Yes, I am late to the party with a ‘best of’ reviews of the films of 2018, but I like to let my thoughts settle a bit first. Reflecting on … Continue reading My top ten films of 2018
Drew Goddard began his career writing for cult classic show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then became part of J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot team penning scripts for Alias and Lost. In … Continue reading Bad Times at the El Royale: substance and style aplenty
We were first introduced to super spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) in the first Mission Impossible in 1996 (directed by Brian de Palma), and it represented a bit of a … Continue reading Mission Impossible Fallout: the best one yet?
The first Ant-Man was a welcome surprise – funny, inventive, and it had a lot of heart. What would the sequel offer, more of the same? Go bigger? Go smaller? … Continue reading Ant-Man and the Wasp: it’s quantum baby!
So, Avengers: Infinity War from Marvel Studios. The biggest of epic battles to end all epic battles (although not quite, as there’ll be an Avengers 4 in 2019, but more … Continue reading Infinity War: the pathos of Thanos
‘Have you heard the news? Spielberg is directing Ready Player One!’ Thus went the geek cries across the interwebs – and I was one of them. For this was pleasing, … Continue reading Ready Player One: a young man’s game?
The ‘what if’ question is often a good way to start the process of creating a story for a writer. To come up with a meaty concept. In A Quiet … Continue reading A Quiet Place: a horror masterclass
This year has been a bit of a bumper for good films. Putting together a list, yet again, I realise there are so many I haven’t seen. Here’s those that … Continue reading My top seventeen films of 2017
Staaaar Waarrrs, na na na, Staaar Waaars. So sang my partner Saturday morning as we strolled down to the rather lovely Olympic studios cinema in southwest London to catch the … Continue reading Star Wars: The Last Jedi – progress, this is
The first Thor came out back in 2011, if you can believe that. And at the time it was a bit of a punt by Marvel who, until this point, … Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok – he’s come a long way, baby