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As Half Man Half Biscuit so memorably said, “Alan Moore knows the score”. He also writes like a demon, or maybe just a Northamptonshire wizard.  In the past, the man who wrote V For Vendetta and Watchmen has been famously dismi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wendy

“On every birthday of our childhoods, my sister Eliza and I wished as we blew out the candles that we would never grow up” says filmmaker Benh Zeitlin. “We were terrified of our older selves and desperate to determine what kind...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Greenlit off the back of two Nike adverts in the early 1990s that saw Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan sharing the screen, 1996’s Space Jam – yes, the bizarre Looney Tunes basketball movie – went on to gross over $250 million and ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Irregulars

It’s been 134 years since of the publication of the very first Sherlock Holmes story. That tale – A Study In Scarlett – appeared in The Strand magazine and was followed by three more novellas and 56 short stories. A...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Rise Of Skywalker: IMAX

By now many of us will have seen it. Many of us will know that after, 42 years and nine films, J.J. Abrams has pulled off the impossible with a breath-taking roller-coaster finale to the final Star Wars trilogy.  Even die-hard ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mortal Engines

A thousand years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), sets out to stop London — now a giant, predator city on wheels — from devouring everything in its pa...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Avengers: Infinity War

It is probably a sign of the times that to get to this point in the Marvel cinematic universe we have had to go through no less than 19 films. The way we consume storytelling has shifted, mainly thanks to binge watching Netflix...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

If The Force Awakens was a reboot of A New Hope in the Star Wars cannon then The Last Jedi is, both in theory and in practice, this new series’ Empire Strikes Back. Rest assured Star Wars fans, Empire remains the best Star Wars...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Justice League

What ever you do, don’t let the tall-tale-telling, naysayers put you off of seeing an overall enjoyable watch. If you’ve been keeping a keen eye on what the critics have to say you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking Zack Snyder’s ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Monster Calls

Director J.A. Bayona (best known for 2007’s The Orphanage) teams up with his long-time cinematographer and collaborator, Oscar Faura, to conjure a stunning and, if somewhat sentimental, moving Gothic fairy-tale in his lat...
 
 
 
 
 
 

La La Land

A Technicolour melange of fantastical dreamlike musicality, Damien Chazelle‘s La La Land is a gorgeous, potent and moving love song to a bygone age of golden Hollywood movie-making magic and to the potential and power of ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Magizoologist and Writer Newt Scamander’s escapades in New York are what urge him to pen the book ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’, the catalyst of inspiration for a young Harry Potter. Far from the world of Hogwarts, ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Doctor Strange

The Marvel machine rumbles on. And on. And on. It’s become such a mainstay in multiplexes these days, such a box office behemoth that they’ve even changed their flipping comic book studio intro. They’ve produced so much that Do...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tale of Tales

If adult fairytales rock your inner-child boat then director Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales is the one for you. Inspired by the fairytales of Italian folklorist Giambattista Basile, here we have three stories that revolves arou...
 
 
 
 
 
 

X-Men: Apocalypse

Comic book adaptations have been some of the most successful films in recent years and, with $3.8 billion in box office sales, the X-Men is one of the most lucrative. Even the critically-panned Wolverine made over $400 million....
 
 
 
 
 
 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Bruce Wayne takes on Clark Kent, The Dark Knight brawls it out with the Man of Steel, Batman vs Superman….however you phrase it, it’s an epic battle fans have been aching to see and it’s a long time coming. Director Zack Snyder...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

[FEAR NOT dear reader, there will be NO spoilers in the following review. In fact the plot of the film will not be touched on anymore than what you already know from trailers] There’s a reason that everywhere you look at the mo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Lobster

The Lobster‘s opening scene is that of a woman driving in a car through remote countryside. She stops the car, in the pouring rain, gets out and shoots a donkey dead with a pistol. Thus the stage is set perfectly for this...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Crimson Peak

With its powerful opening scene, Crimson Peak draws you in and, though loosens its grip at times, manages to keep hold of the audience’s attention until the end.  Director Guillermo del Toro has pulled together a stunning cast,...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pixels

Pixels feels like a missed opportunity. And a big one at that. Classic ’80s video games (somehow) manifest themselves in our three dimensional world and come down from outer space to challenge the people of Earth/America ...