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: Justice League (2D)

Well here we are, DC Comics and Warner Brothers big event. All the heroes together, a future spanning ahead of them… and while it has moments, it is still a mess. The Earth is without its Kryptonian protector and under threat from beyond. Bruce Wayne and Alfred have been studying the increase of Parademon attacks…

Review: Nocturnal Animals

A great example of deep character writing. It will definitely benefit from repeated viewing. An artist turn exhibit organiser received a book written by her ex-husband, the story it tells is both moving and unsettlingly personal. With an awesome cast, Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Michael Sheen and Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals is an unwinding psychological…

Review: Arrival

Director Denis Villeneuve continues a startling winning streak with high-concept sci-fi Arrival. A language specialist has her life changed when the world is visited by twelve monolithic alien objects, hovering above the ground with no sign of intent. Brought in to try and communicate with the entities, she finds the experience and the trials inexplicably…

Review: Batman Vs Superman (2D)

Batman Vs Superman has had a difficult development to say the least. After 2013’s Man of Steel decidedly split audiences and with Marvel Studios streaking ahead with its Cinematic Universe, a sequel to Superman’s origin story was halted in favour for a duel with DC’s poster boy (and studio Warner Brothers’s favourite son) Batman. What…

Review: Her

It is great to see Joaquin Phoenix back, and it is even better to see him deliver one of his best performances in a very honest, clever love story. Unable to commit to signing his devoice papers, a writer seeks companionship after breaking up with his wife through a new computer system with advanced artificial…

Saga Review: Superman

I am not the biggest Superman fan… I find him as a character to be extremely limited in terms of creative story writing and he is hard for your general audience to relate to. The stories are often about Superman, but they are angled more towards how secondary characters interact with him. Plot-wise, the films…

Review: The Muppets

Nostalgic Nonsense! I didn’t know what to expect going in to The Muppets, I have seen the Muppet’s Christmas Carol and Treasure Island (I enjoyed those a great deal) but this movie is entirely original material based around the old Muppet Show on television. Kermit the Frog and co have split up after their old…