Film Reviews

The Matrix (1999) is a ground-breaking action movie

A computer hacker is awakened to the reality of his world by the mysterious hacker Morpheus and his group of rebels.

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) is another excellent and heartfelt Spider-Man movie

After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man finds himself helping out Nick Fury tackle new threats to a changed world.

The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring (2001) is the ultimate fantasy film

From the idyllic Shire to the smoking chasms of Mordor, Frodo Baggins embarks on an epic quest to destroy the One Ring.

Brightburn (2019) is a different kind of horror film

A couple adopt a child from another world who develops strange powers.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) is an adequate X-Men movie

Jean Grey is hit by a dark cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants alive.

Aladdin (2019) is a respectable remake

The exciting tale of a street urchin, a magic lamp, a courageous princess, a power-hungry Grand Visier and a wish-granting Genie.

Rocketman (2019) is a bold and imaginative bio-pic

An epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) is a relentlessly entertaining action movie

The High Table makes John Wick a global target forcing him to take on the world’s most ruthless assassins.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) is a solid attempt at a live-action Pokémon movie

Tim and Detective Pikachu uncover a shocking plot that could threaten the whole Pokémon Universe.

Joker (2019)

With the release of the ‘Joker’ later this year we reflect on what DC may have planned for this icon villain.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) is a competently crafted thriller

Single mother Elizabeth Kendall finds out her long-term boyfriend Ted Bundy is a vicious serial killer.

Avengers: Endgame (2019) is the perfect conclusion to an epic saga

The remaining Avengers must band together once more as they come up with a plan to bring back everyone that was lost in the Infinity War.

Hellboy (2019) is a pointless and inferior reboot

A good demon battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

Shazam! (2019) is a funny and heartfelt superhero movie

Young kid Billy Batson as adult superhero ‘Shazam’ battles the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

The Princess Bride (1987) is a fantastic fantasy adventure

A farmboy-turned-pirate encounters numerous challenges in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

Dumbo (2019) is a passable Disney remake

Circus owner Max Medici enlists Holt Farrier to care for a baby elephant with oversized ears.

Us (2019) is a fantastic psychological horror

The Wilson family take a vacation at their beach home in Santa Cruz but find themselves terrorized by a group of mysterious doppelgängers.

Triple Frontier (2019) is a watchable action thriller

Five Special Forces operatives reunite to rob a powerful drug lord of his hidden stash of money.

Captain Marvel (2019) is a great new addition to the MCU

Carol Danvers teams up with Nick Fury as Earth is caught in a galactic war between two races.

The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) is a fresh new take on the Arthurian legend

Schoolboy Alex stumbles upon the legendary sword Excalibur and must unite his friends to save the world from Morgana’s supernatural army.

Happy Death Day 2U (2019) is familiar but fun

Tree Gelbman finds herself dying over and over again in a time loop were a masked killer is targeting her friends.

Alita: Battle Angel (2019) is entertaining and visually exciting

A revived female cyborg cannot remember her past life and goes on a dangerous quest to find out who she is.

Vice (2018) is an interesting character study

The story of Dick Cheney who as an unassuming bureaucrat quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush.

Glass (2019) is interesting and subversive

Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to pursues Kevin Wendell Crumb whose multiple personalities include the superhuman figure known as The Beast.

Stan & Ollie (2018) is a charming biopic

The world famous comedy duo Laurel and Hardy embark on a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) is a Spider-Man movie the whole family can enjoy

Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man and teams up with his counter-parts from other realities to save the multiverse.

Aquaman (2018) is a fun and adventurous superhero movie

Arthur Curry must reclaim the throne and stop his half-brother from invading the surface world.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) is overly dense but still enjoyable

The powerful wizard Gellert Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers to pursue his dark agenda.

Overlord (2018) is a unique blend of horror and war

American soldiers dropped behind enemy lines discover a sinister German experiment.

Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) is a serviceable horror-comedy

Pupils and teachers must work together to survive unspeakable horrors emerging from a sinkhole.

