The Hateful Eight is peak Tarantino – a talky 3-hour beast of a movie shot and presented in an obscure format (70mm film) that features all the grandiose monologues and crazy violence we’ve come to expect from the modern master. (more…)
Carol seems to unfold in slow motion at times, bathed in the Christmas lights of 1950s New York City. Like its lead characters, the movie is stunningly beautiful yet calculating, allowing genuine emotion to burst forth occasionally from its immaculately conceived veneer. (more…)
A man fighting bravely against injustice and ignorance, standing up for the common people and socialist values. The story of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and the red scare that gripped Hollywood post-WWII couldn’t be more timely right now. (more…)
Brash, bold and brilliant – the descriptors apply as much to Steve Jobs the man as they do to Steve Jobs the movie. Both have their faults too, ones that are hardwired into their DNA that prove inescapable and intertwined with their genius. (more…)
It’s been 32 long years since the release of Return Of The Jedi, and at last the eventual fates of Han, Leia and Luke are revealed alongside the introduction of a whole host of new characters. Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be the most anticipated movie ever released – a heavy burden for any film to bear. (more…)
There’s a million reasons why Creed shouldn’t work – chiefly that it’s the 6th sequel/first spinoff of the long-in-the-tooth Rocky series and could be seen as a crass cash-in on a fading franchise. (more…)
Daniel Craig’s James Bond gets some back story and Judi Dench’s M comes full circle in the stunning Skyfall.
If The Wire‘s 5th season could be boiled down and transmuted into a movie, it might look something like the remarkable new film Spotlight. (more…)