Well even by my standards this is a poor show. Pre-summer blockbuster release droughts being what they are, I still manage to find something to review, even if it’s some TV show from a decade ago that nobody watched (incidentally my reviews for Jericho haven’t gone anywhere). I was going to have this particular critique […]Read more "Free Fire – Review"
Ah, now how’s this for juxtaposition. Last week I was typing a up a review of a film filled with laughter, frolics and fun. A film with whirlwind romance and moving emotional drama, as well as some rather excellent singing. Perhaps by way of withdrawal, I’ve veered to the far end of the spectrum and picked […]Read more "Kong: Skull Island – Review"
Once upon a time, in a small provincial town called London, there lived a Rifleman. This Rifleman liked to talk long windedly (or ‘ramble’ if you like) about the cultural impact of cinema, often ranting and raving madly about the over-worshipping of actors and actresses. This is not his tale. It’s not a tale at […]Read more "Beauty And The Beast (2017) – Review"
Trilogies are an odd thing, aren’t they? Oh there’s plenty of them, usually in the action movie genre, but it’s very rare in these instances that the third film is the best of the three, with the possible exception of Return Of The King. And the X-Men series has three of the bloody things now, and the […]Read more "Logan – Review"
Well this is awkward isn’t it. After the absolute trainwreck that was the Oscar’s ceremony, I’m worried that any criticism I may have for this week’s choice of viewing will just flag me up as a massive racist; given that Hollywood momentarily decided that La La Land should win Best Film, what with it being one […]Read more "Hidden Figures – Review"
To Hell with Oscar season! Every year we have to sit through the usual rigmarole of historical biopics, famous actors trying their best to represent somebody important and Matthew McConaughey getting wheeled out to see if he can make the Dallas Buyers Club lightning strike again. This is a cynical time for me (more so […]Read more "John Wick – Review"
As the name of this online journal might imply, war films are something of a speciality of mine, and since last weekend I spend a little less time rambling and dedicated a few days to being something of an actual rifleman, my comrades kept banging on about Hacksaw Ridge and how it’s supposed to be excellent, […]Read more "The Thin Red Line – Review"