I defy the Moon King himself to dispute my Kubo And The Two Strings (2016) Review

I defy the Moon King himself to dispute my Kubo And The Two Strings (2016) Review

Breathtakingly beautiful, Laika’s latest stop motion animation is a dazzling, inspired medley of Japanese and Chinese folklore and a joyous celebration of the power and importance of storytelling. A young boy named Kubo must find and reclaim his father’s lost armour in order to battle and defeat a vengeful enemy who will stop at nothing ..

Mud (2013) Review

Mud (2013) Review

Coming midway through Matthew McConaughey’s Acting RenaissanceTM, “Mud” lovingly creates a nostalgic view of the American South, drenched in golden sunset hues. It’s a gently paced coming-of-age drama telling the story of two young teenagers, Ellis and Neckbone, from DeWitt, Arkansas who have found a derelict boat stuck halfway up a tree on a small ..

I get verbose and f-wordy in my review of The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

I get verbose and f-wordy in my review of The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

“The Wolf Of Wall Street” is a big, ballsy movie. It’s loud, brash and gets right in your face. It’s obscene, profane and gratuitous in every possible way and might just be the best film I’ve seen in the past twelve months. Incredibly, it’s based on a true story: the memoirs of the real Jordan ..

Sing (2017) Review

Sing (2017) Review

There are few animation studios that can cut a trailer together like Illumination Entertainment can. Unfortunately, outside of the “Despicable Me” movies, the finished products are increasingly failing to live up to the hype, and “Sing” feels decidedly flat, when it needs to be sharp. When Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) realises his theatre is in ..

Looks like the UK’s post-2020 future is so bright we gotta fear raids! Reign Of Fire (2002) review
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 ..

Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen (2020) is the real live action lion king.

Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen (2020) is the real live action lion king.

Having been plying his trade in more family-friendly fare – including last year’s surprise smash “Aladdin” – “The Gentlemen” sees Guy Ritchie returning to his old stomping ground, although there’s perhaps more than a little hint of autobiography in this tale of a self-styled king of his domain contemplating letting it all go and moving ..

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Review

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Review

Is there any other actor who has achieved the kind of credibility comeback that Matthew McConaughey has in the past couple of years? Okay, maybe Ben Affleck, but he had to step behind the camera to do it and the recent “Batman” furore shows that while he’s carved out a respected reputation as a director ..

The Dark Tower (2017) Review

The Dark Tower (2017) Review

I’m a pretty big Stephen King fan, although admittedly I’ve been a bit lax in keeping up with the prolific author’s output since around “Cell”. The first time I read “The Stand”, I did it in one sitting, forgoing sleep to finish it sometime in the early hours of Sunday morning (having started it on ..