Film review – Ready Player One

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READY PLAYER ONE Family-friendly dystopian sci-fi romp set in the year 2045, starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance and Simon Pegg, directed by Steven Spielberg. King Kong, Godzilla, The Iron Giant, Ferris Bueller, The Breakfast Club, the Atari 2600 … Continue reading

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OSCAR PREVIEW + 4 expected winner reviews

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OSCARS SPECIAL With the awards season upon us, it’s time to a look at four of the most nominated films for the Oscars having already banged the drum for the superb Get Out a few months ago. THE POST Oscar … Continue reading

Film review – Get Out

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GET OUT Deceptively upbeat psychological horror-thriller about a mixed race couple’s “meet the parents” weekend in the country where all is not what it seems.  Starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams and directed by debutant Jordan Peele. Get Out is one of those … Continue reading

Film review – Free Fire

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FREE FIRE Anarchic ’70s arms deal caper starring Sharlto Copley and Cillian Murphy, directed by Ben Wheatley. If they ever make a biopic about Monty Python’s Eric Idle, then Sharlto Copley must play the lead role. The relentlessly hysterical South … Continue reading

Film review – Bridget Jones’s Baby

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BRIDGET JONES’S BABY After a very long wait, everyone’s favourite kooky heroine Bridget finally returns to our screens with a new look, a successful career and is seemingly in charge of her life at last. What could possibly go wrong … Continue reading

Film review – The BFG

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THE BFG Two of the greatest children’s entertainers of the twentieth century in Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg come together to create a wonderful family film that’s perfect for rainy summer days. Starring Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton. As story-tellers … Continue reading

Film review – The Conjuring 2

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THE CONJURING 2 Intelligent and thoughtful horror sequel set in the 70s in north London and based on a true story. Directed by James Wan, starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. The best horror stories are always those we can actually … Continue reading

Film review – Captain America Civil War

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CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR Marvel action caper that sees The Avengers move into more mature territory following on from the raucous fun of Deadpool and Ant Man. Starring Robert Downey Jr and co. Batman Vs Superman may have been boring, … Continue reading

Film review – Eye In The Sky

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EYE IN THE SKY Tense war drama based on a prospective drone strike to take out three high value targets in Kenya. Starring Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman and Aaron Paul and directed by Gavin Hood. There’s a haunting line at the end … Continue reading

Film review – Friend Request

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FRIEND REQUEST Campus horror about a loner goth girl trying to make friends, starring Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley and Liesl Ahlers and directed by Simon Verhoeven. At first glance, this movie would appear to be either an imitation of or a … Continue reading