Review: Isle of Dogs

Did you hear the rumour? In the near future, a tyrannical mayor of Japanese city Megasuki, Mayor Kobayashi, deems all dogs be exiled to a remote island due to a dangerous canine virus. Now, dejected and unwanted, the dogs of the island gain new purpose when the young, twelve year old ward of the mayor…

Review: Sausage Party

It is as obscene and ugly as the trailer depicts, but it is also far from “the Pixar of adult animation” as its creators claim. What happens when food is sentient, and when food realises what happens to it when we buy it? Frank the hotdog and Brenda the bun are about to find out….

Review: Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

A film loved by critics and one can see why, but Birdman also had my attention immediately. Unique and darkly humorous, Michael Keaton at his very best. Riggan Thomson is a washed out, down on his luck actor who once had Hollywood fame as the superhero Birdman. Hoping to reignite his life’s significance he writes, directs…

Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Director Wes Anderson has ever really wow’ed me with any of his previous works, often they are too wild and unprecedented, but with The Grand Budapest Hotel he has excelled. Our story begins from the perspective of a writer who, in visiting a rundown Hotel, meets the owner who tells a tale of the Hotel’s…

Review: The Bourne Legacy

An almighty cash-in, or for once a clever spin-off from the Bourne trilogy? I’m afraid mostly the former. Now I was suckered into the trailer for Legacy, and even the tagline: “There was never just one” I couldn’t argue against, after all, Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne was part of a super soldier program. Plus this…