Review: Men in Black – International

By all rights, it is a good concept. But while style and flare are still present, meaningful characters and humour are thin on the ground. Molly, after witnessing the MIB and an alien as a child, spent two decades looking for the agency to become one of them. Now she’s made it, she finds herself…

Review: A Monster Calls

A surprisingly morose and sad story, old lessons exceptionally well explored. Conor lives with his mother who is slowly dying of cancer. The young boy’s life is a wreckage of bottled emotion and absent father figures and childhood, but when a colossal, fifty foot monster takes an interest in him, Conor is about to learn…

Review: Silence

Well, this was sobering. But I’m not sure what I think of it… In the 1600s two young Catholic priests journey to Japan, seeking their mentor who has apparently been converted from the faith during his work as a Christian Missionary. They journey however, becomes more like a battle of beliefs. Director Martin Scorsese is…

Review: Battleship

Battleship? More like a Sub… …with ham and cheese! Am I right? Following the success of the Transformers film franchise, Hasbro runs its finger down the index of toy licenses they own and inexplicably land on the Battleship board game. The film follows a young man drafted into the Navy in a bid to get…

Saga Review: Batman

Possibly one of the most iconic, well received and respected “superheroes” created, Batman’s success is thanks to the relatively down-to-Earth nature of the character, a¬†billionaire¬†with a taste for vengeance, with training and a lot of gadgets. It is the villains that broaden Batman’s scope, and are always the most interesting and mesmerising elements in any…

Review: Wrath of the Titans

Just ninety minutes of massive CGI monsters and “epic” battles. The old gods, Zeus and Hades find their powers and influence waning as mortals cease their prayers, and in a desperate act Hades opens the Underworld prison of Tartarus, freeing the titans and their ancient father Kronos. Now every immortal and demigod must choose a…

Review: The Grey

A hard, gritty and bleak affair of human survival. Liam Neeson has to be another one of my favourite actors, and luckily here he branches away from the full action movie lead and takes up a much more character driven narrative (not that there’s anything wrong with Neeson beating people up!) His character goes by…