Review: Knives Out

A modern whodunnit thriller. Funny, classy, but a little simplistic. When a famous author is found dead, seemingly within a closed room in his family’s house, his nurse becomes the centre of attention as a private investigator is called in. But stranger things are afoot. Released in 2019, director Rian Johnson (who at the time…

Review: Star Wars – The Last Jedi

Disney have given the keys to director Rian Johnson for an entire trilogy after his work on The Last Jedi… I have no idea why. Episode VIII feels messy. The First Order, having decimated the Republic, now hunt down the remaining rebellion forces who are desperately on the run. Meanwhile, as her powers grow, Rey…

Banter: The Last Jedi Predictions

My predictions for┬áThe Force Awakens proved reasonably popular, and not wholly inaccurate, so I’d like to try my hand at the second film in this new trilogy. There are two ways of preemptively thinking about The Last Jedi: 1) It is going to be the same story beats as The Empire Strikes Back. 2) Everything…

Review: Looper

A unique, stylish, modern science fiction thriller that keeps you interested without exaggerating it toys but involving you with its characters. The film is set in the near future where Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in his hundredth appearance in film this year!) works as a “looper”, an assassin who kills people sent back in time from…