The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire sets the franchise ablaze I have to admit, I’ve not read any of  Suzanne Collins’ ‘Hunger Games’ novels. I meant to get around to it before I went to see the films but I ended up catching “The Hunger Games” on DVD at home before I’d opened one of the books ..

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015) Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015) Review

I’m still at odds with/ not in favour of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Weighed down by its own unbridled portentousness, “Mockingjay Part 2”, the final chapter of “The Hunger Games” saga, grinds into cinemas, bleaker and more brutal than anything that’s come before. Unfortunately, it also brings with it the narrative sluggishness which ..

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014) Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014) Review

What are the odds this Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review is in its favour? I’m not a fan of the growing trend for artificially prolonging a franchise by splitting the last instalment into two parts. There are reasons why trilogies evolved as a dominant storytelling structure rather than tetralogies, even though tetralogy sounds a lot ..

The Good Dinosaur (2015) Review

The Good Dinosaur (2015) Review

Given its troubled route to the big screen, it probably won’t surprise you to hear that “The Good Dinosaur” isn’t Pixar at its very very best. However, we’re nowhere near the nadir of “Cars 2” here and any talk of “Inside Out” being merely a blip after the lacklustre “Brave” and “Monsters University” is wide ..