Movie Review: The Mummy

It’s probably too on the nose to compare this film to it’s titular villain, a soulless, lifeless conglomerate of parts hell bent on sucking the life out of us, but if the film isn’t going to do anything original then why should I? The Mummy isn’t a good film. It’s by the numbers, filled with […]

Movie review: Alien Covenant

Five years ago Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien franchise, Prometheus, promised much but even its staunchest defenders would admit underwhelmed; the film less concerned with running away from drooling star beasts and more with finding the big G and the Meaning Of Life. Fair enough. Films in this franchise have always been dripping with […]

Review: Fast and Furious 8

Review: Fast and Furious 8 *deep breath* Where do you even start? The eighth (eighth!) instalment of the high octane, street racing/espionage hybrid shows no sign of slowing down – quite the opposite – and you have to wonder how this particular franchise transcended it’s rather modest (and hokey) beginnings to become the bulletproof behemoth […]

Movie Review: Manchester By The Sea

Movie Review: Manchester By The Sea Already festooned with praise and award nominations, the third project from writer/director Lonergan starts with the lonely life of hard-working janitor Lee (Casey Affleck) who one day gets a phone call with bad news. The story unfolds with regular flashbacks showing how Lee and his older, more handsome and […]

Movie review: Logan

Movie review: Logan When it comes to superhero cinema ‘dark and gritty’ is a phrase often heard when describing sequels, which promise to take things down a more adult and ‘real’ route but the final film ends up being a dark and gritty as a rainbow smoothie. It’s a relative term. Logan, the second Wolverine […]

Movie review: The Infiltrator

Movie review: The Infiltrator America was awash with drugs and the US government was struggling to stem the tide of cocaine that was being smuggled into the States, mainly through Florida. This period flick oozes class, set in the mid 1980s, when desperate measures were called for, to try to infiltrate the seedy empire of […]