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…

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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…

Free Fire (2016)

With The Boss Baby and Fast & Furious 8 looking like the highest profile releases over the next week or so in the UK, it has been my mission to avoid these ‘crowd pleasers’ for which I have precisely zero interest and instead look to something a little more under-hyped and under-acknowledged. Thankfully, it just…

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

I have to admit that I didn’t know a single thing about the Ghost In The Shell universe before this week, but being the good film student that I like to think I am, I did my homework and watched the original 1995 animated feature before going to see this Hollywood remake. I’m not going to…

Life (2017)

I think it would be fair to argue that of all the cinematic genres, sci-fi is the one that if done well, can be the most excellent, and if done poorly, can be the absolute worst. From the unbeatable classics of the genre like the Alien franchise to some criminal abominations like Battlefield Earth and…