Review: Toy Story 4

If you are certain Toy Story should have remained a trilogy, this will probably not change your mind. Nine years ago, Bo Peep was taken away after Andy’s sister decided she didn’t need her anymore. Now¬†Woody and the gang are with Bonnie, their new child, and Woody finds new purpose in caring for Forky, a…

Review: The Post

Spielberg can make a great film from filming paint dry, and The Post is very deliberately made in this day and age of political anxiety. A widow is placed in charge of The Washington Post newspaper firm after her husband passed away, taking on the responsibility of a legacy just when strongly guarded Government secrets…

Review: Sully

Probably one of the most concise and honestly made films I’ve seen this year since Spotlight. Based off the true events from January 2009, Sully follows the frightening and dramatic events of an airliner forced to land on the Hudson River in America, and the following investigation of its pilot Chesley Sullenberger. Directed by Clint…

Review: Captain Phillips

Expert director Paul Greengrass turns¬†this true story of Somali pirates hijacking a freighter into an intense thriller. Family man Richard Phillips and his crew have the treacherous task of delivering a freighter of goods through the Somali basin, host of multiple pirate organisations. When they are boarded after their merger defenses were not enough, Phillips…

Review: Bridge of Spies

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ latest collaboration is a solid wartime drama, not extremely emotional, not extremely heavy, but simply a good watch. Following true events during the Cold War, Tom Hanks plays James B. Donovan, an insurance attorney who is called in for the spiky task of defending a Soviet Russian spy in American…

Review: Cloud Atlas

From the creators of The Matrix comes an adaptation that could not have split opinion more completely when it released in the USA. I have been itching for months to see it. Adapted from the novel of the same name, Cloud Atlas is an ambitious undertaking, to the point of foolish; a multi-faceted science fiction…