Thursday, February 14, 2019

Book club jumps on the 50 shades bandwagon

The results are in from the blockbuster beancounters – Solo: A Star Wars Story is now officially the first flop in the previous unassailable...

Not the Solo hit that was hoped for

This actually touched down at cinemas last week, but when you’ve a film as big as Solo: A Star Wars Story (Cert 12A, 135...

School daze, amuses

At this stage, it’s pretty fair to say that the summer blockbusters have arrived, and they don’t get much more blockbustier than the new...

Cannes you feel the film festival’s reel heart?

The Cannes Film Festival has once again attracted the cream of the crop of the cinema world to the sun-kissed southern French town –...

Not quite the write stuff: Review

Between a rock and a hard place. That’s my plight as a film reviewer this week, as everyone is crazy about Avengers: Infinity War,...

Monkeying about proves plenty of fun

A merciless beast goes on the loose in the city, leaving a trail of violence and devastation behind him as the authorities try to...
A Quiet Place

Ssh! A Quiet Place demands your attention

Less is more. We’ve all heard that mantra applied to one thing after another, though cinema tends to go very much the other way,...

Spielberg plays along with tech in terrific style

Videogame related content largely continues to be a tricky issue for directors, with plenty setting their sights on films based around games, but rarely...

A beast of a sequel, but ultimately it disappoints

Hamlet, it ain’t. That’s the core existential essence – and problem – at the heart of Pacific Rim Uprising (Cert 12A, 111 mins; hereafter...

A whole Lara adventure

Lara Croft – better known as the eponymous Tomb Raider (nobody tell Indiana Jones) – isn’t perhaps the most obvious of properties to reboot. For...

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