Film Review

Suicide Squad (2016)
Film Review

Suicide Squad (2016)

Forget about Deadpool; Suicide Squad is the real bad boy of superhero movies. At least, that was the idea. Round up some of the most dangerous and unstable badasses in DC’s considerable rogues gallery and let ‘em raise hell. David Ayer’s deadly Dirty Dozen was meant to be the nasty […]

Southbound (2015)
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Southbound (2015)

I’m not entirely sure if it’s all to do with the quality of the final product or whether it just looks better in comparison to so many other recent horror movies, but Southbound turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. It’s another anthology movie, and we’ve been getting those thick […]

Jason Bourne (2016)
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Jason Bourne (2016)

The Bourne continuation He’s back, and it’s not even necessary to add anything to his name. “Jason Bourne” is enough. After nine years off, and Tony Gilroy’s able but rather dispiriting 2014 spin-off, Damon has donned the mantle again. He’s as good, with the same mix of intelligence and explosive […]

Shark Lake (2015)
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Shark Lake (2015)

If I could watch a shark movie every week then I’d be a happy man. Because I love shark movies. Unfortunately, for every release like The Shallows you can end up with something like Shark Exorcist. Or, to a slightly lesser extent, Shark Lake. Advertised in trailers, and even on […]

World Cinema Wednesday: Rififi (1955)
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World Cinema Wednesday: Rififi (1955)

Bonjour. Hola. Konnichiwa. Ciao. Hallo. Etc. You get the idea. This is my way of introducing the first in which I hope will be a weekly excuse to travel the world, cinematically speaking. And what better way to kick things off than with a long-overdue first time viewing of the […]

Eddie The Eagle (2016)
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Eddie The Eagle (2016)

I was 12 years old when Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards became a media sensation here in the UK (and, I guess, worldwide). He was a British ski-jumper, which made him the only British ski-jumper anyone had even heard of in over fifty years, and he was rather inaccurately perceived by […]

Shark Exorcist (2015)
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Shark Exorcist (2015)

Despite the impression you can get from some individual reviews, and indeed some individual reviewers, most movie critics don’t go into movie viewings with the intention of having something to rip apart and insult when it’s all over. Even bad movies can be criticised constructively, and most clouds can have […]

Star Trek Beyond (2016)
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Star Trek Beyond (2016)

The title of the latest instalment in the ongoing Star Trek franchise is something of a misnomer for, if totally honest, Star Trek Beyond does not in fact go ‘beyond’ anything seen previously. The mega-buster – directed by Justin (Fast & Furious) Lin, and starring amongst others Chris Pine, Zachary […]

Keanu (2016)
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Keanu (2016)

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele may already be familiar to you. They did, for many years, star in their own very successful show, Key And Peele, and have also made appearances in numerous other projects. And I must say that I was never a big fan. It’s not that I […]