Tag (2018) Review

Tag (2018) Review

Amiable and undemanding, “Tag” manages the seemingly impossible by managing to sustain a whole movie from its amusing but slight premise thanks to winning performances from a game cast and a few spectacular set-pieces. Based on a true story, “Tag” tells the tale of a group of five childhood friends who have been playing the ..

Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (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 “Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters”, a desperately uneven film that 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 ..

Arrival (2016) Review

Arrival (2016) Review

If alien invasion movies exist on a spectrum where, say, “Independence Day” is the median point and down one end of the spectrum you have the likes of “Battleship” and “Independence Day: Resurgence”, “Arrival” finds its place at the opposite end of the scale. When twelve alien objects appear on Earth simultaneously, the various governments ..

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) Review

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) Review

My Avengers: Age Of Ultron review would have words with thee It’s strange to think that it’s nearly been a year since we last visited the main Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sure, we had the awesome cosmic sidestep of “Guardians Of The Galaxy” but (for now) that remains distanced from the main action, here on Earth. Last ..

Avengers Assemble (2012) Review

Avengers Assemble (2012) Review

Avengers Assemble is a triumph When Loki appears in a SHIELD facility and steals the Tesseract, Nick Fury decides its time to Assemble the Avengers. But bringing together a group of heroes is quite different from creating a team and with an alien invasion imminent, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye and The ..

Captain America: Civil War (2016) Review

Captain America: Civil War (2016) Review

I try very hard not to mention you-know-what in my Captain America: Civil War review The collateral damage caused by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and other sins of the past weigh heavily on “Captain America: Civil War”, the thirteenth – thirteenth! – film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Threads from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, “Avengers: ..

Hawkeye (Season One) Review

Hawkeye (Season One) Review

Disney+’s latest Marvel series finds itself bang on target Marvel’s Hawkeye soars onto Disney+ with the grace of a perfectly shot arrow, landing squarely in the bullseye of New York at Christmastime. Jeremy Renner, as the weary yet unerringly dutiful Clint Barton, yearns for a quiet holiday with his family, a hope dashed by the ..