Reviews

Wheelman (2017)

Now, this is what I’m talking about! Wheelman is a no-nonsense, beat-the-clock thriller that traps you in a car with Frank Grillo for 82 minutes. It’s the kind movie that’s better with the volume cranked up. You might want to bring some friends over because it’s high tempo and makes you want to cheer on […]

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Classic Movies, Reviews

Born to Be Wild: EASY RIDER (1969)

Reigning as one of the most iconic films in cinema history, I had to watch Easy Rider. A film shot on real locations with a young Jack Nicholson and made on a budget of $55,000, I had no idea what I was in for. But with a tagline of “A man went looking for America … and […]

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Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)

A fate worse than death: becoming a zombie – as seen in hundreds of movies about zombie invasions. Some are great and some are rubbish, but we can’t get enough of them, can we? Wyrmwood is another entry in the flesh-eating canon. I wasn’t expecting much from this micro-budget “B” movie, but it was one of the […]

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Classic Movies, Reviews

Inglorious Basterds (2009)

Let’s face facts, when it comes to films, Quentin Tarantino does things his own way and he doesn’t care who he offends or annoys. (Just thought I’d put it out there.) Now, I’m not a die-hard QT fan. I like most of his films, but I don’t jump on the Tarantino train every day of […]

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Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK (2017)

Given that Dunkirk has left critics in a frenzy with praise, I was surprised that I didn’t feel the same way when I saw it at the cinema.  Looks like I’m in the minority, but I did not love this film. Don’t get me wrong, I loved aspects of it, like the practical effects, the camera work […]

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Okja (2017): This Netflix Movie is a Huge Entertainer

Just your everyday film about a young girl (Ahn Seo-Hyun) who risks her life to save a giant pig named Okja, from the Miranda Corporation. Lead by CEO Lucy (Tilda Swinton), the company plan to slaughter it to feed a hungry population. Okja, a genetically-modified mammal, is one of 26 ‘super pigs’ spread around the world […]

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Reviews

Free Fire (2017)

Guns, gangs and free-for-all action in a Reservoir Dogs style setting: this is a bloodthirsty action-comedy. Just the way I like it. Set in 1970s Boston, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire is about a gun deal gone horribly wrong. Irish mobsters, Chris (Cillian Murphy) and Frank (Michael Smiley) lead their pack of goons to an abandoned warehouse, to […]

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Reviews

Logan (2017)

Logan is brutal, merciless and hellishly entertaining. This is the R-rated Wolverine movie that I have been waiting for! Hardcore fans of the Wolverine character will know that he’s ultra-violent and ruthless, with a killer instinct, which to my mind is something we haven’t seen fully realised in the child-friendly X-men films. Logan digs deeper into the character, […]

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Hacksaw Ridge (2017)

The word relentless springs to mind when I think of Hacksaw Ridge. It’s a film that commits completely to capturing the intensity and brutality of war. It does not hold back. Bloods, guts, limbs are on full display and young Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) is at the heart of the action. Volunteering to fight in WW2, […]

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Reviews

Cop Car (2015)

If you think back to your childhood, there was probably a time where you found something in the woods that you thought was really cool, like an unusual object, or an old swing rope across a river. But in Watt’s film, rebellious boys Travis (Freedosn-Jackson) and Harrison (Wellford) find a cop car. Better yet, the […]

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Pleasantly funny, unassuming and strangely compelling, are some of the ways I would describe Hunt for the Wilderpeople.  Waititi delivers a light comedy-drama, that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Dennison portrays Ricky Baker, a rebellious young boy who gets sent to live with a couple on a remote farm in the New Zealand countryside. Chaos ensues […]

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Short Film: Better Men (2016)

I’ve been getting quite a lot of messages on Twitter from young filmmakers, asking me to include their short films on my blog, but I always struggle to find the time to follow up on it. But not this time. If you’re interested in short films, here’s a good one to watch below. Better Men, […]

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