Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

A fun but forgettable spy parody gets a sequel that feels completely unnecessary. Eggsy, as a fully-fledged Kingsman agent, finds the odds stacked against him when a secretive but powerful drug baroness destroys the agency and holds the world hostage, he needs to find allies, new and old, to stop the supervillain. Nobody asked for…

Review: Dunkirk (1958)

What with Christopher Nolan’s envisioning of the World War Two events coming soon, I wanted to check out the first big screen interpretation. During the terrifying events of World War Two, Nazi Germany was advancing across Europe and the Allied forced attempting to stop them were slowly crushed against the coast line. Dunkirk marks the…

Review: King Arthur – Legend of the Sword (2D)

Did Guy Ritchie just out-Snyder Zack Snyder? In a good way? In this retelling of the fabled British legend of King Arthur, when a tyrant sorcerer rules over England he seeks out the last true heir to the throne by testing everyone of a certain age to pull the magical sword Excalibur from the stone…

Review: Trainspotting

One of the most influential films in recent memory for the British film industry, skyrocketing the careers of Ewan McGregor and Danny Boyle. Set in contemporary 1996 Scotland, Trainspotting follows a small group of youths trapped in the grip of heroin abuse. One of them, Mark Renton, looks to better himself but finds the task monumentally…

Review: The Girl with All the Gifts

A grim, post-apocalyptic take on the zombie movie, and a very solid entry in the genre! The world is ending. Tiny pockets of civilization battle for survival against hordes of rabid humans driven mad by a fungal pathogen, and yet one facility believes it has a cure to the outbreak. Melanie is one of several…

Review: Legend (2015)

This black comedy thriller follows the exploits of the Kray Twins, notorious London gangsters during the 1960s. It feels quite long, but Tom Hardy has a dynamite performance as both twins. Ronald and Reginald Kray are living the comfortable life as gangsters on London’s east side, they are seemingly impervious to the police while running…

Review: Kingsman – Secret Service

Matthew Vaughn continues his comic book adaptations after Kick Ass and X-Men: First Classwith this bloodied, tongue-in-cheek British spy action movie. A smart British youth who has found himself in hard times after the death of his father, but when an agent of a secret organisation requests he join the service he, and the other…

Review: The Sweeney

Something about crime drama set in Britain just irks me. Adapted from the 1970s television show of the same name, The Sweeney follows two of the more unconventional police officers in Britain, whose lack of regard for authority has them running out of allies while hunting down a devious criminal. The film is a classic…

Review: Submarine

“Refreshing”, “quirky” and “funny” are not words I would use to describe this laborious trip into mediocrity. Okay, so several of you will be shaking their heads in disgust, but honestly Submarine did not grab me… at all. Not as a drama and certainly not as a quirky comedic drama. So we follow a youth…

Review: The Guard

The “buddy cop movie” with a sarcastic twist. When a small Irish community becomes a staging area for a trio of notorious serial killers it is up to local guard Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) to stop them. A bluntly spoken officer who knows exactly how far he can bend the law for his own self…