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

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Film Review – Jason Bourne

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JASON BOURNE After ten years spent evading the authorities, Jason Bourne resurfaces to find out what really happened in his past after a tip off from long-time ally, Nicky Parsons. Matt Damon returns in his signature role, having been persuaded to … 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

Film Review – Paranormal Activity : The Ghost Dimension

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PARANORMAL ACTIVITY : THE GHOST DIMENSION Fifth movie in the series, focusing on the spirit world following the discovery of a special video camera that picks up more than the naked eye. Starring Chris Murray, Brit Shaw and Ivy George. … Continue reading

Film Review – Legend

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LEGEND Gritty sixties biopic set in the back streets of east London, starring Tom Hardy in dual lead roles, with Emily Browning, David Thewlis and Christopher Eccleston. Legend is a fantasy, let’s get that straight from the off. It plays extremely fast … Continue reading

Film review – Spy

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SPY Espionage comedy spoof from the creators of Bridesmaids and The Heat, starring Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham. In a story that could well have been from a Bond, Bourne or Bauer thriller, Spy focuses on a madman with … Continue reading

Film review – San Andreas

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SAN ANDREAS Earthquake disaster movie in the grand old tradition of The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure, starring Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino. It’s been a long time since I watched a proper disaster movie. There was last year’s … Continue reading

Film review – Mad Max Fury Road

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MAD MAX FURY ROAD Relentless, post-apocalyptic action sequel starring Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy and Nicholas Hoult. Sometimes the old adage about sequels being worse than the original just doesn’t hold water: Aliens, The Empire Strikes Back and Terminator 2 are … Continue reading

Film review – The Age Of Adaline

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The Age Of Adaline Romantic drama with the merest hint of sci-fi, starring Blake Lively, Harrison Ford and Michiel Huisman. In a story reminiscent of both The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Adaline Bowman is … Continue reading

Film review – Spooks: The Greater Good

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Spooks: The Greater Good Gritty British espionage thriller, starring Peter Firth and Kit Harrington. Unless you’ve been living on a desert island for the last ten years, you’ll probably be aware of the hit series, Spooks, which might perhaps best … Continue reading