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) is clearly for the fans and Malek is outstanding

Freddie Mercury forms the band Queen and performs the most iconic songs in music history.

First Man (2018) is a superbly made biopic

The story of Neil Armstrong in the lead up to his legendary space mission to the Moon.

Apostle (2018) is a superbly crafted horror film

A man travels to a remote island to rescue his missing sister from a sinister cult.

Venom (2018) is a fun take on the popular anti-hero

Eddie Brock investigates the Life Foundation and discovers their experiments on an alien substance.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) is a magically good time

Lewis, a young boy, goes to live with his strange Uncle Jonathan.

The Predator (2018) is a messy yet enjoyable Predator movie

A young boy triggers the return of an alien hunter and only a ragtag group of ex-soldiers can stop it.

Yardie (2018) is stylish but messy

A young Jamaican arrives in London seeking revenge for the death of his older brother.

Upgrade (2018) is a violently gritty sci-fi

An enhanced superhuman seeks revenge against the muggers that left him paralyzed.

The Festival (2018) is fun and hilarious

Nick gets dumped by his girlfriend. Depressed his friends take him to a three day festival.

The Meg (2018) is flawed but fun

A giant prehistoric shark attacks a deep-sea research centre trapping everyone inside.

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) is a satisfying superhero movie

Ant-Man teams up with the Wasp to battle a powerful new enemy.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) is a fantastic action film

Ethan must work with the CIA in a race against time and attempt to recover stolen weapons of mass destruction.

Incredibles 2 (2018) is an incredibly great Pixar film

The superhero family return to take on another dangerous villain whilst trying to navigate a normal life.

The Witch (2015) is a terrifying and layered film

A puritan family in 17th Century New England are banished from their village and move to a secluded forest haunted by a witch.

Ocean’s Eight (2018) is a soulless imitation

Debbie Ocean gathers a team of specialist criminals to pull off a seemingly impossible heist.

Hereditary (2018) is a perfectly crafted horror film

A family unravel increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry and their sinister fate.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) is an entertaining dinosaur movie

Owen and Claire return to the island and uncover a conspiracy that would result in dinosaurs ruling the earth again.

WuKong (2017) is a flawed yet enjoyable fantasy adventure

The mythical monkey warrior Sun Wukong seeks revenge on the Immortal Mountain for the destruction of his paradise.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is an action masterpiece

Furiosa rebels against the tyrannical Immortan Joe and is helped by drifter Max.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) is disappointing

Han Solo finds himself in the middle of a heist and meets Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian.

Cargo (2017) is a solid addition to the zombie movie

A father infected with a violent virus that has swept Australia attempts to find someone to take care of his child.

Deadpool 2 (2018) is a great subversive superhero movie

Deadpool forms a team of mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from Cable.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) is epic and action-packed

When galactic warlord Josh Brolin attempts to obtain powerful stones to execute an insane plan, the Avengers and their allies join forces to stop him.

Rampage (2018) is mindless forgettable fun

A primatologist and geneticist must stop animals infected by a rogue experiment from destroying Chicago.

A Quiet Place (2018) is a fantastically entertaining monster movie

In a world of monsters who hunt by sound a family hides in complete silence.

Jaws (1975) is the ultimate shark movie

A great white shark terrorises a beach resort just before the busy tourist season. Three men find they are going to need a bigger boat.

Ready Player One (2018) is a thrilling sci-fi adventure

When the owner of a virtual world called OASIS dies he leaves his immense fortune to the player who can find a hidden digital Easter Egg.

Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) is dumb fun

With a new evolution of Jaegers, mankind might just have a chance to stop the new Kaiju threat.

A Wrinkle in Time (2018) is a lazily made children’s fantasy

Meg, Charles and Calvin are transported by three supernatural beings through the universe in search of Meg’s dad.

Peter Rabbit (2018) is a surprisingly good movie

A plucky rabbit called Peter Rabbit causes trouble in the home and garden of Mr. McGregor.

Tomb Raider (2018) is disposable yet fun

Lara Croft is pushed beyond her limits as she searches for her missing archaeologist father.

