Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Film Review: Kubo and the Two Strings


Kubo and the Two Strings is the fourth feature film from Laika Studios; drawing heavily from Japanese mythology, this magical stop-motion animation is Laika's strongest and most accomplished film to date.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Film Review: War Dogs


War Dogs is based on the incredible true story of two 20-somethings who won a $300 million contract to supply weapons to the US military. It stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, with Todd Philips behind the camera.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

2016 Blockbusters: Winners and Losers


Talking bears, big-eared giants and foul-mouthed mercs; 2016 has had plenty for film fans from all walks of life to enjoy. 

It certainly hasn't been without its fair share of talking points, success stories and controversies either - and with the curtain closing on another season of big-budget blockbusters, I thought now would be a good time to sit back and assess the varying winners and losers from what has been an intriguing year thus far.

Which films, stars and studios have seen their stocks rise? Who has had a nightmare summer season? Give my conclusions a quick read and let me know what you think in the comments section down below!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Rank the Films: Bourne Series


As any regular reader of this blog will know, I think lists are pretty darn nifty. I have a profound appreciation for straight-up lists. This is the thinking behind Rank the Films, a regular feature that charts the highs and lows through a series of films, ranking them in order from worst to best.

To celebrate the fifth Bourne film, Jason Bourne, hitting cinemas a few weeks back, I thought I'd reflect on the series as a whole. From 2002's revolutionary first chapter, The Bourne Identity, to the latest collaboration from director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon, I've gone ahead and ranked the five films (to date) from worst to best - question is, where does your favourite sit on my list?

Give it a read and let me know in the comments section down below!

Monday, 8 August 2016

Film Review: Love & Friendship


Love & Friendship sees Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny reteam with director Whit Stillman for a delightfully humorous adaptation of a Jane Austen novella.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Film Review: Suicide Squad


Director: David Ayer
Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnamann
Runtime: 123 minutes

Suicide Squad is the third instalment in DC's fledging cinematic universe; following on from the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it sees a top secret government organisation called ARGUS form a deadly group of villains and criminals that can work under the radar to combat otherworldly threats and tackle enemies that superheroes won't.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Classic Film: North by Northwest


Pairing the dashing Cary Grant with Alfred Hitchcock for the fourth and final time, North by Northwest remains one of the most exciting and captivating espionage thrillers of all time. 

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