Hereditary is the debut feature film of director Ari Aster and what a debut it is. This is a great slow burn horror about a grieving family, dealing with the loss of their grandmother and the series of unusual or creepy events that unfolds, building to a superb climax that is scary, tense and fascinating. This isn’t your typical supernatural […]
10 Years of the MCU reaches its biggest and most ambitious film yet. An action packed superhero epic where the stakes are higher than ever, as all the heroes unite to try to stop the almighty Thanos on his quest for the Infinity Stones. ….and it certainly is excellent. Firstly Thanos is awesome and one of the films main highlights. […]
I usually hate dog movies. Nearly all of them are crass, annoying and downright awful, with the only good ones tending to be fully animated, but even those are few and far between. Well…I think I’ve finally found the dog movie that completely works for me. Conjured from the weird and wondrous mind of Wes Anderson, ‘Isle of Dogs’ marks […]
2017 has been a solid year for movies, its had its fair share of trash but there’s been a lot of good stuff to enjoy. Now I’ve actually watched less movies this year than I have in previous years which hasn’t been entirely intentional, but it means I’ve unfortunately missed some films that I would have liked to have watched, […]
Greatly choreographed, bloody and gory.
In what is gradually becoming an annual tradition, it’s time for the brand new Star Wars film and this time it’s the second chapter in the new trilogy, so there was definitely a lot of excitement for this. Now does it live up to the excitement? I’d say it certainly does, it may not quite be the Empire Strikes Back […]
So here it is, the first live action spectacular of DC’s biggest superhero team. Helmed by Zack Snyder (with a little help from Joss Whedon), ‘Justice League’ is big, bold and a little messy, but still an enjoyable ride all in all. The plot follows a team of superheroes that includes the likes of Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg […]
When Yorgos Lanthimos’s previous film ‘The Lobster’ came out two years ago, it seemingly sprung out of nowhere. I knew barely anything about it, but the film ended up being one of my favourites of 2017. So now here is his latest film and the same thing can be said again. I went into it knowing nothing aside Colin Farrell […]
The Thor movies are some of the least regarded in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, usually being found towards the bottom of list rankings. I for one personally enjoyed the first two, but will admit that they are mostly solid at best. So now here’s the third instalment, helmed by director Taiki Waititi who utilises his background in comedy to inject […]
Darren Aronofsky’s latest film is one that has polarized critics and left mainstream audiences baffled. It’s bold, outrageous and absolutely wonderful in it’s own disturbing way. I loved it! The film follows Veronica (Jennifer Lawrence) who lives peacefully in an old isolated house with her writer/poet husband (Javier Bardem). One day a mysterious guest comes to visit, disrupting the quiet […]
For the 3rd time in a row, Kathryn Bigelow tackles a turbulent real life event on film, this time focusing on events surrounding the 1967 Detroit Riot. Dealing with societal issues including racism and police brutality that are still sadly prevalent today, Detroit is a gripping, tense and at times frustrating experience that is utterly fantastic. Opening with an animated […]
The DCEU output for many people has been a disappointment, I personally really liked Man of Steel and Batman v Superman but will admit that Suicide Squad was a mess (albeit still a fun one).
Park Chan-wook is one of South Korea’s best and most notable directors and is a firm favourite of mine. Internationally, he is best known for the 2005 film ‘Oldboy’ which was met with critical acclaim and is a favourite among many Asian film fans. More recently, in 2013 he made his English language debut with the film ‘Stoker’ that starred Mia […]
It’s not only bigger and bolder, but it’s also better than the first one.
The original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers TV show was always big part of my childhood. What could be more awesome as a kid than watching superheroes with giant combining robots fighting monsters?. It helped spark my love of the Tokusatsu genre and became such a massive hit that it spawned an entire franchise, exactly like its Japanese counterpart ‘Super Sentai'(which […]
For a good number of years there have been murmurs of Hollywood wanting to make a version of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ and now it’s finally a reality. Originally starting out as Manga, ‘Ghost in the Shell’ is most notable as being adapted into an anime feature in 1995 by director Mamoru Oshii which is regarded one of the greatest […]