Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (2019)

It’s taken me nine ‘Episodes’, one animated movie and two standalone features to get there, but I’ve finally realised that the experience of watching Star Wars in this modern landscape is always going to be at the mercy of fans whose perceived ownership of the property overrides any individual opinions that you might try to express.…

Solo (2018)

I can’t say that I am suffering from Disney induced Star Wars fatigue just yet, but I will admit that Solo, the latest in the ‘A Star Wars Story‘ spin-off series of films, was the first of the new batch that I wasn’t fully on the hype train for. Whilst I wasn’t particularly excited to…

Top Ten: Films Of 2017

Congratulations, if you’re reading this then you have made it through the absolute maelstrom that has been 2017. Several events this year, both political and social, have really taken the world aback, some for the better and some for much, much worse, and more than ever I have turned to the dark comfort of the…

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…

Top Ten: Films Of 2016

If you are reading this, then I’d like to congratulate you on making it through the absolute blood bath that has been 2016. This year will always be remembered as one in which we said goodbye to a plethora of stars like David Bowie, George Michael and Prince, and a particularly shocking and unwanted surprise…

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…

Top Ten: Films Of 2015

Well, as another year in cinema comes to a close, it’s once again to throw my list making two cents in to the hat and present you with my top ten movies of the year. It really feels as though 2015 has been a mega year for movies, with the return of some much loved…