(Contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Amazing Spider-Man 2) The fifteenth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (sixteenth if we include 2008’s The Incredible Hulk,) Spider-Man: Homecoming is certainly no let-down, but it lacks the glamour and intensity of many of its MCU counterparts. This is the third round of cinematic reboots for the friendly neighborhood […]Read more "Spider-Man: Homecoming"
This is a DC movie with a soul – a rare occurrence in the Extended Universe as of late, which began with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel (2013). It could be said that DC is trying to keep up with the unprecedented success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but have fallen short over the past […]Read more "Wonder Woman"
With Raw – a visceral amalgamation of erotic thrillers, black comedy, coming-of-age dramas, and unflinching cannibal horrors – French-born writer-director Julia Ducournau announces herself as one of the most fiercely original auteurs working in today’s industry. Ducournau’s remarkable debut feature made headlines after audience members were purported to have fainted during the film’s premiere at […]Read more "‘Raw’ — Ducournau dazzles with ferocious cannibal debut"
The director of Free Fire, Ben Wheatley, is on hot form. He directed High-Rise in 2015 and A Field in England before that, with a couple of Doctor Who episodes thrown into the mix too. Hailing from Billericay, Essex, Wheatley is the poster boy for British independent cinema and regularly works with companies based in […]Read more "‘Free Fire’"
Instead of targeting the mystery and intrigue of the marketing campaign for Prometheus, which tried to obscure any links to Ridley Scott’s science-fiction masterpiece Alien, the publicity machine for Alien: Covenant hasn’t allowed you to forget its origins. While there are star names in the cast, most notably Michael Fassbender, the real attractions here are […]Read more "‘Alien: Covenant’ — Lost in Space"
It’s become all too common to hear about sequels that don’t live up to the original. After creating a film that felt refreshing in the Marvel catalogue thanks to its vibrant colours, constant laughs, and multiple memorable characters, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn had a lot of pressure on him to repeat the […]Read more "‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ – A Solid Sequel"
I have to admit when I first saw the trailer for Get Out I was immediately skeptical. It sounded like an interesting concept but I thought it would be another mediocre horror film. Admittedly I’m not a huge horror fan, my favourite horror films are The Shining and Alien, hybrid-horror films which I’m not even sure some horror purists would consider […]Read more "‘Get Out’ review – thrilling horror-comedy with a genius concept"