Colossal (2016)

Colossal is one of those movies whose trailer you see in the theatre before another release and go, “wait, what?”. Always enthused to go and see a film that isn’t a remake, adaptation, sequel or prequel (a truly rare feat in today’s cinematic landscape), I was excited to see if the weird and wonderful premise…

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Alien: Covenant (2017)

When Prometheus was released five years ago, I think some critics were too quick to jump on the prequel hating bandwagon. For me, Prometheus wasn’t Alien, it wasn’t Aliens, but it certainly wasn’t The Phantom Menace or Attack Of The Clones either. We now know that Prometheus was the first of at least four franchise…

Miss Sloane (2016)

After what feels like five minutes after watching Jessica Chastain in The Zookeeper’s Wife, here I am returned to the same theatre to see her in another release. Pulling an Amy Adams of her very own (both Nocturnal Animals and Arrival came out in quick succession), I wasn’t too mad about it, as I have recently…

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Over time I have come to realise that I like my fantasy/science-fiction in two distinct forms, either the tense grittiness of something like the Alien franchise bordering on horror, or the more fun, joke filled space romps that you get from the likes of Star Wars, Galaxy Quest and The Fifth Element. Much to my…

Their Finest (2016)

With films like Dunkirk, Churchill and The Zookeeper’s Wife all having been released or soon to be released, it seems like ’tis the season to be a Second World War picture. Getting in on the action too is Their Finest, a film that unlike Dunkirk or Churchill, attempts to give the audience an insight in…

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

Even after more than 75 years since the end of the conflict, I think it’s safe to say that the world of cinema will never run out of stories to tell about the Second World War. From battle field narratives to Holocaust narratives and everything in between, the world changing period has provided the backdrop for…

The Handmaiden (2016)

Something that I have been bemoaning for a long, long time in cinema is the practise of remakes and sequels all in the name of securing a sure fire financial success. Disney above all others has been most guilty of this crime in recent history, and to be honest, the remake fatigue is starting to…