My god, it’s full of its own sense of self-importance. Interstellar (2014) Review

My god, it’s full of its own sense of self-importance. Interstellar (2014) Review

Mark the date. We may just have reached peak Nolan. “Interstellar” simultaneously represents the most triumphant aspects of the auteur’s style as well as his follies. There’s breath-taking ambition, scintillating scientific thoughts and stunning realised visuals. But all the problems that plagued “The Dark Knight Rises” are here too in abundance and without the inherent ..

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) Review

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) Review

So, is “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” a prequel or a sequel? In truth, it’s a bit of both, forming a wraparound tale which actually turns the original film into the dull middle chapter of a decent fantasy trilogy. “Winter’s War” takes us back to the beginnings of the Evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) and we ..

Crimson Peak (2015) Review

Crimson Peak (2015) Review

If you want love and you want revenge, GDT has made a grand romance. Those going into Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak” expecting an out and out horror film are likely to come away disappointed. This isn’t even really a ghost story. It’s a story with ghosts in it. In “Crimson Peak”, del Toro has ..

Matt Damon should be everybody’s favourite Martian. The Martian (2015) Review

Matt Damon should be everybody’s favourite Martian. The Martian (2015) Review

There comes a point in “The Martian” where you have to start reminding yourself that it’s just a movie and that this stuff hasn’t really happened. The film will inevitably draw comparisons with “Interstellar” but it shares more of its dramatic DNA with 1995’s “Apollo 13”, such is the air of authenticity and plausibility Ridley ..

It Chapter Two (2019) fails to pop and leaves me feeling a little deflated

It Chapter Two (2019) fails to pop and leaves me feeling a little deflated

Twenty-seven years since they first faced off and defeated Pennywise, things are getting bad in Derry again and Mike decides the time has come to call the Losers back home, to come together and fulfil their vow. An advantage the 1990 adaptation had over the modern remake is that it was conceived and commissioned as ..

Molly’s Game (2018) Review

Molly’s Game (2018) Review

Coming in to “Molly’s Game”, I had absolutely no awareness of the film or the true life events its based on, a rare enough occurrence these days but my ignorance quickly turned to bliss thanks to this polished production and an enthralling performance from Jessica Chastain. Molly Bloom, driven to succeed from a young age ..