Review: Venom

Venom, like its symbiote supervillain, is barely holding together, but it is entertaining in its mania. New York reporter Eddie Brock loses his job when he antagonises a industrial magnate who is secretly experimenting on parasitic organisms from deep space. In the process, he finds himself infected by a malevolent entity. With the film opening…

Review: Dunkirk (2017)

You think you know war films? Think again. Nolan’s Dunkirk is probably one of the most ambitiously edited, unique and tense war films ever made. One of the most disastrous moments in World War Two sees Allied forces from Britain, Belgium and France trapped against the French coast and the constricting frontline of Nazi invasion…

Review: The Revenant

Leo is having a really, really bad day. Director Alejandro G. Inarritu returns after his colossal success with last year’s Birdman, and The Revenant is a whole new experience! In the 1820s, during an expedition on the Native American frontier for hide, a hunter accompanying them has his son murdered and is abandoned by his…

Review: Legend (2015)

This black comedy thriller follows the exploits of the Kray Twins, notorious London gangsters during the 1960s. It feels quite long, but Tom Hardy has a dynamite performance as both twins. Ronald and Reginald Kray are living the comfortable life as gangsters on London’s east side, they are seemingly impervious to the police while running…

Review: Mad Max – Fury Road (3D)

A one hundred and twenty minute adrenaline shot; absolute carnage in the desert and all shot with awesome grungy, violent and most importantly, physical, action. Immortan Joe, a tyrant of a blasted and wasted desert after Earth suffers a nuclear apocalypse, controls all supply of water for his downtrodden citizens. He also holds sway over…

Review: Locke

Tom Hardy is the focus of this dramatic piece as a man who’s life collapses as he takes a long nighttime drive. Ivan Locke is the head of a construction company with nine years under his belt as a reliable workman and surveyor, his peers and superiors know him as level-headed. But tonight Locke makes…

Review: Warrior

A very downplayed, mellow drama that ramps up into an emotional finale, a film where characters speak more in actions than in words. Following two brothers from a broken family, Tommy (Tom Hardy) is an ex-Marine unable to forget the ghosts of his past, and Brendan (Joel Edgerton) who is struggling to support his family,…

Review: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Having finally gotten around to seeing this film, I can enjoy some of the best acting talent Britain has to offer. That, and feel a little bewildered. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is the film adaptation of the popular spy novel of the same name which was also adapted for television in 1979 starring Alec Guinness….