Rogue One (2016)

The word prequel has long been regarded as a dirty word in the Star Wars cinematic universe. Anybody with a conscious memory before 1999 will know all too well the disappointment that was The Phantom Menace, the monstrosity that was Attack Of The Clones and the slightly better, but still exceedingly middling Revenge Of The…

Arrival (2016)

Welcome to week two of Amy Adams appreciation fortnight. For the last few years, it seems that there has been a trend for the latter half of the year to bring us a science-fiction adventure that breaks out of it’s genre confines and finds appeal with the mass audience. Of late, films like Gravity, Interstellar…

Southpaw (2015)

The sports movie seems to be an entity that has been in decline in the last ten or so years. Give or take a few broader themed exceptions such as The Blind Side, The Wrestler and Foxcatcher, it has been slim pickings for fans of the genre (of which I am one). Boxing and cinema have…

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

I knew absolutely nothing about Out Of The Furnace before choosing it as my next cinematic adventure. What compelled me to take a chance on the film whose trailer I had not even seen was the impressive looking cast list, Christian Bale having recently entertained me in American Hustle and others such as Forest Whitaker…