Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle

Vaughn to Make Movies  I’ve been a fan of director Matthew Vaughn ever since I saw the fantasy-comedy Stardust in 2007. He followed that up with the superhero-comedy Kick-Ass and (still) the best X-Men film ever, X-Men: First Class. In 2015 he released the first Kingsman movie, and I was blown away by its originality, […]

Wonder Woman

2017, dir. Patty Jenkins The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has only released four movies thus far (as opposed to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe with nearly 17 already). Two of these four films weren’t able to fully connect with the audience. Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad had too many new/unestablished characters to follow and thus shoe-horned […]

Cars 3

2017, dir. Brian Fee There’s a growing trend of films that deal with ageing, or being past your sell by date. Films like ‘Mr Holmes’, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Logan’ all have central characters struggling with age-based performance issues. Cars 3 is no different and actually uses the fact as a central plot device. We are reunited […]

Miss Sloane

2016, dir. John Madden “What? I didn’t even know there was such a movie!” – the general population. This is one of those ‘hidden gem’ films that probably never even got shown at your local cinema. And even when it landed at the DVD store or got released on a streaming platform, you still probably […]

Logan

2017, dir. James Mangold   Marvel’s grittiest movie to date – without question. And I don’t mean it in a cliche way either. Wisely (and probably after the success of ‘Deadpool’) Marvel have presented us a comic book superhero movie for grown ups. Do not expect a motley crew of characters, colourful costumes and light-hearted […]

Dunkirk

2017, dir. Christopher Nolan Hitler’s army have trapped the Allied forces onto Dunkirk beach, and drop propaganda leaflets (which really happened) to remind us that the options are either surrender or death. Director Christopher Nolan gives us a few short moments of quiet before being forced into the sheer horror of war. Nazi soldiers creep closer […]

baby driver

Baby Driver

2017, dir. Edgar Wright There are movies that look cool. This movie IS cool! But seriously? Our hero is named ‘Baby’?? Whatever, it doesn’t take away from the fact that he’s the best darn driver you’ve seen on a screen that isn’t part of the Fast and Furious franchise. This is Edgar Wright’s first ‘Hollywood’ film, […]

Spider-Man Homecoming review

Spider-Man: Homecoming

2017, dir. Jon Watts Finally! A Spider-Man movie that is satisfyingly rewatchable! Why? Firstly: Whether you’re a faithful comic book follower or just a dude in the mood for a superhero film – you are guaranteed top-notch entertainment! For the loyal fans there are dozens of easter eggs to spot. One of them literally in […]