The Girl With All The Gifts (2016) Review

Breathing new life into the rotting husk of the zombie genre, “The Girl With All The Gifts” bites off far more than the usual undead apocalypse. It’s a horror movie with more than just a culinary focus on braaaaains. In the near future, British society has collapsed following an outbreak of a fungal infection which … Continue reading The Girl With All The Gifts (2016) Review

24/007: The Complete Craggus’ Bond Voyage

Every Bond movie retrospective, in release order, for your reading convenience. Click on Craggus' Bond Voyage at the end of each review to return here. *SPOILERS*                                                                           … Continue reading 24/007: The Complete Craggus’ Bond Voyage

Quantum Of Solace (2008) Review

I don’t really want to spend much time on “Quantum Of Solace”. After all the producers clearly didn’t. The shortest Bond film in the whole series, it’s still not short enough. Developed from a plot created by Michael G Wilson, the script was drafted by the “Casino Royale” team of Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and … Continue reading Quantum Of Solace (2008) Review

Byzantium (2013) Review

If Graham Greene started to sketch out the idea for a vampire story on the back of a napkin but got bored with it and handed it off to a staff writer from “Eastenders” to finish, you’d probably end up with something a lot like “Byzantium”, Neil Jordan’s return to the Vampire genre. Clara and Eleanor, a … Continue reading Byzantium (2013) Review

Song For Marion (2013) Review

"Song For Marion" is a modest little movie which tells its simple story with such grace and class that it's impossible to resist it's reassuringly redemptive message. Much of the story's set-up is done in the scenes chosen for the trailer and the film unfolds as you would expect, with no surprising twists or turns. … Continue reading Song For Marion (2013) Review

Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) Review

Ugh. What an absolute mess. Jumping on the (largely so far unsuccessful) Hollywood bandwagon of modernising fairy-tales comes this desperately uneven film which seems equally uncertain in both tone and execution. With a premise designed to appeal to a family audience, the film nevertheless features gratuitous violence and gore and a completely unnecessary level of … Continue reading Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) Review