Annihilation (2018) is a thought-provoking sci-fi

A biologists signs up for a secret mission into a mysterious environmental disaster zone.

Red Sparrow (2018) is a forgettable spy thriller

An elite Russian spy is sent to seduce a CIA agent and discover the identity of a Russian mole.

Hellboy (2004) is an original and brilliantly made comic book movie

A demon born in Hell decides he wants to do good and protect mankind from evil.

The Shape of Water (2017) is a beautiful modern-day fairy tale

Elisa works at a secret government laboratory when one day a strange aquatic creature is brought in to be studied.

Black Panther (2018) is another outstanding Marvel movie

When an old enemy makes his presence felt, T’Challa must once again become the Black Panther.

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) is an enjoyable but forgettable sci-fi

Scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.

Journey’s End (2017) is a brutal and gut-punching war film

A company of British infantry take their turn in the trenches as they prepare for a German offensive.

Early Man (2018) is a solid British comedy

Dug must unite his tribe to take on the evil Lord Nooth who has claimed their land in order to build a mine.

Coco (2017) is Pixar at the top of their game

During the festival The Day of the Dead a young boy runs away to pursue his passion for music and ends up in the Land of the Dead.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) is a moving yet funny drama

A darkly comic crime drama in which a woman pressures the police into continuing the investigation into her daughter’s murder.

Darkest Hour (2017) is a really good movie and Oldman is fantastic

Winston Churchill tries to rally the nation as Germany rolls through Europe and his colleagues want to advocate for peace talks with Hitler.

Back to the Future (1985) is pure unadulterated entertainment

High schooler Marty McFly and scientist Doc Brown travel back in time and ended up stranded in 1955.

Bright (2017) is a unique urban fantasy

A human cop and an Orc cop must work together to find a powerful wand before anyone else gets their hands on it.

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017) is Star Wars at its best

The Resistance prepares to battle the First Order while Ren develops her abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker.

Ferdinand (2017) is fun for the little ones

Ferdinand the friendly bull, assembles a team of misfits to escape his new human owner and return home.

The Disaster Artist (2017) is a true stranger-than-fiction tale

Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make Wiseau’s self-funded project The Room.

Kick-Ass (2010) is thoroughly entertaining from start to finish

Dave Lizewski suits up and with absolutely no powers or training decides to takes to fight crime as vigilante hero Kick-Ass.

Battle of the Sexes (2017) is a great sports biopic

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

Justice League (2017) is a perfectly fine superhero movie

Bruce Wayne with his ally Diana Prince form a group of superheroes to taken on a great enemy.

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) is a surprisingly good old-fashioned murder mystery

When a passenger is found stabbed to death on the Orient Express everyone becomes a suspect.

Groundhog Day (1993) is a thoughtful and layered comedy

Phil Connors inexplicably lives the same day over and over again. Again. He also learns the piano.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) is hilariously entertaining

Thor must escape imprisonment on Sakaar, race back to Asgard and prevent Hela bringing about Ragnarök.

The Snowman (2017) is an over-familiar crime thriller

A brilliant detective investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf was found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

The Ritual (2017) is spooky and unsettling

A group of friends reunite and take a walking trip through a forest only to find a dark presence is stalking them.

The Babysitter (2017) is a disposable but fun horror-comedy

A young boy discovers his babysitter and her friends are cold-blooded killers and has to find a way to survive the night.

The Mountain Between Us (2017) is a perfectly watchable and enjoyable film

Two strangers are stranded on a remote snow covered mountain after their plane crashes and must embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is a visual feast for the senses

A young blade runner discovers a long-buried secret that leads him to seek answers from former blade runner Rick Deckard.

The Descent (2005) is a claustrophobic inducing horror film

On a caving expedition a group of friends become trapped and pursued by strange cave-dwelling creatures.

Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) is a moving and heartfelt biopic

How the relationship between A. A. Milne and his son became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh.

Flatliners (2017) is a pointless and lifeless remake

Five medical students carry out a dangerous experiment that triggers a near-death experience in attempt to learn about the afterlife.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is a fun and entertaining sequel

With their headquarters destroyed and the world in peril the Kingsman ally themselves with a spy organisation in the United States to defeat a common enemy.

