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‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ – Review

Guy Ritchie gives the old tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Tables a cheery twist in this rip-roaring epic. At times too over the top for its own good, it is nonetheless a fun take on an old tale: something old, something new, and mostly something Guy Ritchie. You may be familiar […]

‘Alien: Covenant’ – Review

Set 10 years after the events of Prometheus, this film follows a colony ship named Covenant as it travels across space carrying 2,000 colonists and 15 crew members. The occupants are kept in a cryogenic sleep while the ship’s course is monitored by Walter, an updated version of the android David (played by Michael Fassbender). […]

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ – Review

Set soon after the events of the the first film, John Wick: Chapter Two follows the titular character John Wick (Keanu Reeves), a retired super-assassin whose desire to live a quiet civilian life is not working out very well. When Italian gangster Santino D’Antonio arrives at Wick’s door with a gold marker, he has no […]

‘Going In Style’ – Review

Going In Style stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin star as Joe, Willie, and and Albert, three best friends whose pension is dissolved after the company which employed them for 30 years goes through a merger. Joe is very close to his daughter and granddaughter, who live with him in order to save […]

‘The Fate of the Furious’ – Review

I’ve just watched Charlize Theron remote-control a cold war-era Russian submarine which has been “retrofitted” with nuclear weapons and smart technology, whilst a renegade team lead by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson try and stop her. And you know what? I enjoyed almost every ridiculous minute of it. The eighth (count ‘em, eighth) instalment in the […]

Emily Blunt is practically perfect in every way in first-look still from Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns, and Emily Blunt in the titular role is looking practically perfect in every way Production began at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England on 10th February. Set in 1935, in Depression-era London, the now-grown Jane and Michael Banks have experienced a personal loss which leaves them numb and joyless. Their former nanny, Mary […]

‘Fifty Shades Darker’ – Review

The highly anticipated second instalment in the Fifty Shades trilogy is finally here. Fifty Shades Darker picks up soon after the events of the first film, with Anastasia attempting to move on from Christian Grey and starting a new job as an editor’s assistant. But Christian wants her back, and he is willing to accept her terms this […]

‘Monster Trucks’ – Review

Paramount Pictures’ latest release Monster Trucks is based on an idea by former studio president Adam Goodman’s then 4-year-old son: that is, what if monster trucks had real monsters in them? This would be a cute story, if the film had any depth or guts to sustain this central idea for its 104 minute running […]

‘Elle’ – Review

Coming from the director of Basic Instinct and Showgirls, it should come as no surprise that this film sets out to agitate and polarise. Isabelle Huppert delivers a stunning performance as Michele LeBlanc, a rape survivor who turns the tables on her assailant, in a film which turns the tables on the genre to which […]

‘Arrival’ – Review

Arrival is the latest “thinking person” sci-fi. Following in the vein of Interstellar, the film is less interested in the aliens that arrive on earth than it is in how the humans are affected by the intergalactic event. Amy Adams stars as Dr Louise Banks, an expert linguist who is called upon by the American […]