Review: 1917

A hauntingly beautiful, if gruelling ordeal. Sam Mendes’ film is incredible. During the events of The Great War, two young soldiers are given a task: one day to travel across enemy occupied territory to deliver new orders to two battalions. If they fail, sixteen hundred men will be killed. Time is the enemy. Director Sam…

Review: The Irishman

Martin Scorsese’s three hour gangster epic, based off true stories, is an impressive spectacle if a little drawn out. Set over the 60s and 70s, the story follows Frank Sheeran, a war veteran-turn truck driver who becomes part of the criminal underground. Spanning over several decades, we see Frank’s friendships, alliances, dangerous betrayals, and sacrifices….

Review: Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker

Tremendously fast-paced, often visually incredible, but the final act of the Star Wars sequel trilogy really lays the overall flaws for all to see. The final battle is upon our heroes as Rey trains her abilities with General Leia, while Finn, Poe and the others gather crucial intel on a new gathering darkness in the…

Review: Frozen II

A film that has everyone’s attention looks to have cold feet when delivering substance… With Elsa established as Queen of Arendelle, everything seems well for our protagonists. But when Elsa starts to hear a voice in her head, calling to her, she risks everyone’s safety to discover an enchanted forest of legend. What truth will…

Review: The Good Liar

Despite being predictable by its very nature, it is a decent thriller with some fun performances. Roy and Betty are two British citizens heading towards their 80s, looking for companionship. Meeting up thanks to an online dating site, they immediately hit it off. Little does Betty know that Roy has a dark secret. Starring Sir…

Review: Le Mans ’66

A superb, solid drama following the events of Ford Motors taking on Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans. Le Mans 24 hour race is one of the oldest motor sport races still held today. Held in France, this gruelling endurance race runs for an entire day without stop, with drivers pushed to their limits through…

Review: Terminator – Dark Fate

This relentlessly unnecessary sequel may be better than the previous attempt, but that is not saying much. After Judgement Day was averted in 1997, the future was not significantly changed; a new, more deadly robot assassin is sent back, this time hunting Dani Ramos. Aided by an augmented soldier from the future, a world-weary mercenary…

Review: Maleficent – Mistress of Evil

As if not adhering to the original, or the fairy tale it was based off, wasn’t enough; this sequel doesn’t even follow its wayward predecessor. It has been five years since the fairy Maleficent defeated the evil King Stephen and saved Princess Aurora from her own curse, but as fate would have it, people still…

Review: Gemini Man (HFR 3D)

Will Smith versus Will Smith sounds like a premise from the 1990s, and Gemini Man doesn’t do enough to elevate itself above a rather empty screenplay. Henry Brogan is a hitman and assassin who wants out, but when one of his targets turns out to be of vital importance to a shadowy organisation, he himself…

Review: Joker

This is not your average comic book movie. Arthur Fleck, a failed comedian and performing clown in Gotham city, lives with his ageing mother while hopelessly trying to make it in show business. But the darkness in his head and the oppressive, uncompromising reality outside threaten to unravel his sanity completely. It is a little…