Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll UK (2010) Dir. Mat Whitecross Biopics serve one of two purposes - either to pay tribute to an unsung hero, or to reveal the true story of someone warts and all, even if it means shattering a few ideals in the process. The veracity of these dramatisations will … Continue reading Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Black Panther

Black Panther (Cert 12A) US (2018) Dir. Ryan Coogler One noted surprise for Marvel fans when Captain America: Civil War hit the screens in 2016 was the appearance of Black Panther, a hitherto overlooked member of the Marvel universe, among the line-up of familiar faces. With Hollywood embroiled in a diversity scandal, this was a … Continue reading Black Panther

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Cert 12A) US (2017) Dir. Rian Johnson It’s been two years since the Star Wars franchise was resumed with The Force Awakens, during which time we saw a prequel in the form of the adjunct Rogue One that came in between the prequels and the original series that began 40 … Continue reading Star Wars: The Last Jedi

War For The Planet Of The Apes

War For The Planet Of The Apes US (2017) Dir. Matt Reeves In closing my review for Spider-Man: Homecoming I said it “might already be the film of the Summer”. I believe I may have spoken too soon…. The third (and final?) film in the rebooted series that began with 2011’s Rise Of The Planet … Continue reading War For The Planet Of The Apes

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens US (2015) Dir. J.J. Abrams A long time ago in a cinema not too far away, I saw the original Star Wars (way before it was promoted as Episode IV - A New Hope) and it had a tremendous impact on me. After the huge misstep of the indulgent and … Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes    US (2014) Dir. Matt Reeves The inevitable sequel to 2011’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes reboot of the successful sci-fi franchise ups the ante with its tally of talking apes from one to an entire colony in this dark, dystopian tale. Set ten years after … Continue reading Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes US (2011) Dir. Rupert Wyatt To be honest Hollywood blockbusters and I haven’t got along too well over the past decade or so, largely due to most of them being “reboots”, remakes or just plain awful. So when this “reboot” of the franchise which began with the classic … Continue reading Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes