have taken quite a drastic turn. The famous words inscribed at … Continue reading Review: Saint Judy (2018) – The Erin Brockovich of Immigration [Raindance Film Festival 2018]

Review: A Simple Favour (2018) – A Compelling Gone Girl-esque Mystery

It’s hard not to feel sorry for director Paul Feig after the utterly asinine backlash to his female-led reboot of Ghostbusters back in 2016. Having made a film myself in … Continue reading Review: A Simple Favour (2018) – A Compelling Gone Girl-esque Mystery

Review: King of Thieves (2018) – A Heist Hardly Worth Watching

For those of you that live outside the U.K. it may be hard to comprehend why the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit burglary in 2015 struck such a cord with the British psyche. … Continue reading Review: King of Thieves (2018) – A Heist Hardly Worth Watching

Short Scares At The 2018 Arrow Video Frightfest Film Festival

Now in its 18th year, the people behind the Frightfest Film Festival can easily hold their heads up high as the creators of one of the foremost film festivals in … Continue reading Short Scares At The 2018 Arrow Video Frightfest Film Festival

Review: Searching (2018) – A Riveting 21st Century Parental Nightmare

Often when new approaches to storytelling are undertaken, they don’t always get it right the first time (or even the first few times). For example, while the found-footage genre was … Continue reading Review: Searching (2018) – A Riveting 21st Century Parental Nightmare

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The Dark Knight: 10 Years Later – Still The Greatest Comic Book Movie Ever Made, But It Leaves A Bitter Legacy

Author’s Note: Spoilers for The Dark Knight, Seven, Star Trek Into Darkness, Skyfall and The Avengers I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Back in 2008 I was so … Continue reading The Dark Knight: 10 Years Later – Still The Greatest Comic Book Movie Ever Made, But It Leaves A Bitter Legacy

Review: Skyscraper (2018) – The Rock Gets His John McClane On

Fun fact everyone. Skyscraper’s UK release date of July 12 is the exact 30 year anniversary for the world premiere of Bruce Willis’ Die Hard! It would be nice to … Continue reading Review: Skyscraper (2018) – The Rock Gets His John McClane On

Review: Sicario 2: Soldado (2018) – A Brutal and Bloody Sequel That’s Nearly As Accomplished As The Original

I’ve already mentioned in previous reviews why I think Taylor Sherdian might be one of the greatest screenwriters of our current generation. His return for the sequel to 2015’s critically … Continue reading Review: Sicario 2: Soldado (2018) – A Brutal and Bloody Sequel That’s Nearly As Accomplished As The Original

Review: The Happy Prince (2018) – An Exceptional Film, But Only If You’re Trilingual

Back in my review for Rampage I spoke a little about the concept of passion projects, and how far actors would go to try and get them made. And in most … Continue reading Review: The Happy Prince (2018) – An Exceptional Film, But Only If You’re Trilingual

Review: The Snowman (2017) – A Sluggish Story with Snowy Surroundings

I wonder how Michael Fassbender will look back on 2017? On the one hand, if rumours are to be believed, he married Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander. So I’m guessing he’s now … Continue reading Review: The Snowman (2017) – A Sluggish Story with Snowy Surroundings