Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – The Most Expensive “Tick-Box” Movie Ever Made

Spoilers for Season 3 of Doctor Who and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Now that we’re four movies into the Disney-led Star Wars franchise, it’s clear that the behind-the-scenes … Continue reading Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – The Most Expensive “Tick-Box” Movie Ever Made

Review: Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – A Climax To End All Climaxes

[Spoilers for Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future Part II, Empire Strikes Back, and all prior movies in the MCU] Do you know why Back to the Future … Continue reading Review: Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – A Climax To End All Climaxes

Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) – A Misguided Attempt to Explain The Cloverfield Universe

Well that came out of nowhere. Not content to unleash a trailer for Cloverfield 3 / God Particle a mere two months before its cinema release (like they did with 10 … Continue reading Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) – A Misguided Attempt to Explain The Cloverfield Universe

Review: Darkest Hour (2017) – And The Award Goes To… Gary Oldman!

While you may not have heard of the official term, the underlying concept of “Twin Films” is probably something you’ve heard of. Generally speaking, it refers to two movies with very … Continue reading Review: Darkest Hour (2017) – And The Award Goes To… Gary Oldman!

Some of My Most Anticipated Movies of 2018 (Part Two)

You know, in part one of my list I made what I thought was a minor topical joke about the current state of politics and the dangers of nuclear war. … Continue reading Some of My Most Anticipated Movies of 2018 (Part Two)

Some of My Most Anticipated Movies of 2018 (Part One)

When it comes down to it, 2018 might legitimately have a nuclear war started by a rogue tweet. And after millions are dead, the war would undoubtedly end with the … Continue reading Some of My Most Anticipated Movies of 2018 (Part One)

My Top 15 Most Notable Films of 2017

Well here we are again. The end of another 365-day journey around the sun. And it doesn’t feel like it was a particularly great year, was it? Even putting aside … Continue reading My Top 15 Most Notable Films of 2017

Middle-Earth vs The Seven Kingdoms: A Night of Music at the London Palladium

When comparing the titanic successes of Lord of the Rings (LOTR) and Game of Thrones (GoT); there is no doubt that both franchises brought fantasy to the forefront of mainstream pop … Continue reading Middle-Earth vs The Seven Kingdoms: A Night of Music at the London Palladium

Review: Back Door To Hell (1964) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Click here for the introduction and the first review in my Jack Nicholson Retrospective. My sincerest apologies to the four people that were flaying themselves in a noble attempt to … Continue reading Review: Back Door To Hell (1964) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Review: In This Corner of The World (2017) – Japan in the Shadow of The Atomic Bomb

(Mild spoilers for Grave of the Fireflies) The thing about world cinema is that we in the UK generally only get the most commercial products put into our cinemas. After … Continue reading Review: In This Corner of The World (2017) – Japan in the Shadow of The Atomic Bomb

Review: Land of Mine (2017) – Denmark’s Post-WWII Secret

Over the years I have learnt that if you choose to attend a film festival, don’t waste time going to see the big (or even middle) budget Hollywood movies. Whether … Continue reading Review: Land of Mine (2017) – Denmark’s Post-WWII Secret

“We Shall Fight On The Beaches” – A Review of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (2017)

Man, Christopher Nolan’s a right old grumpy fuddy-duddy, isn’t he? “Boo hoo! I don’t like Netflix.” “Boo hoo! I don’t like filming on digital.” “Boo hoo! I only want to … Continue reading “We Shall Fight On The Beaches” – A Review of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (2017)