Review: Monkey Man

Brutal and excellent. An Indian underground fighter answers the call to fight against a tyrannical regime and corrupt politicians. Monkey Man has been at least five years in the making. A passion project of actor Dev Patel, (who exploded on to the scene in Slumdog Millionaire in 2008) he would star as the lead, produce,…

Review: Ghostbusters – Frozen Empire

Sony might be getting the hang of this whole “Ghostbusters” thing. Following the events of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the Spengler family have moved into the old New York firehouse, and with it the mantle of protecting the city from ghostly invaders. But an ancient evil stirs, and all of the Ghostbusters need to rally against it…

Review: Argylle

It is so flashy but ultimately tiring. An author becomes hugely popular with a series of spy novels. But when a real spy organization is threatened by the alarming comparisons to their real-life operations… she is about to go on a globe-trotting adventure of her own. Director Matthew Vaughn exploded onto the scene with Layer…

Best and Worst of 2023

2023… It has been a difficult year for me personally, and I welcomed the increase in cinema this year since the pandemic as it was a means of escapism and distraction. But it has also been a difficult year for cinema! The start of the year (in the lead up to award season) saw several…

Review: Rebel Moon: Part 1 – A Child of Fire

Rebel Moon had everything going for it, but the results are extremely disappointing. A tyrannical, galactic organisation threatens a farming world. But one citizen is not all she appears to be and vows to repel the attackers by assembling a team of rogues. Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child of Fire is the first…

Review: The Marvels

Actual amateur hour at Disney Marvel. A lone female warrior attempts to save her dying world at any cost from The Annihilator and their team of unprofessional heroes. Oh wait, that’s the story of the villain. Sorry. Captain Marvel, Ms Marvel, and Monica Rambeau find their powers “entangled”; causing them to swap physical location whenever…

Review: The Creator

A solid science fiction vision; we need more movies like this. Ex-special forces officer Joshua is called back into action in a war against simulants, artificial intelligent lifeforms who co-exist with humans, as a new weapon to end the war has been created. Director Gareth Edwards has shown huge growth and masses of potential with…

Review: Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One

Mission: Impossible continues to impress in its penultimate entry. Ethan Hunt and his crew are still seen as rogues who get the job done. But when an algorithmic AI goes missing and appears to be a threat to global digital security, they might be on their most difficult mission yet. Directed and co-written by Christopher…

Review: Spider-Man – Across the Spider-Verse

When the dial is already at eleven, it is going to break if you push it further. Following the events of Into The Spider-Verse, we follow both Miles Morales and Gwen Stacey in their own universes, trying to cope with their own lonely vigils of their cities. However, the Spider-Society, formed over thousands of universes,…

Review: Hypnotic

This is definitely a movie that thinks its smarter than it actually is. Danny Rourke, a cop whose daughter mysteriously vanished without a trace, finds clues to her whereabouts when a bizarre bank heist occurs. But as the strangeness unfolds, his life is turned upside down. Directed and co-written by Robert Rodriguez (a man with…