Review: Vice

Who would have thought the director of Anchorman would go on to direct not one (The Big Short) but two incredibly thorough and consumable dives into the worst of American politics. This true story follows the life of the Washington DC Vice President of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and his secretive dealings that escalated…

Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017) (2D)

People are hating on this movie for the wrong reasons. In the distant future, when cybernetics are advancing to the point that humanity is becoming a fleeting concept, The Major is one of the best agents of a cyber-crime investigative unit known as Section Nine. But she questions her origins, and how she has no…

Remake Rumble Review: Ringu

I think if you see The Ring twice in 24 hours it means you are definitely cursed, right?? With the arrival of the delayed – and utterly stupid looking – Rings, this weekend, it is fitting to revisit one of my favourite J-Horror movies, Ringu, and its American counterpart The Ring made four years afterwards….

Review: Serpico

Serpico tells the true story of Frank Serpico, a lone American police man who personally confronts the rampant corruption in the force. Frank Serpico (Al Pacino) is a greenhorn police officer recently joined the force, with an optimistic view on how the officers behave. He is a good man who finds himself surrounded by nothing…

Review: The Forest

A Hollywood produced psychological horror set in Japan following a young American woman trying to find her sister who has become lost in the notorious “suicide forest” that actually exists on the banks of Mount Fuji. Trying to not sound too snobby, but I feel as though The Forest could have been better served as a…

Review: Captain Phillips

Expert director Paul Greengrass turns this true story of Somali pirates hijacking a freighter into an intense thriller. Family man Richard Phillips and his crew have the treacherous task of delivering a freighter of goods through the Somali basin, host of multiple pirate organisations. When they are boarded after their merger defenses were not enough, Phillips…

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…

Remake Rumble Review: Oldboy

Remake Rumble…? More like Remake Execution. So, against my better judgment I’ve decided to do this particular Remake Rumble! I guess it wouldn’t leave my mind until I had seen it through. Read, and feel the frustration! Oldboy (2003) The definition of a revenge tale, beautifully savage and cynically dark in humour, Oldboy is one…

Remake Rumble Review: Godzilla

It is ironic that people today moan about action movies having ten, twenty minutes of solid action and destruction; little do they realise that films have been doing this for decades! This is something of a Remake Rumble as well as a saga review. The original Gojira, an American release of the same film Godzilla:…