Review: Dune – Part 2

As it was with past franchises, a second part of a narrative always feels a little… awkward. But Dune: Part 2 delivers the same quality and mystique as the first part. Following the events of Dune (2021) Paul Atreides finds himself among the Fremen, the natives of the planet Arrakis, hiding out from the Harkonnens,…

Review: Poor Things

Beautiful, surreal, hilarious, dark, compelling. So very nearly perfect. Bella Baxter, a creation of a surgeon who creates weird chimera lifeforms, wants to be free of her “father’s” trappings and explore the world. She galivants off with a debauched lawyer, to start a journey of self-discovery. Poor Things has got a lot of coverage and…

Review: Ferrari

Director Michael Mann can be hit or miss, but Ferrari is definitely a hit. Enzo Ferrari, owner of the most prestigious brand of race cars in Italy after the end of the war, is faced with bankruptcy if he cannot get more interest in his cars. Compounding this, his business partner and estranged wife, and…

Review: Wonka

Cadbury’s to Tim Burton’s Hershey’s, this prequel to Dahl’s classic story is delightful. Enthusiastic but na├»ve chocolatier Willy Wonka returns from adventures in the wilderness to give the world his amazing chocolate inventions. However, the Chocolate Cartel will have none of it, and will do anything to stop a threat to their businesses. Directed by…

Review: Eileen

A moody, retro, psychological thriller. 24-year old wallflower Eileen exists in an unfulfilled void between her job at the local prison and living with her alcoholic father. But when co-worker Rebecca arrives at the prison, Eileen’s life is about to be electrified. Directed by William Oldroyd (Lady MacBeth), Eileen is adapted from the 2015 novel…

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: Killers of The Flower Moon

For all its good performances, it is too long for not much intrigue. In the 1920s, the Native American Osage tribe’s land was rich in oil, bringing them riches and prosperity. But their servants, primarily white Americans, look to marry into these families… But some of them want even more. Based off the book Killers…

Review: Blue Beetle

If this was released 15 years ago, opinions would be very different. Young Jaime Reyes returns from university to find his family’s situation in disarray. When he is looking for work to save the family home, an alien artefact called The Scarab falls into his possession and changes his life forever. Directed by relative newcomer…

Review: Gran Turismo

It lacks a certain something, but is still a surprising true story! Nissan motorsports joins forces with Sony PlayStation’s Gran Turismo developer to train gamers into real race car drivers. Jann Mardenborough is one such gamer, but does he have enough to turn dreams into reality? Gran Turismo is an unusual video game “adaptation”, in…

Review: Barbie

Who knew that a movie about Barbie would not only draw so much attention and discussion, but also be quite good?? Barbieland, a parallel existence to our own, is thrown into turmoil as Classic Barbie begins to experience thoughts contradicting her fantastic plastic existence. Thoughts of death and despair. This takes her and her friend…