The Man from U.N.C.L.E. review: new franchise?

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., l-r: Henry Cavill, Alicia Vikander, 2015. ph: Daniel Smith/©Warner Bros. Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Guy Ritchie is like… so hot right now. At least, it seems so, after his career had hit a little blip right before the Sherlock Holmes films put him back on the map. Then for his next trick he thought he’d turn his hand to the spy genre, specifically resurrecting a nostalgically adored ’60s TV… Continue reading The Man from U.N.C.L.E. review: new franchise?

Ex Machina: Lessons in playing God

Alex Garland is a mighty fine writer. He’s now a director. His past writing credits include The Beach, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go, Dredd and now Ex Machina. With the latter he’s stepped up to the director’s chair, and done so without missing a beat. He’s been helped by a great cast… Continue reading Ex Machina: Lessons in playing God

Trailer park: Focus, Mad Max, Ex Machina

As 2014 draws to a close I thought a quick look ahead to three rather exciting films out next year wouldn’t be amiss. (Obviously, there’s lots more, but for these little trailer park breakdowns, three is the magic number.) Focus (In cinemas February 2015) Will Smith and Margot Robbie (her from The Wolf of Wall… Continue reading Trailer park: Focus, Mad Max, Ex Machina