Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

It feels like mere days ago that I was sat in the cinema watching the absolute chaos and climax that was Avengers: Endgame. Although we are twenty plus movies deep in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this point, it really felt like the most impossible job in the world of film this year was…

The Sisters Brothers (2018)

I’ll be honest, if I’m going to be tempted to watch a western these days, it has to have the promise of something a little bit extra, a little bit different from the norm. I’ve seen enough standard Wild West, prospector journeys at this point, it’s just not a universe that gets me running to…

Okja (2017)

Netflix has become very good as creating huge hype for their big releases, whether it’s a series of an original film. With Okja, the ball of interest began to roll upon the release of the first bizarre trailer, and the film stayed in the press during the length of the Cannes Film Festival both for…

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…

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Today marks the first in the two part series of Amy Adams appreciation fortnight. The much anticipated Arrival, well, arrives in theatres at the weekend, but before the actress dons her sci-fi hat, audiences first get to see her in Tom Ford’s second directorial effort Nocturnal Animals, seven years after his debut success A Single Man. Would…

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…

Prisoners (2013)

You may have noticed from the reviewed films on this blog that I tend to stick to a fairly similar set of genres when considering a trip to the cinema. Mostly dramas, a few comedies and a musical whenever one is released, but rarely ever a nail biting, edge of the seat detective thriller. It…