The Holocaust is an event that has been covered in many different ways in various movies. It is an event that lends itself to different approaches; consisting of various individuals, pieces and moments that make up the complete picture. That means that we can get a dark, starkly realistic portrayal, like Schindler’s List or a more mystical, fantastical view like that in Life is Beautiful. It can be at the front of the centre of the movie – being the main strand that ties all elements together or be in the background, playing out behind the scenes as another story unravels. … Continue reading The Book Thief (2013) Review
The Avengers was event cinema. It was a moment where Marvel caught lightning in a bottle, managing to execute a plan that was years in the making and combined big stars, a large story, a shared universe and culminated in one of the best movies – let alone greatest superhero movie – of all time. It was going to be an almost impossible task to try to recreate that again with the same success but recreate it they did – only that is the actual problem with The Avengers sequel. Any sequel needs to take what worked before and expand upon … Continue reading The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Review
Looks like the excellent Dredd is not getting the sequel it deserves. We get Hot Tub Time Machine 2 but not a sequel to a movie that not only delivered an accurate portrayal of the futuristic lawkeeper but also demonstrated … Continue reading Why Judge Dredd should be a TV Show
I am a fan of most of the big trilogies. Back to the Future, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and even The Matrix, have all managed to hook me in but Lord of the Rings never really managed to fire my imagination … Continue reading The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Review
While Superheroes and Science Fiction may take the attention of most people in 2015, spy movies are slowly creeping under the radar, with not one or two but at least five movies concerning secret agents, gadgets, girls and exotic locations making their way to the big … Continue reading 2015 – The Year of the Spy movie!
If there was a way to view Divergent in a concise thirty minutes before seeing Insurgent, the experience of watching this franchise so far would be so much better. Insurgent is a step-up from the average Divergent into a series that … Continue reading Insurgent (2015) Review
The main problem with any successful franchise is that when the end of that series is approaching, studios try desperately to recreate their previous success. It means we get a lot of films that share the same DNA but often in inferior ways … Continue reading Divergent (2014) Review