The Garage Sale (2017) is a messy but bold new movie experience

An interactive movie where three different stories happen simultaneously at the same location and centred around a joint garage sale.

Mother! (2017) is a unique and psychologically disturbing film

A woman let’s in some uninvited guests who make themselves at home and reveal a mysterious connection to the husband.

It (2017) is a terrifying King adaptation

A group of kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of a small town.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) is an intense and action-packed sci-fi classic

The humans send back a cyborg too protect Sarah Connor’s teenage son from a more a more advanced and more powerful Terminator.

Kill Bill: Vol 1 (2003) is a rip-roaring rampage of revenge

A former assassin seeks revenge after being attacked and left for dead at her own wedding.

Death Note (2017) is a conventional but enjoyable adaption

Death Note (2017) is a conventional but enjoyable adaption

What Happened to Monday (2017) is a well thought out sci-fi film

In an over populated world, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being caught by the government while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.

The Dark Tower (2017) is a messy and bland adaption

Roland Deschain battles tries to stop Walter O’Dim from toppling The Dark Tower which holds the universe together.

Annabelle: Creation (2017) is a nerve-shredding horror

A dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several orphans into their home where they soon become the target of possessed doll.

Atomic Blonde (2017) white-knuckle experience from beginning to end

An MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to retrieve a priceless document and investigate the murder of a fellow agent.

It Follows (2014) is an atmosphere drenched horror

A young woman is followed by a malicious supernatural force.

Dunkirk (2017) is a breath-taking cinematic experience

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are slowly evacuated during a fierce battle in World War 2.

The Beguiled (2017) is flawed but atmospheric

A wounded Union soldier arrives at a girls school during the American Civil War and his presence arouses an uneasy, sexual excitation among the women.

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) is a riveting and ape-tastic war film

Caesar must battle a ruthless human Colonel as well as his own darker instincts.

It Comes at Night (2017) is an unconventional yet terrifying horror

A family surviving in isolation in a post-apocalyptic world have their fragile existence threatened when strangers appear seeking shelter.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) is a return to form for the wall-crawler

Peter Parker balances his life as a high school student with his crime fighting alter-ego Spider-Man.

District 9 (2009) is an awesome low budget sci-fi

An alien race forced to live in a militarized ghetto outside Johannesburg finds a kindred spirit in a government agent.

Despicable Me 3 (2017) is a good time killer for the kids

Ex-supervillain Gru meets his long-lost happy, successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last heist.

The Circle (2017) is a boring techno-thriller

A woman lands a dream job at the Circle only to discover the tech company has a dubious agenda.

Okja (2017) is a multi-layered film with heart

Mija must conduct a daring rescue of her dearest friend, a strange animal known as Okja, from the clutches of a multi-national conglomerate.

Baby Driver (2017) is a masterfully-made action movie

Baby is a talented getaway driver who falls for young waitress Deborah and decides he wants out of the criminal life.

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) is a boring and bloated sequel

The Transformers are at war with humanity and only Cade Yeager, Bumblebee, an English lord, and an Oxford professor to save the world.

The Mummy (2017) is a fun adventure film

An ancient Egyptian princess is accidently awakened from her crypt and begins to unleash terror upon the world.

Shimmer Lake (2017) is a solid mystery crime thriller

Shimmer Lake is a story told in reverse, a small town Sheriff hunts down three bank robbers, one of whom happens to be his brother.

My Cousin Rachel (2017) is an alluring and dark drama

A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin’s mysterious wife who he believes was responsible for his death.

Wonder Woman (2017) is the best female-led superhero film in the last two decades

Diana, an Amazon princess leaves her island paradise to discover her true destiny and become Wonder Woman.

Stranger Than Fiction (2006) is a delightful and heart-warming comedy

Harold Crick works for the IRS and lives a solitary, repetitive existence until one day he begins hearing a woman’s voice narrating his life.

