Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom review

“Do you remember the first time you saw a dinosaur?” It’s been 25 years since our first glimpse into the world of doomed island theme parks, genetic manipulation and rampaging dinosaurs. Jurassic Park represented an amazing leap forward in film technology, using a combination of practical effects and – at the time – state-of-the-art CGI, the foundations…

Jurassic Park’s 10 best moments

This is a pretty big year for the Jurassic Park series. Not only is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the hotly anticipated sequel to 2015’s wildly successful reboot, Jurassic World, hitting cinemas today, but 2018 also marks 25 years since the original Jurassic Park kicked off one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time. There’s a lot to love…

Solo: A Star Wars Story review

To put it bluntly, Solo: A Star Wars Story was the film that no one asked for, no one wanted and – with reports of production woes at every turn – no one had any real confidence in. Most notably of said woes was the departure of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller —…

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…

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…

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…