Us (2019)

It feels like only yesterday when Jordan Peele came along and knocked us all sideways with the innovative, Oscar winning genius of Get Out. Looking back on my review for the 2017 hit, I’m surprised by how much my appreciation for the film has grown since then, with many of the mixed feelings I expressed…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Well, here we go again! In what has become my new favourite biennial Christmas tradition, Star Wars is back with another instalment of its main franchise series. Back in 2015, The Force Awakens reignited by passion for the galaxy far, far away, and last year’s first spin off picture Rogue One might just be my…

The Jungle Book (2016)

I’ll be honest. When I first heard of Disney’s intentions to make a live action/CGI remake of the 1967 animated classic The Jungle Book, there were very few, if any at all, positive thoughts that came to mind. Not only is The Jungle Book one of my very favourite Disney films of all time, but…

Non-Stop (2014)

Here we go again. Hard man Liam Neeson doing hard man shouty things. The difference? This time his shouting and punching is confined to the cabins of an aeroplane. Neeson stars as Bill Marks, a grizzly, personally troubled U.S. federal air marshal who finds himself in the midst of a highly dangerous game of cat…

12 Years A Slave (2013)

It feels as though the theme of slavery has been an unusually present one in my cinematic viewings over the last two years or so. There was Lincoln, a film entirely about slavery that, surprisingly, showed incredibly little of it, with Steven Spielberg focusing instead on the politics of the time. Then came Quentin Tarantino’s…