After getting lambasted by angry man-babies for his attempt to do something very slightly different with Star Wars, you could forgive writer-director Rian Johnson if he decided he wanted to … Continue reading Knives Out: a twisty, hilarious tale from Rian Johnson
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the ninth film by Quentin Tarantino – and it’s one you’d better make sure you watch because he’s only making one more and … Continue reading Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Tarantino’s swansong
Joe Cornish hasn’t had the best run of luck as a director. He broke out with Attack the Block in 2011 and it’s taken eight years for him to give … Continue reading The Kid Who Would Be King – a warm-hearted retro delight of a movie
First things first. Where did this film come from? All of a sudden, there it was. My spidey sense did not tingle, I was basically caught fully unawares. Although, as … Continue reading Spider-Man: Into the spider verse – review
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?