Captain Marvel Review

There’s a point in Captain Marvel where our titular hero is told by a male biker to crack a smile. A suggestion which she swiftly treats with the contempt it deserves: a hard stare and the theft of his motorbike. If only the seeming hordes of manbabies who spent actual time from their actual “lives”…

Black Panther Review

Black Panther is a sprawling, often beautiful, globe-hopping, worldbuilding comic book movie that forges a real sense of place, and more importantly, of culture. It’s being hailed as one of the finest of all time in the genre; yes, it’s very good, but that’s a claim that might be overstating its virtues a touch though.

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,…

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

Teenage life can be tough. The tests, the teachers, the crushes, the overly violent villains trying to kill you. Or, at least, some of those things for most people. For Peter Parker (Tom Holland) though, it’s all of the above. That’s what you get when you mix school with your superheroic career aspirations, I suppose. 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

It was a big ask for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to try and topple its predecessor as (arguably) the reigning champion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and to meet my excessively high expectations). Though those particular feats might be out of its reach – even with Groots’ extending limbs – it should manage to sit…

Doctor Strange Review

Doctor Strange, bringing new dimensions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Or multiple dimensions, to be precise.

X-Men: Apocalypse Review

After the stylish, swinging ’60s romp of First Class, and the time travelling, groovy ’70s/futuristic mix of the franchise reinventing Days of Future Past, the X-Men are off to the ’80s for Apocalypse….and they haven’t aged a day over three decades it seems.