1917

1917 (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Universal) Running Time: 118 minutes approx. War films have largely been either political or patriotic, but always keen to exploit the mental or physical suffering of those on the front line. The depiction of the battles is not just to wow the audience but also to give us … Continue reading 1917

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War (Cert 12A) US (2018) Dir. Anthony Russo & Joe Russo You knew it was coming. After years of crossing over into each other’s solo films and the two collective outings as The Avengers, we finally reached the point where most of the major franchises of the Marvel universe come together for one … Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War

Penguins Of Madagascar

Penguins Of Madagascar US (2014) Dirs. Eric Darnell & Simon J. Smith Always be careful what you wish for. Whenever a supporting character in a film or TV series steals the show, calls for them to have their own spin-off are immediately leapt upon by producers, looking to milk the franchise some more. Not that … Continue reading Penguins Of Madagascar

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok (Cert 12A) US (2017) Dir. Taika Waititi I must confess that I wasn’t overly impressed with the first two Thor films and very little about the trailers made me excited for this third entry into the franchise’s cinematic canon. I can’t quite put my finger on why this was but given the recent … Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange US (2016) Dir. Scott Derrickson In the year of the Marvel vs. DC war on the big screen, Marvel are so far 2-0 up with Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War both delivering the goods whilst DC’s Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad were disappointments critically and at the box office. Can Marvel … Continue reading Doctor Strange

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game UK (2014) Dir. Morten Tyldum One of the top contenders at this year’s Oscars, The Imitation Game takes us back to World War II in order to tell the tale of Alan Turing, the man who built the machine which cracked the German’s “Enigma” code. While the source material is said to … Continue reading The Imitation Game

12 Years A Slave

  12 Years A Slave (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment One UK) Running Time: 134 mins. approx. One of the most highly praised films of recent times that has dominated the awards circuit should be easy to review since the only course of action is to praise it to the moon, right? The truth is … Continue reading 12 Years A Slave

Star Trek – Into Darkness

Star Trek – Into Darkness (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment) Running time: 132 minutes approx. When a Section 31 building in London is destroyed by a bomb, a Starfleet agent named John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) is the confirmed culprit. Following an all out weapon assault on Starfleet HQ by Harrison, killing many … Continue reading Star Trek – Into Darkness