The MCU 30 Ranked (Phases 1 – 4)

People do enjoy a good list, and what’s better to list than every single Marvel Cinematic Universe movie? They certainly are churning them out now, without signs of stopping any time soon. So this list is Phase 1 through Phase 4.Please be aware that many of these films I have only watched once, and I…

Review: Black Panther – Wakanda Forever

Marvel could have had a real moment here… but the film is found lacking. King T’Challa is dead. Wakanda is left vulnerable to attack from foreign nations vying for acquisition of vibranium, the country’s rare metallic resource. But there is another nation, beneath the waves, that also enters this power vacuum. Losing someone is never…

Review: Black Adam

Where was this from DC five or even ten years ago? In the fictional city of Kahndaq, the repressed people believe in a mythical hero from before even Babylonian times, a hero who stood up against slavery and oppression.With no sign of this hero returning, explorers uncover a tomb, as well as an artefact of…

Review: Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a solid movie with some important subtext. Two World War One veterans find themselves wanted for the murder of a late friend’s daughter. But in an effort to get themselves out of the mess, they only embroil themselves further in a conspiracy of global disaster. Directed by David O. Russell (American Hustle, The…

Review: The Black Phone

You know what? This is a solid horror movie. Taking place in the 70s, the film follows Finn and his sister Gwen, in they neighbourhood where children go missing. When Finn finds himself abducted, his only hope of escape is a disconnected black phone in his cell… Director Scott Derrickson, who also made Sinister and…

Review: Hellraiser (2022)

For fans of the original, this remake might feel a bit… lacking. The story follows Riley, a down-and-out seventeen-year-old girl whose life is ruled by drinking, drugs, and dating a boy with a criminal past. But when the two of them find a mysterious puzzle box, they hope their lives will get easier. Unfortunately, that…

Review: Three Thousand Years of Longing

An intellectual and pleasant experience overall. Our story follows an academic named Alithea, who while traveling the world as a scholar of stories, encounters a djinn trapped in a bottle. What happens when a wish granting creature meets a modern, weary individual without wants or desires? The advertising really, really needs to stop referring to…

Review: Samaritan

Supposing you haven’t seen anything Sylvester Stallone has starred in for the last twenty years, or any superhero movie ever, you might find something worthwhile in Samaritan. A young boy named Sam has been raised believing two super strong brothers had fought for justice in Granite City. But the two brothers, Samaritan and Nemesis, had…

Review: Luca

A simple but entertaining story. Luca lives under the sea with his parents as a family of sea monsters, working every day herding fish, when the intrigue of fallen objects from the land above gets the better of him. So begins a classic fish-out-of-water story, with added Vespas. Sometimes there isn’t a whole lot to…

Review: Bullet Train

A hi-octane, violent, funny action movie that ticks all the right boxes. Multiple trained assassins board a bullet train in Tokyo, only to find out their objectives are intertwined. Directed by David Leitch (director of Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde, and co-director of John Wick) Bullet Train is a marvellous piece of escapist action. It is…