War Machine (2017) is an unengaging war movie

General Glenn McMahon takes over command of NATO forces in Afghanistan but is brought down by a journalist.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (2017) is nothing special

Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the Trident of Poseidon in the hopes of stopping his old nemesis Captain Salazar.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) is disposable fun at most

A young Arthur reluctantly claims Excalibur and accepts his destiny.

Colossal (2016) is a monstrously good film

An out-of-work party girl comes to believe she is somehow connected to a giant creature that is destroying Seoul.

Alien: Covenant (2017) is a thrilling and intense gore-fest

The crew of a colony ship discover what they think is an uncharted paradise but is actually a dark, dangerous world.

Prometheus (2012) is a grand and beautifully made sci-fi film

In 2093 a team of explorers arrive on a moon and make a hellish discovery that leads to a fight for their own survival.

Alien (1979) is the ultimate in sci-fi horror

The crew of a space merchant answer a distress call which leads to them being hunted by a mysterious life-form.

I Origins (2014) is a fresh and original sci-fi

A molecule biologist is researching the evolution of eyes and discovers something that will change society forever.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017) is hilarious and entertaining

The team try to unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

Their Finest (2016) is a witty and charming period drama

A new scriptwriter for British propaganda films joins the cast and crew of a major production during the Blitz.

Fast & Furious 8 (2017) is entertaining and action-packed

The crew are living relatively normal lives until a new enemy surfaces and seduces Dom back into the criminal world.

Under the Skin (2013) is an intriguing and visually striking sci-fi

An alien in the form of a young woman is on a journey through Scotland.

Free Fire (2016) is a gritty and action packed film

A meeting between two gangs in a deserted 1970’s Boston warehouse quickly escalates into a shootout and a game of survival.

Ghost in the Shell (2017) is a stylishly made, and spectacle filled sci-fi

In the near future, a unique human cyborg leads an elite force in a hunt for a deadly criminal who aims to destroy a leading cyber tech company.

Life (2017) is a chilling sci-fi horror

The crew of the International Space Station discover the extraterrestrial life form that destroyed life on Mars.

Get Out (2017) is a terrifying but hilarious social horror

A young black man visits his white girlfriend’s family where he learns their horrific secret.

Beauty and the Beast (2017) is a visually stunning and whimsical musical

Beauty and the Beast tells the tale of Belle who is a strong, smart, independent woman who is held captive by a Beast in an enchanted castle.

Kong: Skull Island (2017) is a fun and entertaining creature feature

A diverse team of explorers set off to find a mythical island and end up fighting for their own survival.

Logan (2017) is a fitting and bittersweet end to a beloved character

A world weary Logan reluctantly helps a dying Charles Xavier to save a young girl being hunted.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) is a hilarious and heart-warming film

A rebellious orphan left in the care of a rural foster family in New Zealand runs off into the wilderness.

A Cure for Wellness (2016) is a unique psychological horror

An executive’s sanity is tested when he is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a mysterious wellness centre in the Swiss Alps.

Patriots Day (2016) is an intensely moving and compelling film

Patriots Day is the story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt for the terrorists responsible.

The Great Wall (2016) is a CGI bloated mess

The Great Wall of China is attacked by a horde of marauding creatures.

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is a pulse-racing feast for the senses

The legendary hitman John Wick is forced out of retirement to fulfil a promise to a former associate.

Hidden Figures (2016) is a brilliantly made and crowd pleasing film

A group of African-American women are hired for their mathematical skills by NASA in the 1960s.

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) is a hilarious and fun-filled movie

Gotham city is in trouble with the arrival of The Joker.

Rings (2017) is a pointless and lazy sequel

Julia’s boyfriend Holt disappears when investigating a mysterious video with a curse.

Gold (2016) is a boring experience from start to finish

A luckless prospector teams up with a geologist to hunt for gold in the depths of the Indonesian jungle.

Eddie the Eagle (2016) is a great feel-good biopic

The story of Eddie Edwards, the British underdog ski jumper who became a legend at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

T2 Trainspotting (2017) is an enjoyable but pointless sequel

Renton returns home twenty years later and is met by the friends he betrayal.