The Kid Who Would Be King – a warm-hearted retro delight of a movie

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 us another film. Through no fault of his own I might add, as he’s been plugging away on projects but I guess that’s just how… Continue reading The Kid Who Would Be King – a warm-hearted retro delight of a movie

Logan: sad, beautiful and final

James Mangold is a compelling director; in that a lot of his work has real emotional depth and nuance, and often benefits from repeat viewing. And he’s kind of underappreciated. I mean, Girl, Interrupted, 3:10 To Yuma and Walk The Line all had him at the helm. And yes, granted, he’s also got The Wolverine on his… Continue reading Logan: sad, beautiful and final

X-Men: Days of Future Past review

So… How do you discuss the new X-Men film without giving too much away? Well that’s easy, throw in time travel. Always guaranteed to confuse all but the most hardened of moviegoers. And indeed confuse was the case in the cinema I went to; a full house with the audience all sitting quietly, leaning forward… Continue reading X-Men: Days of Future Past review

Ted and Wahlberg – thunder buddies for life!

Is ted a romantic comedy? I found myself pondering this the other night after watching Seth Macfarlane’s creation. I suppose this question sprang to mind because, at the heart of this film, lies love and maturity. The crossroads of dilemma are looming for John (Mark Wahlberg). He’s split between love for his childhood best friend,… Continue reading Ted and Wahlberg – thunder buddies for life!