British Films, Recent Movies, 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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Recent Movies, 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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Recent Movies, Reviews

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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Recent Movies, Reviews

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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Cult Classics, Reviews

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

To all the film fanatics and general movie-goers out there, if you haven’t seen Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, then you’re seriously missing out on one of the greatest pieces of filmmaking ever. The film is about five strangers who assemble to pull off a diamond heist, but things don’t go according to plan. One of the men […]

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Inception (2010)

When Inception crashed into theatres, I rushed to see it and to this day, it’s still one of the best films I’ve seen at the cinema. And it was literally the only thing I wanted to talk about for at least a week after watching it. An Ingenious Action Thriller With its quality action and a complex […]

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Ant-Man (2015)

In typical Marvel fashion, Ant-Man is another entertaining, action-packed, and an extremely likeable superhero flick. The film follows skilled thief, Scott Lang as he is recruited by the former S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), to take on the persona of Ant-Man. The suit allows its wearer to harness its shrinking powers, superhuman abilities, and to control and […]

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The Revenant (2016)

The legend of American fur trapper and frontiersman, Hugh Glass, manifests onto our screens in Alejandro G. Inarritu’s, The Revenant. After having been attacked by a Native American tribe, the pursuit for survival is disrupted when Glass is mauled by a bear and left for dead. Leonardo DiCaprio portrays the lead role, which finally won […]

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Source Code (2011)

A large portion of audiences don’t want to have to think too hard when they watch a film, preferring entertainment over thought-provoking subjects. There’s nothing wrong with this, but I believe sometimes, you need to branch out. Enter Source Code… This is both an enthralling and intellectually stimulating movie! Directed by Duncan Jones, Source Code is about alternate […]

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