Review: Rocketman

Rocketman, like Elton’s flashy clothing, is a colourful mix of storytelling, reality, and daydreams. Reginald Kenneth Dwight is just a kid of the working classes in 1970s Britain, but when he sits himself down in front of a piano and immediately mimics what he can hear on the radio, his journey to become the sensational…

Review: Gods of Egypt

Egyptian mythology does not deserve this kind of treatment. In a time when mortals lived alongside the ancient Egyptian gods, the god of Air and Wind, Horus, is pitted against his uncle Set after the murder of Osiris, the god king of Egypt. But when Horus is blinded after Set takes his eyes, he must…

Review: The Sweeney

Something about crime drama set in Britain just irks me. Adapted from the 1970s television show of the same name, The Sweeney follows two of the more unconventional police officers in Britain, whose lack of regard for authority has them running out of allies while hunting down a devious criminal. The film is a classic…

Banter: A Good Day to Rant Hard

And so it comes to this, Die Hard 5 aka A Good Day to Die Hard is getting one of these wretched symbols stuck on it. I have been sitting on this issue for a Cinema Cocoa post for some time now, and this has finally tipped me over the edge. First of all, I…

Review: Attack the Block

As the tagline says, “Inner City Versus Outer Space”, and you know what, I enjoyed this film. Aliens are invading Earth once again, except this time they find themselves landing in one of London’s council estates! They are huge, savage creatures with neon-glowing teeth, yet they meet their match when faced with England’s very worst…