Reviews

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Cold Pursuit Review

The basic narrative thrust of Cold Pursuit is as Liam Neeson as they come – the son of a snowplow driver is killed by a drug dealer, so the snowplow driver heads off on a path of revenge to take out the dealer...
5

Burning Review

A barn burns in the middle of the night while a motherless calf simply exists in a nearby shed. A long lost friend magically reappears and asks Lee Jong-su to care after her cat while she visits Africa. Donald...
4.5

The Hate U Give Review

I first came to The Hate U Give via the simply superb audiobook as read by Bahni Turpin. Her embodiment of the narrator, sixteen year old Starr Carter, was perfect, allowing the book to feel like it was a narr...
3

Polar Review

Mads Mikkelsen stars as Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, in the latest offering from Jonas Åkerlund – Polar. Based on the Dark Horse graphic novel "Polar: Came From the Cold", this is Åkerlund’s fifth featu...
2

Storm Boy Review

This review will contain spoilers. In the year 2019, Colin Thiele’s classic novella, Storm Boy, will be celebrating its 55th anniversary. To honour this momentous occasion, there has been a video game relea...
3.5

The Kid Who Would Be King Review

You may have thought we were done with Arthurian legends given the dud-showing at the box office of Guy Ritchie’s cockney, bar brawling King Arthur film crash landed in 2017, but Joe Cornish is here to show th...
3.5

Glass Review

Glass, the latest release from M. Night Shyamalan follows on from Unbreakable and Split, with evil mastermind Elijah Price (Samual L. Jackson) pitting David Dunn (Bruce Willis) against Kevin Crumb (James McAvo...
3.5

Green Book Review

Sitting down to watch Green Book in this current atmosphere of ‘cancel culture’ and supreme ‘woke-ness’ is to sit down with a film that you’ve possibly already made your mind up about. Well, that is, if you si...
3

Heaven’s Burning Review

Heaven’s Burning is, like many 1990’s Quentin Tarantino wannabes, a derivative piece of crime fiction that struggles to punch through the façade of originality. Which is not to say that Craig Lahiff’s film doe...
5

Revenge Review

Rape Revenge movies. Do we need them? From I Spit On Your Grave  1 through 4 to Big Driver to Bound to Vengeance, they seem to be here to stay – and they all have one thing in common. Even straight up rev...