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"
Well I certainly didn’t see this coming. I’ve had a backlog of a few different things I’ve been meaning to review for some time, namely Sherlock and Mean Girls, so as to quench my thirst for retroactive criticism in time for something more current like Hacksaw Ridge. But in a small dalliance with my Scottish ancestry, I attended an […]Read more "The Angels’ Share – Review"
As somebody who frequently turns their nose up at films that everybody finds popular purely for the sake of being contrary, I would usually pronounce the word ‘musical’ with the same bile that somebody might pronounce the word ‘hookworm’. Yet in spite of this vitriol of the happy-clappy singalong genre, I have been slowly warming […]Read more "La La Land – Review"
I enjoy Star Wars as you all know. I was hardly trampling over people when Rogue One hit the screens nor do I own an ironic T-Shirt with the blue print of an X-Wing on it, but I do consider myself something of a fan. It gets on my nerves, therefore, when non-fans of the series decide […]Read more "The Kessel Run Explained"