Vince Vaughn is an actor that consistently surprises me. Mainly because I’ve spent so long seeing him in comedies that I often assume that’s all he can do. But when … Continue reading Review: Brawl In Cell Block 99 (2017) – Violence, Viciousness and Vaughn
Urgh. Another boxing movie? About a man struggling to deal with life when his career is cut short after a serious injury? It’s like a well-followed bus timetable at this … Continue reading Review: Journeyman (2018) – A Beautiful Insight Into British Boxing
Having only seen Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel, I can hardly say I’m overly familiar with the works of Wes Anderson. But even with such limited knowledge of … Continue reading Review: Isle of Dogs (2018) – A Delightful Dogfest That Sometimes Drags
The nature of being an aspiring screenwriter is that you have to read a lot of scripts. A LOT of scripts. Most of them tend to be older movies (or … Continue reading Review: A Quiet Place (2018) – Silence Makes For Cinematic Gold
A few months ago someone told me that Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One was basically the male fantasy equivalent of Fifty Shades of Grey. Essentially both were badly written books that … Continue reading Review: Ready Player One (2018) – The Return of Blockbuster Spielberg?
Say what you will about Game Over, Man!, but there’s a damn good idea at its core. Like Galaxy Quest to Star Trek or Austin Powers to James Bond, taking … Continue reading Review: Game Over, Man! (2018) – A Die Hard Spoof That Needs To Die
While the similarities between a successful documentary and a successful fiction film are too numerous to list, one shared aspect is a portrayal of either conflict or drama. Doesn’t matter … Continue reading Review: The Final Year (2017) – Politics In A More Civilised Age
There’s no argument that, for probably the rest of human history, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be remembered purely as an action star. And quite rightly too. There aren’t too many actors … Continue reading Review: Aftermath (2017) – A Great Dramatic Performance From The Governator
There are currently 7.6 billion people living on planet Earth. But what that number also represents are the 7.6 billion stories out there for us to listen to. Old or … Continue reading Review: The Mercy (2018) – A Touching Performance By Colin Firth
In a year that will see the release of the ultimate Marvel universe team-up in Avengers: Infinity War, it would have been somewhat easy for any other film from the … Continue reading Review: Black Panther (2018) – Often Beautiful, Sometimes Bold, But Still A Basic Marvel Movie
Who remembers when director M. Night Shyamalan was the laughing stock of Hollywood? And I actually mean that literally. Because back in the summer of 2010, someone recorded footage of … Continue reading Review: Devil (2010) – A Claustrophobic Ride With Death
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!