Logan Lucky (2017)

From Erin Brockovich to Ocean’s Eleven to Magic Mike, Steven Soderbergh has always been a filmmaker that has produced a varied and eclectic range of works, the majority of which I have immensely enjoyed. With his last directorial credit being the 2013 TV movie Behind The Candelabra, I was excited to see just what it…

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

When it comes to the work of the Coen brothers, it would be fair to say that my history with their filmography spans an extremely broad spectrum of opinion. Whilst I regard Fargo and True Grit among my very favourite pictures of all time, I have also been greatly disappointed by the likes of Inside Llewyn…

The Hateful Eight (2015)

For somebody who grew up watching and absolutely obsessing over the likes of Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and Kill Bill far before it was age appropriate for me to do so, these days every new Quentin Tarantino release is greeted with much excitement and anticipation. Whilst 2012’s Django Unchained failed to satisfy some critics, I continued to…

Magic Mike XXL (2015)

Well, here we are again. Back in 2012 I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that Magic Mike, what I thought would be a complete waste of time picture solely focused on raising box office dollars by appealing to thirsty women, was in fact a rather funny, at times touching and even a little seedy…

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

The first time I heard about the Wachowski’s new sci-fi space opera Jupiter Ascending was the news last year that the film’s release had been delayed from Summer 2014 to February 2015. At the time nobody quite knew why this was the case, with the official reason being extra time needed to polish off effects,…

Foxcatcher (2014)

Awards season is a time in the cinema calendar when we see all of the most anticipated and talked about ‘based on true events’ type films released. Already this season audiences have been treated to The Imitation Game and The Theory Of Everything, both biopics of sorts and both detailing the extraordinary yet somewhat tragic…

22 Jump Street (2014)

It has been two years since the cinematic remake of nineteen eighties police procedural 21 Jump Street hit the big screen and surprised everybody with its glorious self awareness and unreserved comic satire. The film really hit the sweet spot in terms of nostalgia, reverence for the source material and struck gold with the chemistry…