Review: First Man

First Man is one small step for cinema, but one giant leap for 2018. Engineer and pilot Neil Armstrong goes through the trials and tribulations required before one of the biggest challenges in human history: a manned mission to the Moon. To be candid, I am a sucker for space movies. So even if First…

Review: Get Out

A racially charged, uncomfortable and satirical psychological thriller. Get Out was a unique experience. Chris and Rose are four months into their relationship and seeing as it is serious, Rose takes him to visit her parents who live in the countryside. Chris is immediately hesitant, and what at first seems to be nothing more than…

Review: The Great Wall

Yimou Zhang, stop doing collaborations with America, right now. When two European bandits stumble across China’s greatest defensive achievement, The Great Wall, while looking for “black powder”, they discover a terrible and world-ending secret. Well this was pretty dumb. I think the film drops the ball almost immediately with two small points. We open with…

Review: Independence Day

How can a movie be so silly, exciting, emotive, hearty and stupid all at the same time? Independence Day is surely the lightning that director Roland Emmerich has been forever trying to rekindle. In 1996, July 2nd, aliens arrived on Earth with only one goal in mind: total annihilation. It is up to a scientist-turn…

Review: Gone with the Wind

First time watching this. Now I shall wait for you to stop hurling abuse at me, please begin reading the review when you have recovered your composure… Okay? Feeling better? Set in the 1800s at the beginning of the American Civil War, Gone with the Wind follows the young, selfish daughter of a plantation owner…

Review: Fury

An intensely bleak and frank look at five soldiers lives within the confines of a tank at the final moments of World War Two, Fury doesn’t pull its punches and proves to be one solid war movie. Brad Pitt heads the story as tank “Fury’s” captain Don Collier during the conclusion of World War 2…

Review: Olympus has Fallen

Well I had always intended to watch this… but now that I have I have discovered some awful not-supposed-to-be-funny ‘Murica trite. When a terrorist attack on the American White House ends with the President and his aids taken hostage and the House turned into a fortress, only an ex-Secret Service agent (who was retired due…

Review: Lincoln

Steven Spielberg is probably the only man who could take a subject matter as dry as politics and as well known as Lincoln’s victory over the 13th amendment and make it worth watching for over one-hundred and fifty minutes. Daniel Day Lewis gives a powerhouse performance as the United States sixteenth President as he deals…