American Made (2017) Review

American Made (2017) Review

If you thought off-the-books, quasi-legal internecine government shenanigans were a practice brought to the White House by a tangerine reality TV buffoon, wait until you get a load of AMERICAN MADE and find out what was going on the last time a former celebrity became commander in chief. Telling the mostly true story of Barry ..

Frank (2014) Review

Frank (2014) Review

Whimsical, quirky and sometimes just downright weird, “Frank” is a delightfully offbeat comedy-drama from Irish director Lenny Abrahamson. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Scoot McNairy, it tells the story of the fictional band ‘Soronprfbs’ and their enigmatic lead singer Frank. When Jon, an earnest young call centre worker with a passion for ..

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Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) offers us a very stiff upper lipped British tragedy.

Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) offers us a very stiff upper lipped British tragedy.

With something as pure and innocent as the adventures of Winnie The Pooh, you’d be forgiven for thinking the story of their creation would be equally as heart-warming and uplifting. But, as Simon Curtis’ absorbing biopic reveals, the truth is anything but. “Goodbye Christopher Robin” tells the true-life story of how one of the world’s ..

Peter Rabbit (2018) Review

Peter Rabbit (2018) Review

Sony have been responsible for many of the most egregious reboots and reimaginings of recent years and while “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” spectacularly bucked the studio’s trend, this loose and cynical adaptation of Beatrix Potter sees them back to their tawdry, inept usual. It’s hard to think of any other film that’s so woefully ..

If you couldn’t stand The Heat, you probably won’t like The Kitchen (2019)

If you couldn’t stand The Heat, you probably won’t like The Kitchen (2019)

Adapted from the  DC Vertigo comic book series, The Kitchen is unlikely to be the gritty, grounded comic book adaptation everyone is going to be talking about this year but at least nobody is getting all histrionic about the possibility of downtrodden housewives rising up and taking over their husbands’ businesses after seeing this movie. ..

Ex-Machina (2015) Review

Ex-Machina (2015) Review

How can you be sure this Ex-Machina review was written by a human being? Cinema‘s fascination with the concept of the technological singularity shows no sign of abating, with recent entries ranging from the sublime (“Her”) to the ridiculous (“Transcendence”). But despite the crowded field Ex-Machina, Alex Garland’s directorial debut manages to find something new ..

About Time (2013) Review

About Time (2013) Review

“About Time” isn’t quite your typical Richard Curtis fare – it feels a little different from “Notting Hill”, “Love, Actually” and “Four Weddings And A Funeral”. It’s more a romantic fantasy than a comedy and although some of the Curtis archetypes are present – kooky vulnerable sibling, curmudgeonly morose cynic, quirky bumbling relative – they’re ..

The Revenant (2016) Review

The Revenant (2016) Review

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest offering sees yet another story ‘based on true events’ brought to life on the big screen. This time it’s ‘inspired by’ the true story of frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass. When their expedition is attacked, a US Army-sponsored fur trapping party look to experienced frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) to ..