Rough Night (2017)

For somebody who is usually so snobbish about films, I must admit that I harbour a soft spot for the female centric, vulgar, gross out comedies that have been enjoying something of an Indian summer ever since the runaway success of Bridesmaids back in 2011. Though there are some truly great examples of the genre,…

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Atomic Blonde (2017)

Atomic Blonde was a film that had been on my radar for a long, long time, mostly because the trailer contained amazing music and an amazing looking Charlize Theron doing some amazing beating up of sorry fools. Some posters carried tag lines spouting phrases along the lines of “we finally have a female James Bond”,…

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)

I’ll be honest, the only interest I had in Luc Besson’s latest cinematic offering, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, was to see if it really was as bad as every single critic I respect was saying. With a staggering budget of $209 million, it is both the most expensive European and most…

The Big Sick (2017)

After the turmoil filled journey that was Dunkirk, I listened to my heart and decided that I needed my next trip to the cinema to be something of a much lighter nature. Of course, me being me, the prospect of a straight forward romantic comedy wasn’t something that particularly appealed, so The Big Sick came…

Dunkirk (2017)

As a Brit born way, way after the end of the Second World War, it’s incredible to consider just how much of a lasting impact the 1940 evacuation of Dunkirk has had, both on my life and as a wider element of the cultural identity of the British people as a whole. The famous ‘Dunkirk…

The Beguiled (2017)

I will be the first to admit that I’m the kind of cinephile who is very much guided by star power. I’m much more likely to want to see a film that has a performer I like in it over any other leading factor, but there are a handful of directors whose projects will always…

It Comes At Night (2017)

Something I have found in my years watching and loving cinema is that the modern horror genre is particularly guilty of producing fantastic trailers that are followed by underwhelming films. However, when it came to the trailer for It Comes At Night, there was something about the pace and premise of the story that felt…