Red Sparrow (2018) Review

Red Sparrow (2018) Review

Disney and Marvel can at least rest easy: “Red Sparrow” certainly isn’t the “Black Widow” solo movie by another name its marketing might have initially suggested. Instead, it’s something of a convoluted pseudo- John le Carré caper which leans heavily on sex, nudity and violence to disguise its flimsy characters and overcomplicated espionage shell game. ..

Assassin’s Creed (2017) Review

Assassin’s Creed (2017) Review

The last collaboration between Director Justin Kurzel and Michael Fassbender left me feeling cheated that they’d cut too much out of the Scottish Play, rushing through it for the film adaptation, so it’s with not a little irony that I had the exact opposite experience with this polished but ponderously dull Assassin’s Creed video game ..

High-Rise (2016) Review

High-Rise (2016) Review

What a load of old symbolics Reportedly a passion project for producer Jeremy Thomas since he purchased the film rights back in 1975, J G Ballard’s “High-Rise” finally makes it to the big screen and it’s as if not a single day has passed since Thomas first conceived the film. In a parallel London of ..

The Beekeeper (2024) Review

The Beekeeper (2024) Review

The Beekeeper – is it buzzworthy? The patient, methodical science of apiculture isn’t something you’d normally association with high-concept, high-stakes, high-octane action but you’d better believe THE BEEKEEPER is going to push the metaphor to breaking point and beyond as it looks to bend it into serving this kinetic revenge thriller by sheer brute force, ..