Review: The Lego Batman Movie (2D)

Lego Batman is a riotous time, as insane and funĀ its 2014 originator but not quite as endearing. Batman is the hero of Gotham, he is loved and praised by all, despite him being a selfish, arrogant loner living in a huge mansion, at constant odds with his emotions. When super villain Joker sees this weakness…

Review: Kubo and the Two Strings

Ahhh. That nice feeling of watching something original. Kubo is a young son of a warrior who is maimed as a baby by The Moon King and is raised by his mother as a storyteller. Now older he lives in isolation, with his injured mother, hiding from the Moon King’s servants who wish to take…

Review: Hail, Caesar!

The Coen Brothers are back with a satirical take on 1950s Hollywood. An extremely busy production studio owner juggles control over several movie productions that struggle under misfortunes. From an actress losing a legal battle over her child, or an acclaimed drama director being given a lead star better suited for Westerns, to nosy journalists…

Review: Spectre

After the colossal success of Skyfall director Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig return to bring Bond’s origin story to completion. It… is a bumpy ride. Bond is on the ropes once again at the MI6, M has him grounded after he causes chaos in Mexico City while hunting down a man the previous M had…

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: Quiz Show

The first film I’ve seen that was directed by Robert Redford, Quiz Show is rightfully regarded as one of his best. Based off a true story, the film follows the ethical minefield of a quiz show at the advent of television that encouraged its contestants to cheat by giving them the answers ahead of time….

Review: Skyfall

Skyfall marks a defining moment in the franchise, a make or break decision to scale things down, tighten the characters and their histories, to become more the thinking man’s Bond. The film does not break in the attempt. We find Bond on assignment and liberated from the rage that had once consumed him; he is…