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Old themes mixed with modernity

29 June 2017
Old themes mixed with modernity

Old themes mixed with modernity

29 June 2017

FILM REVIEW: Madness, murder, mystery... Rachel Weiss keeps us guessing in this fine adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel My Cousin Rachel…


Mummy’s impossible mission

22 June 2017
Mummy’s impossible mission

Mummy’s impossible mission

22 June 2017

FILM REVIEW: The Mummy - ‘a run-of-the-mill Tom Cruise movie, right down to the vehicular stunts, corny globe-trotting, loud battles and CG excess The…


Super-girl power

15 June 2017
Super-girl power

Super-girl power

15 June 2017

FILM REVIEW: There’s plenty of laughs to be had, but WONDER WOMAN knows when to take itself seriously Wonder Woman (12A) Running time 2hr 21mins Rating:…


Sailing down the swanny...

08 June 2017
Sailing down the swanny...

Sailing down the swanny...

08 June 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, is far from the swashbuckling revival it could have been Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge…


Excaliber just doesn't cut it

01 June 2017
Excaliber just doesn't cut it

Excaliber just doesn't cut it

01 June 2017

FILM REVIEW: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - 'a pantomime for football hooligans' King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (12A) Running time 2hr 6min Rating…


Don't come looking for answers

30 May 2017
Don't come looking for answers

Don't come looking for answers

30 May 2017

FILM REVIEW: Michael Fassbender breathes vital life into an otherwise dismal vision in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant Alien: Covenant (15) Running time…


FILM REVIEW: Comic book heroes play it for laughs

12 May 2017
FILM REVIEW: Comic book heroes play it for laughs

FILM REVIEW: Comic book heroes play it for laughs

12 May 2017

But is that enough? Not a whole lot actually happens in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (12A) Running time 2hr 16min Rating…


Just the job for a woman

04 May 2017
Just the job for a woman

Just the job for a woman

04 May 2017

FILM REVIEW: Their Finest. Gemma Arterton in Second World War film about filmmaking Their Finest (12A) Running time 1hr 57mins Rating: **** WE, as a nation,…


F8 steps on the gas

27 April 2017
F8 steps on the gas

F8 steps on the gas

27 April 2017

FILM REVIEW: Brits Jason Statham and Helen Mirren on-board for number 8 in the Fast & Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious. Fate of the Furious…


Gunning for cult status

20 April 2017
Gunning for cult status

Gunning for cult status

20 April 2017

FILM REVIEW: Free Fire Free Fire (15) Running time 1hr 30min Rating: *** FREE Fire’s central conceit comes off like the set-up of a bad Irish…


Scarlett turns human cyborg

13 April 2017
Scarlett turns human cyborg

Scarlett turns human cyborg

13 April 2017

FILM REVIEW: Ghost in the Shell Ghost in the Shell (12A) Running time 2 hr Rating: *** ANIME is, broadly, a cult phenomenon in the West, and it’s…


Fairytale feminist... or is she?

07 April 2017
Fairytale feminist... or is she?

Fairytale feminist... or is she?

07 April 2017

FILM REVIEW: Beauty and The Beast Beauty and the Beast (PG) Running time 2hr 9mins Rating: *** THERE’S trouble in the Magic Kingdom. Disney’s…


Post racial comedy of manners

31 March 2017
Post racial comedy of manners

Post racial comedy of manners

31 March 2017

FILM REVIEW: Black man in white nightmare: Jordan Peele's directorial debut Get Out Get Out (15) Running time 1hr 44mins Rating: **** THE work of…


Filmic junk food at its finest

23 March 2017
Filmic junk food at its finest

Filmic junk food at its finest

23 March 2017

FILM REVIEW: Kong: Skull Island Kong: Skull Island (12A) Running time 1hr 58 min Rating *** I CAN’T quite recall when King Kong became a franchise…


Teachers behaving badly

16 March 2017
Teachers behaving badly

Teachers behaving badly

16 March 2017

FILM REVIEW: Fist Fight Fist Fight (15) Running time 1hr 31mins Rating: * WE’VE officially reached peak Ice Cube. Casting the rapper, now a…


Could be the next cult movie

09 March 2017
Could be the next cult movie

Could be the next cult movie

09 March 2017

Horror from Pirates of Caribbean director: A Cure for Wellness A Cure for Wellness (18) Running time 2hr 26mins Rating: *** WHAT was Gore Verbinski…


Backstory of the space race

02 March 2017
Backstory of the space race

Backstory of the space race

02 March 2017

Hidden Figures film review. Story of unknown African-American women mathematicians in the early years of the NASA space programme Hidden Figures (PG) Running…


Kinky couple lose the plot

23 February 2017
Kinky couple lose the plot

Kinky couple lose the plot

23 February 2017

There’s little good to report... Fifty Shades Darker is a ‘turkey’ Fifty Shades Darker (18) Running time 1hr 58mins Rating: * FOUR sleeps prior to Valentine’s…


We're not scared. No really.

16 February 2017
We're not scared. No really.

We're not scared. No really.

16 February 2017

Rings, the third instalment of the The Ring horror franchise Rings (15) Running time 1hr 47mins Rating: * NO horror film of the last 20 years has…


Welcome back Renton, your friends have been waiting

09 February 2017
Welcome back Renton, your friends have been waiting

Welcome back Renton, your friends have been waiting

09 February 2017

T2: Danny Boyle’s long-awaited sequel to the era-defining Trainspotting 1996’s TRAINSPOTTING was, need it be said, one of the last truly generation-defining…


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