Us – Film Review

So from a film set in a circus by the director of Edward Scissorhands to a movie featuring lots of scissors that takes place in part at an amusement park. Jordan Peele took home an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his 2017 thriller Get Out. His follow up is called US, and it sees…

Dumbo – Film Review

Tim Burton is the director who effectively kickstarted the Disney Live Remake production line with Alice in Wonderland back in 2010 – the film took over $1 Billion US Dollars at the global Box Office and since then 2016’s The Jungle Book has almost cracked $1 Billion, Director Jon Favreau set to cross $1 billion…

Fighting With My Family – Film Review

British teenagers Saraya (Florence Pugh) & Zac Knight (Jack Lowden) have grown up with a passion for professional wrestling. Their Dad Patrick aka Ricky Knight (Nick Frost), broke away from a life of crime by embracing the sport with a religious fervour and has been scraping out a living promoting amateur bouts featuring his two…

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part – Film Review

The goofball brains behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are back with a hilarious and heartwarming sequel to their epic 2014 animated blockbuster The Lego Movie. In the imaginatively titled The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, the action takes place in Bricksburg once more as the behaviour of…

Sometimes Always Never – Film Review

From the writer of Goodbye Christopher Robin and The Railway Man comes a father and son road trip with a difference. Bill Nighy stars as scrabble obsessed grieving grandfather Allen whose grown up son Michael has been missing for several years. Along with his other adult son Peter, they set off to identify a body…

Hotel Mumbai – Film Review

26 November 2008 was a shocking day in Mumbai with a wave of terror attacks sweeping across India’s largest city. Caught up in the crisis, over 200 staff and guests at the famous Taj Hotel. Their incredible story is told in chilling detail by Australian Director Anthony Maras in his first feature film Hotel Mumbai….

Captain Marvel – Film Review

For a film with a huge emphasis on females, there are a lot of SONS involved. Brie LarSON plays Captain Marvel aka Veers aka Carol Veers a US Air Force pilot and member of an elite alien military unit called Star Force. Samuel L JackSON plays a young version of Nick Fury from SHIELD with…

King of Thieves – Film Review

Hip replacements, hearing aids and insulin injections aren’t generally a feature of a heist thriller but geriatric ailments are one ingredient that sets this flick apart from the Ocean’s 11 series. Based on the Hatton Garden Robbery over Easter in 2015, Michael Caine leads a gang of thieves including Ray Winston, Jim Broadbent and Michael…

A Dog’s Way Home – Film Review

Bryce Dallas Howard lends her vocal talents to A Dog’s Way Home, the follow up the gorgeous A Dog’s Purpose, as the voice of Bella, a rescue dog who gets separated from her owner and makes an arduous trek home through the streets and wilderness of America. The emotional final scenes had my whole family…

Stan & Ollie – Film Review

I’m a huge fan of Steve Coogan. From his Alan Partridge character to Philomena which earned 4 Oscar nominations in 2013, he’s a versatile chap and perfectly suited to play Stan Laurel. John C Reilly is another idol of mine, from his work with Will Ferell to the voice of Wreck It Ralph, and serious…

Vox Lux – Film Review

It’s 1999 and Natalie Portman stars as Celeste, a survivor of a school shooting who uses that tragedy as a platform to launch a singing career. Managed by a wily New Yorker played by Jude Law, Celeste captures the attention of the nation with her tragic story. 18 years later she’s on the comeback trail…

Alita: Battle Angel – Film Review

I’m a sucker for a great sci-fi flick, but the fact that this title was bumped from the crowded Boxing Day release schedule did not bode well for me. Mahershala Ali starred in Barry Jenkins Moonlight picking up an Oscar and he is at the centre of Alita: Battle Angel, the new film from writer…