007: The Craig Years – Ranked

Once again, it’s time to fire up the Aston Martin, don your Walther PPK and shake (but don’t stir) that vodka martini. Production on Bond number 25 has been confirmed to start in December this year, with Daniel Craig returning as 007 and BAFTA, Golden Globe and Oscar-winning Danny Boyle signed on to direct. We…

Annihilation review

Reviewed by: Harry H.  Alex Garland has served up some pretty nifty science fiction epics, with past successes including 28 Days Later, Dredd (2012) and Ex Machina – but a sci-fi/horror which isn’t set in space? It almost seems a strange change of pace. In fact; the term ‘horror’ can be used quite loosely as, while Annihilation certainly has its horrifying…

Deadpool 2 review

Just your run-of-the-mill R-rated family film  I’m not really a fan of sequels. More often than not, they’re simply unnecessary exercises in profiteering for hungry producers; especially when the first film left everything wrapped up nicely. The only thing worse than a half-hashed sequel is when they try to extend its life even further by…

A Quiet Place review

The horror genre is one that I feel often struggles to bring something new to the table. Everything’s either been done, copied or in some cases, even revived before. Which is why I was so intrigued, if a little sceptical, to hear about a new horror film that was supposedly doing something totally original, as…

Avengers: Infinity War review

10 years. 19 films. One of the biggest ensemble casts ever assembled for a Hollywood blockbuster. To say that Avengers: Infinity War is a big deal would be the understatement of the year. The stakes are painfully high. Not only for The Avengers, who must stop the Mad Titan, Thanos, from getting his hands on the fabled…

Ready Player One review

Whatever you do, don’t read the book first… Spielberg took a much-loved book (which you may have noticed includes a few flattering references to his own work) and failed to (excuse the pun) bring it to life. Though it’s visually spectacular, the film feels disconnected and a bit thin on the plot-side. Ready Player One’s redeeming factor…

Black Panther review

Black Panther is a film with more than its fair share of hurdles to jump. In a period of cinema that feels as though a new superhero film is released every other week, it has to launch a character completely unbeknownst to an audience hungry for more of household names such as Captain America and…

Godzilla: Planet of Monsters review

By Harry H. If you wouldn’t previously have considered yourself a Godzilla fan, now might be a good time to start. With a sequel to the Legendary Productions’ 2014 offering, Godzilla, currently in post-production and Toho’s 2016 flick, Shin Godzilla, rumoured to be landing in 2020 – not to mention Legendary’s highly anticipated Godzilla vs Kong – it’s a…

Tomb Raider 2018 review

It’s not that kind of Tomb Raider film. Whilst the latest big-screen iteration of the blockbuster video game series is unlikely to be remembered as an example of exceptional cinema, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t thoroughly enjoy it. In what feels like an era of endless reboots, prequels and spin-offs, it’s unsurprising that this…

Justice League review

I want these films to be good. I really do.   But it’s no secret that the DCEU (that’s DC Extended Universe, to the uninitiated) has trod a troublesome road to reach the first group outing of its flagship superheroes. 2013’s Man of Steel showed some early promise, setting the scene with a darker, grittier…