Review: The Flight of Dragons

Imagine a time before DVDs, before the Internet, before streaming services. A time when you had to go outside, and to your local video rental store if you wanted to watch a new movie. A time when here, in the UK, we had four television channels; cable did not exist. A time when phones were…

Review: Darkest Hour

A somewhat fanciful interpretation of history, but a very compelling and enthralling one. United Kingdom, May 1940, and the Germany Nazi forces have begun their takeover of Europe. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom is anything but; with the current Prime Minister being deemed unfit for the task by his own party and the opposing party. Appointed…

Review: Onward

A surprisingly entertaining and mould-breaking experience from Pixar studios. In a world of monsters and magic, now progressed into a contemporary world with jobs, cars, and homes, two elven brothers have reconciled with the loss of their father. But the youngest, Ian, never knew his father, but a forgotten magic might be able to bring…

Review: The Invisible Man

Like the Joker rising from the flailing DCEU, The Invisible Man is a surprising turn of events. After escaping a life living with her abuser, Cecilia tries to go back to living a normal life. Yet even after the news of his death, she can’t quite accept that he is gone. Is it the trauma,…

Review: Sonic the Hedgehog

A definition that “bad press is better than no press”. An alien creature is transported to our world and finds himself hunted by a secret Government organisation. All he has is his wits, speed, and his human friends. It is disappointing that Sonic the Hedgehog beat Detective Pikachu in opening weekend box office, as it…

Review: Parasite

A tremendous victory at the Academy Awards is justified. A poor family in South Korea begin set their sights on a wealthy family’s home, using their con artist skills to improve their everyday lives. But how far can it be pushed? For many western audiences, Parasite will have come completely out of the blue. A…

Best and Worst of 2019

We are here again. Seemingly so soon, too. I remember having great enthusiasm for this year, or certainly compared to 2018’s film roster, but now that we have reached the end of 2019 it is sad to admit that there have been a lot of disappointment in the last twelve months. Of course, like all…

Review: The Irishman

Martin Scorsese’s three hour gangster epic, based off true stories, is an impressive spectacle if a little drawn out. Set over the 60s and 70s, the story follows Frank Sheeran, a war veteran-turn truck driver who becomes part of the criminal underground. Spanning over several decades, we see Frank’s friendships, alliances, dangerous betrayals, and sacrifices….

Review: Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker

Tremendously fast-paced, often visually incredible, but the final act of the Star Wars sequel trilogy really lays the overall flaws for all to see. The final battle is upon our heroes as Rey trains her abilities with General Leia, while Finn, Poe and the others gather crucial intel on a new gathering darkness in the…

Review: The Good Liar

Despite being predictable by its very nature, it is a decent thriller with some fun performances. Roy and Betty are two British citizens heading towards their 80s, looking for companionship. Meeting up thanks to an online dating site, they immediately hit it off. Little does Betty know that Roy has a dark secret. Starring Sir…