Saturday, 6 June 2020

Mission Impossible II at 20 – Misguided or Just Misunderstood?


Twenty years ago this month, Tom Cruise and John Woo were dominating the box office with their kinetic and wild take on Mission Impossible. Somewhat maligned as the ugly duckling following a string of superior sequels, I thought it was about time that we set the record straight, and appreciated Mission Impossible II for what it really is – wildly misunderstood.

Monday, 4 May 2020

Never Tell Me the Odds: The Empire Strikes Back at 40


The Empire Strikes Back first hit cinemas forty years ago this month, so I wanted to take a look back at the film that redefined what was possible in a sequel, and proved that Star Wars wasn't a mere fluke.

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Film Review: The Way Back


Art isn’t just imitating life in Gavin O’Connor’s The Way Back, where lead actor Ben Affleck’s personal issues are unmistakably intertwined with those of his character in this compelling but formulaic sports drama.

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Film Review: The Hunt


Craig Zobel's The Hunt has been branded the 'most talked about movie of the year'; but was deafening discourse worth the oxygen? 

Friday, 27 March 2020

Classic Film: Rear Window


In a scary world fixated on the importance of social distancing and self-isolation, Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window felt like a fitting oldie to pop in while stuck at home. Here's my review of a classic.

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Monday, 9 March 2020

Film Review: Queen and Slim


After arranging to meet through Tinder, a young African-American couple’s mediocre first date takes a turn for the worse when they are pulled over by a trigger-happy police officer.

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