Movie Review – Black Widow

Black Widow US (2021) Dir. Cate Shortland I know, Black Widow was killed in Avengers Endgame but the great thing about films is you can set a story at any time, as is the case with this fleshing out of the history of the prominent female member of the Avengers. Set in 2016, Natasha Romanoff … Continue reading Movie Review – Black Widow

Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit US/New Zealand (2019) Dir. Taika Waititi Back in the 1940s, especially in Britain, comedies about Hitler and the war were quite common, designed to lift the spirits of the nation as plucky British soldiers gave the Hun what for. Since then, satirising this period of history has waned drastically - until now… During … Continue reading Jojo Rabbit

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame (Cert 12A) US (2019) Dir. Anthony Russo & Joe Russo Lament all you want, but after eleven years and twenty-one films, the sprawling, chaotic, and certainly never dull interconnected Marvel Cinema Universe is about to reach its climax with entry number twenty-two. But it can’t really be the end, can it? But I … Continue reading Avengers: Endgame

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

Sing

Sing US (2016) Dir. Garth Jennings For too long the CGI animation playing field in Hollywood has been dominated by Pixar, Disney and Dreamworks, so joining the race in the outside lane is the comparatively young Illumination Entertainment, the team behind the Despicable Me franchise. Sing is set in a world of anthropomorphic animals, focusing … Continue reading Sing

Ghost In The Shell

Ghost In The Shell (Cert 12A) US (2017) Dir. Rupert Sanders So, here we are with one of the more controversial films of the year - the live action version of the seminal Cyber Punk manga and anime franchise Ghost In Shell. There was always concern over how it will be handled, but the casting … Continue reading Ghost In The Shell

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book US (2016) Dir. Jon Favreau Having recently got round to viewing the celebrated 1967 animated version of Rudyard Kipling’s famous tale from Disney, it is time to take a look at their recent updated live action version from Hollywood. The story is largely the same as before, expanded at the expense of … Continue reading The Jungle Book

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War US (2016) Dirs. Anthony Russo & Joe Russo In the Battle of the Comic Book Blockbusters, DC threw the first punch with the messy and incoherent Batman vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, leaving Marvel to respond with the third film under the Captain America banner Civil War. Essentially this is their … Continue reading Captain America: Civil War

Avengers – Age Of Ultron

Avengers - Age Of Ultron (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Marvel) Running Time: 141 minutes approx. When Avengers Assemble became the third highest grossing film of all time in 2012 the sequel was not only inevitable but no doubt already commissioned before the champagne bottle was opened during the opening weekend celebrations. Then again … Continue reading Avengers – Age Of Ultron

Under The Skin

Under The Skin UK (2014) Dir. Jonathan Glazer Film is a polarising medium and opinions often run the gamut from love to hate, indifference to repulsion, bafflement to enlightenment. One subgenre of film which seems to exist purely to divide opinion is the arthouse film which can create a sense of exclusivity for even the … Continue reading Under The Skin