Creed Review

2015 will most likely go down as the year of the successful reboot. Jurassic World is (at time of writing) the biggest film of the year, Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the years biggest and best action films, Sta...

Mistress America Review

Indie film ingénue Greta Gerwig once again teams up with indie film director (and current husband) Noah Baumbach in Mistress America. Gerwig stars as Brooke, the soon-to-be sister-in-law of Lola Kirke’s Tracy. ...

By the Sea Review

I’m not usually one to bring up a films opening line as a guide to that particular films quality, however, the opening line to Angelina Jolie-Pitt’s By the Sea is a corker. And I don’t use the word corker all t...

Burnt Review

There is a discussion in John Wells film Burnt where Bradley Cooper’s Adam Jones and Sienna Miller’s Helene meet in a Burger King to discuss working together. Jones offers Helene a bite of his burger, at which ...

Bridge of Spies Review

When reviewing a new Steven Spielberg film, you come to it with decades of classics and masterpieces in your mind. Unlike other filmmakers, Spielberg films come with a certain level of expectation that other fi...

A Nightmare on Elm Street Review

I was aware of the terror that is Freddy Kruger long before I ever saw a A Nightmare on Elm Street film. In 1991 or 1992 - I can't recall the exact year - my family went to the Brisbane Royal Show. Walking...

The Visit Review

For a while now M. Night Shyamalan has been considered a relative joke of a director. After Earth and Avatar: The Last Airbender were expensive failures. The Happening is one of the best worst films out there. Yet, something happened with Shyamalan adding 'producer' to his foray with the watchable Devil - a film that feels like it could have been a Shyamalan film all along. The hokiness of The Happening is wholeheartedly embraced with his latest outing, The Visit.

Everest Review

There is an old Gary Larson Far Side cartoon which has two people standing beside a massive ditch. They have climbing gear on and ready to tackle the ditch. The line at the bottom was ‘because it’s not there’. I was quite young when I read this and didn’t entirely get it at the time. What wasn’t there that made these climbers want to go down a huge ditch?

Frontline Review

My favourite documentary of all time is Jehane Noujaim's 2004 Control Room. A film about the media’s involvement in the Iraq War in the early 2000's, with special focus on Al Jazeera. It's a heartbreaking docum...

Sicario Review

Sicario is the latest thriller from Prisoners and Enemy director, Denis Villeneuve. I mistakenly made the comment on Twitter that he was an ‘up and coming director’ and thankfully someone corrected me with the ...