This is very much the contemporary natural heir to another one of my all-time-favourites ’Heathers’. It is essentially a satire on Social Media, Privacy, Toxic Masculinity and Mob Mentality and fits well as a parody of Trump’s America. It has a really glossy pop-video sheen to it and a cracking soundtrack matching superb performances - this is my favourite film of 2018!
The latest Mission Impossible is the best in the franchise to date - edge-of-the-seat action thriller. Featuring a great cast and everyone in the best of form. What really sets this one apart is the cinematography and the superb action set-pieces - including a very stylish fight scene in a men’s bathroom, a thrilling motorcycle chase through Paris, a breathtaking on-foot chase in London, and a superb helicopter duel end sequence.
Another fun dinosaur jaunt - a picture of two halves starting off in disaster movie mode and evolving to country-house horror stalker! Just a fun experience right the way through with the kind of effects we just take for granted nowadays - really well made though and really likeable as far as I am concerned.
I saw this a week ago and have been considering its merits as both a stand alone film, and within the Star Wars cannon. I’m also an avid reader of the various Star Wars graphic novels and loved the Han Solo story arc which placed the Kessel Run within a sort of Death Race 2000 mixed with a cover mission scenario - which was much more exciting than the film. The cast is well chose, and it’s a decent film overall, but it sort of lacks the edge of the seat thrills that a Han Solo film should have.
The sequel is the equal if not an improvement on the original - more consistent story-line, better production values, and a plethora of great new characters including Domino - who steals the show. I personally found it funnier than the first, and laughed right the way through the entire film - fans of the original will love it!
In a similar manner to GOT, Season 3 sees ’Into The Badlands’ really hit its stride - with significantly improved production values and a better realised world building experience. Everything is bigger and better now - including the always amazing fight scenes. We know and like most of the characters now and their story arcs are evolving along more interesting lines - a real joy to watch currently.
Epic is a word that is much overused these days, but could be well applied here in the ambition. scope, size, cast and overall production values of this film. I’m not sure it will win many new converts, but existing Marvel fans should love it. The grand scale of thing means that certain things feel slightly episodic but it all hangs together nicely.
A rather unsung show which is subtle, and understated and sophisticatedly grown up. I have enjoyed all 4 seasons with one of the key original narrative arcs coming to a close in this season. I’m sure there are several more books to cover, and since we’ve lost some key characters perhaps its time to do a GOT and go off-script.
A smart reboot with elements of both the 60’s version as well as the more recent feature film - yet mostly its own thing. It’s a proper family Sci-fi show for a wide range of ages - Netflix advises PG/12. For me it has a great sense of adventure and a really nice family dynamic throughout with mostly likeable characters. Production values are top notch here - it looks beautiful and well considered, although the science does not always hold up to scrutiny.
A superb creature-feature with a really clever premise and cinematic theme /mechanic which works really well for the most part. Proper edge-of-the-seat stuff throughout - which should win an Oscar for sound-design. Great performances too, but some plot holes for me personally - real quality throughout though.