Thor: Ragnarok Review

Opening with an action sequence set to the pulsating beats of Led Zeppelin’s “The Immigrant Song”, Thor: Ragnarok lays down its marker from the off. As Chris Hemsworth’s heroic God of Thunder tears through hordes of monsters, simultaneously wryly mocking his opponents, we intercut with some straight up comedy on Asgard from Karl Urban’s Skurge,…

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Time for a bit of beautifully dark animation.

The Horror of 2017

With critical darlings in Get Out, It Comes at Night and It, returning franchises, in Alien and “The Conjuring Universe”, and audience dividers in Mother! and A Cure for Wellness, 2017 has delivered a smorgasbord of horror thus far. With films come posters, and with posters come floods of fan alternatives.

Guillermo del Toro’s Monsters

“In fairy tales, monsters exist to be a manifestation of something that we need to understand, not only a problem we need to overcome, but also they need to represent, much like angels represent the beautiful, pure, eternal side of the human spirit, monsters need to represent a more tangible, more mortal side of being…

Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Zygote’

In 2017, director of modern science fiction classic District 9 (2009) launched his new film platform, Oats Studios. He’s since been quietly dropping high-concept shorts online, inviting us into the depths of his creative process. Brief snippets of concepts which might one day become feature-length productions.

Goodbye Christopher Robin Bitesize Review

“The creatures in the story are toys. They’re toys, but the woods are real.” *** The increasingly chameleonic Domhnall Gleeson shines in the solidly made story behind the creation of beloved children’s book character Winnie the Pooh. Looming shadows of war and post-traumatic stress disorder flatter to deceive in lending weight to what is, in…

Blade Runner 2049 Review

Above all else, Blade Runner 2049 is a BEAUTIFUL film. Extraordinarily gorgeous, it’s as pretty as cinema gets.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

No doubt about it, Kingsman (2014) was a crackers movie. Spectacularly entertaining and equally bonkers. Yet it did, at least take a steady incline up to the heady heights of its peak madness, offering a fair share of initial grounding before letting loose with the infamous church massacre and exploding heads galore. With the groundwork already…