Guardians (2017) Review

In “Captain America: Civil War”, when discussing the Sokovia Accords, Vision concedes that ‘Our very strength invites challenge. Challenge incites conflict. And conflict breeds catastrophe.’ If the MCU's strength is undeniable, “Guardians” is the catastrophe. During the Cold War, a secret Soviet Army division called Patriot conducted genetic experiments on citizens, creating mutations with dangerous … Continue reading Guardians (2017) Review

The Death Of Stalin (2017) Review

There’s something deeply disturbing about the fact it’s so easy to laugh at “The Death Of Stalin”. Were it not for the fact these events all actually took place, this absurdist comedy from Armando Iannucci could be dismissed for simply being too far-fetched for its own good. When Joseph Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) suffers a devastating … Continue reading The Death Of Stalin (2017) Review

Hardcore Henry (2016) Review

A more intensely intimate version of ‘found footage’, POV is a camera perspective which has struggled to gain traction outside of two niches: video games and porn. There’s barely a hint of the latter, but “Hardcore Henry” owes a great deal to first person shooters. Waking up in a laboratory, Henry finds himself resurrected with … Continue reading Hardcore Henry (2016) Review

12 To The Moon (1960) Review

*SPOILERS* “12 To The Moon” is a bad movie. Like, really bad. As if someone set out to make the worst movie they possibly could and really excelled themselves bad. This 1960 Z-grade sci-fi thriller tells the story of the first multi-national manned mission to the Moon. Crewed by representatives from twelve nations plus two monkeys, … Continue reading 12 To The Moon (1960) Review

24/007: The Complete Craggus’ Bond Voyage

Every Bond movie retrospective, in release order, for your reading convenience. Click on Craggus' Bond Voyage at the end of each review to return here. *SPOILERS*                                                                           … Continue reading 24/007: The Complete Craggus’ Bond Voyage

GoldenEye (1995) Review

Despite the relatively disappointing box office performance of “Licence To Kill”, the team began prepping for the next adventure – rumoured to be called “The Property Of A Lady” for a 1991 release. Once again, however, Bond’s true nemesis would rear its ugly head as the takeover of MGM/ UA by Pathé provoked a legal … Continue reading GoldenEye (1995) Review

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Review

Jack Ryan is arguably one of the great literary characters of the late 20th Century and his novelised adventures nearly rival the Bond novels in terms of creating an iconic fictional universe. Unfortunately, he has been less well served by the film adaptations than his British Secret Service counterpart.  Ryan is not a womanising, hard … Continue reading Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Review