I go gaga for Gugu in thoughtful superhero sci-fi Fast Color (2019)

Finally available in the UK to Netflix subscribers, “Fast Color”, a quiet and low-key exploration of the super-hero genre,  has more in common with “Midnight Special” than “Man Of Steel” and if it’s superpower punch-ups and fast-paced action then you won’t find them here. Ruth (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) lives life on the road, wandering the American…

Sicario 2: Soldado (2018) Review

It’s impossible to view “Sicario 2: Soldado” in isolation from the current real-world events along America’s southern border. Indeed, the film finds itself cruelly separated from the comfort of director Denis Villeneuve and cinematographer Roger Deakins’ reassuring presence. Also discarded is Emily Blunt’s FBI agent Kate Macer and with her any shred of conscience “Sicario”…

Craggus’ Countdown To Infinity: Thor (2011)

After an disastrous assault on Jotunheim, the home of the Frost Giants, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is banished by Odin (Anthony Hopkins) for his recklessness. Exiled to Earth while his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) stages a coup, Thor’s only chance of returning to Asgard is to prove himself worthy to wield the enchanted hammer Mjölnir which…

Godless Season One Review

Lauded Hollywood screenwriter Scott Frank (“Out Of Sight”, “Minority Report”, “Logan”) brings a refreshing tale of a plucky band of women’s struggle with life in the Wild West to the small screen in his first foray into the medium as a Director. What’s he’s ended up with is not only one of the best Western…

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Review

Just in time for the phrase to become politically loaded and potentially tarnished, “Independence Day” returns to cinemas with a sequel two decades in the making. As Earth prepares to celebrate 20 years since the last alien invasion, it falls to current President Lanford (Sela Ward) to reset the counter because – whoops, apocalypse –…

The Ridiculous 6 (2015) Review

I’ll gain little for saying it, but “The Ridiculous 6” isn’t half bad. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not good and it has the usual missteps and misfires of Sandler’s recent output but it’s by no means the ungodly abomination unto comedy whose only possible value could be to make Seth MacFarlane feel a little better…