Review: Hellboy (2019)

Wow, this was a train wreck. A special supernatural investigations and operations unit heed the return of The Blood Queen, a sorceress from the times of King Arthur, bringing the end of the world with her. The only one who can possibly stop her, the unit’s demonic investigator simply named Hellboy. Straight off the bat,…

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: Sicario 2 – Soldado

Probably the most unlikely sequel to ever be made, but Sicario 2 was a decent, albeit harrowing, experience. Responding to suicide bombers crossing into America, the United States plots to destroy the human-trafficking Mexican Cartels that are rife across the US Mexico border. Their plan: to turn the cartels against each other. 2015’s Sicario, directed…

Review: Deadpool 2

The foul-mouthed, fourth-wall breaking superhero is back, and it is a whole lot of fun! The merc-with-a-mouth needs to learn the values of family when a cyborg warrior from the future, Cable, arrives to kill a young mutant who he claims grows up into a murderer. 2016 saw the bulging superhero genre shaken to the…

Review: Free Fire

Ninety minutes of hilarity as a dozen gun traders shoot and maim the hell out of each other. Boston, 1978, two gangs meet in an abandoned warehouse to trade money for firearms. But this trade between America and Ireland goes awry as a fight breaks out and uninvited guests arrive, and what was meant to…

Review: Logan

A comic book movie like no other: like someone took a glossy sports car, ripped the chrome and colours from it and riddled the engine block with bullet holes. It was great. In the year 2029, Logan aka Wolverine of the X-Men, finds himself living a reclusive life as a chauffeur, ageing rapidly, guilt ridden…

Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

So many guys killed! To criminal syndicates and Mafia across the globe, John Wick is a name to be feared. Death’s emissary they say. Before, he massacred a crime lord’s entire operation because they stole his car and killed his dog, now those in power see Wick as an asset again; out of retirement. Now…

Review: Black Mass

Johnny Depp headlines this Boston crime lord biopic with a transformative performance, but excellence isn’t only reserved for him. Between 1975 and 1986, James Bulger started out as a low level criminal, but with a friend from the school yard now in the FBI and a senator for a younger brother, Bulger gained immunity for…

Review: Spring Breakers

2012’s Spring Breakers is hard to review as a Brit who has no concept of what Spring Break can really be like. It is a beautifully shot but grim film. Four college girls want to go on Spring Break to escape their repetitive normal lives, but haven’t the money to pay for it. Three of…

Review: The Purge – Anarchy

Last year’s The Purge is probably the one film in recent memory that requires a remake. Its sequel Anarchy makes up for a lot of the first’s problems to make a decent dose of urban violence. The film follows a man out to partake in the sixth annual Purge in an American city. His reasons…