Film Reviews

The Mummy (2017)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Director: Alex Kurtzman I want to like anything that Tom Cruise does, because I really like him. He's been a huge force in cinema my whole life, and some of his films are amongst my favourites. In more recent years, his feels like he does more… Continue reading The Mummy (2017)

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The Great Wall (2016)

Starring: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe Director: Yimou Zhang If you've ever wondered why the Chinese built their Great Wall, and then Googled it, thought the real history was boring, and wanted more dragons, then this film is for you. Which is crazy, because the real history of the Great Wall is a fascinating… Continue reading The Great Wall (2016)

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Last Action Hero (1993)

Starring: Austin O'Brien, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charles Dance, Anthony Quinn Director: John McTiernan I remember getting this film out on VHS when I was a kid from Video Ezy, and then watching it a bunch of times because I loved it. I didn't realise at the time that it had been pitched against Jurassic Park, and… Continue reading Last Action Hero (1993)

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Starring: Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts I remember being a little kid and my Dad putting on the original King Kong from the 30's to watch with me and my brother. There are certain scenes of that film that remain embedded in my mind, but the… Continue reading Kong: Skull Island (2017)

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A Monster Calls (2016)

Starring: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson Director: J A Bayona A story about grief and grieving for kids sounds like a hard sell, but this adaptation of a popular book by Patrick Ness focuses on deeper life truths to avoid the trite and mawkish. Conor (MacDougall) is a kid who has grown… Continue reading A Monster Calls (2016)

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016)

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Katharine Waterston, Alison Sudol Director: David Yates Harry Potter for an older generation, perhaps? This film opens in 20's New York, where Newt Scamander (Redmayne) has arrived with a suitcase full of trouble. As he bumbles through the city, he manages to embroil a muggle, a magical secret agent and… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016)

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Preview: A Cure For Wellness (2017)

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth Director: Gore Verbinski It's Shutter Island meets Crimson Peak in this psycho-thriller fantasy about a young ambitious banker Lockhart (DeHaan) who is sent to convince his company's CEO to leave the sanctuary of a spa in the Swiss Alps and return to work in NY. But when he… Continue reading Preview: A Cure For Wellness (2017)

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Suicide Squad (2016)

Starring: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Director: David Ayer Another misguided and confused film from the writer/director of Fury. If you liked that film, this one will please you. Otherwise, the flaws in this film may leave you feeling cold. Holding the major comic book villains in prison, the government develops a plot to… Continue reading Suicide Squad (2016)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Movies: Eraserhead (1977)

Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates Director: David Lynch Black and white masterpiece from the man that would later bring us odd gems like Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive, this is David Lynch. Although there can be much debate about what this film is about thematically, narratively, the film follows Henry (Nance)… Continue reading 105 Must See Movies: Eraserhead (1977)

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Nine Lives (2016)

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken Director: Barry Sonenfeld This film is definitely for all of you out there who watch cat videos on YouTube! It's a really odd little film, but rewarding, if you're willing to just go with it. A wealthy businessman (Spacey) has been so caught up his work that his… Continue reading Nine Lives (2016)