2015 has been the year of the spy film. We’ve had January’s excellent Kingsman: The Secret Service, June’s surprise comedy hit Spy, July’s brilliant Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and August’s underrated 60’s thriller The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Now, the ultimate secret agent James Bond returns to rightfully take his place upon the espionage-movie throne. … More Spectre Review
Can somebody change the world and still be a good person? That’s the question posed by Steve Jobs, the most recent film about the late great founder of billion dollar company Apple. While he was responsible for repeatedly revolutionising technology, Jobs didn’t have a reputation for being a particularly nice guy. His gigantic genius and polarizing personality are both on full display in this riveting, unconventional drama starring Michael Fassbender in the titular role. … More Steve Jobs Review
Sporting biopics are usually inspirational and uplifting accounts of an athlete’s struggle to make it to the top. The Program is a different breed as it tells the story of arguably the sporting world’s biggest ever scandal – how American cycling icon Lance Armstrong cheated his way to become the most successful man in the sport. Director Stephen Frears details how Armstrong overcame cancer to win cycling’s most prestigious race, the Tour De France, 7 times by way of using performance enhancing drugs. … More The Program Review
Visionary director Guillermo Del Toro has given the world many cinematic treats including his breakthrough effort, the dark fantasy Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), supernatural superhero flicks in the Hellboy franchise and big budget robot-vs-monster mayhem in Pacific Rim (2012). The Mexican returns to his gothic roots with his new film Crimson Peak.
Set in late 19th century New York, Crimson Peak stars Mia Wasikowska (2010’s Alice in Wonderland) as Edith Cushing, an aspiring author whose fiction about ghosts is inspired by a traumatic childhood haunting. She’s the daughter of wealthy self-made industrialist Carter Cushing (Jim Beaver). … More Crimson Peak Review
The UK has many dark corners in its history which it would prefer to keep well under wraps but thankfully Suffragette lifts the lid on one of the nation’s most ugliest and immoral periods.
Before 1918, the male dominated society meant that women weren’t entitled to vote until a radical group of frustrated ladies – labelled suffragettes – used both peaceful and violent protests to enforce change. Suffragette tells the story of how a group of the movement’s foot soldiers kick started the revolution for equality. … More Suffragette Review
Everybody knows the tale of Peter Pan – the legend of the boy who never grows up has stood the test of time ever since it was first told in J.M Barrie’s 1911 novel Peter and Wendy. After a number of adaptations, both live action and animated, the well-known story is reimagined once again – this time as a prequel in the form of Pan. … More Pan Review
On August 7 1974, Frenchman Phillipe Petit performed a ludicrously death-defying stunt which grabbed the attention of the world: he walked a tight-rope between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
After the 2008 Oscar award winning documentary Man On Wire detailed the outrageous event from Phillipe’s point of view, visionary director Robert Zemeckis – who helmed the Back to the Future trilogy, Forrest Gump and Flight – puts a dramatic spin on the real life tale. … More The Walk Review
The Intern sees two of Hollywood’s biggest past and present talents work side by side in this light-hearted comedy drama. Legendary actor Robert De Niro plays Ben Whittaker, a 70 year old widower who decides life’s too short for retirement and takes up the ‘Senior intern programme’ at fast-growing online fashion store ‘About the Fit’. … More The Intern Review
Legendary director Ridley Scott has brought the world classic films such as Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down and American Gangster. His most recent batch of flicks, however, have been anything but classic as the quality of Robin Hood, Prometheus, The Counselor and Exodus: Gods and Kings has ranged from disappointing to bad to downright awful (I’m especially talking about you The Counselor!). … More The Martian Review
Sicario stars Emily Blunt (Edge of Tommorrow) as FBI kidnap response agent Kate Macer. The film begins with Kate seemingly on a routine raid on a Mexican drug cartel safe house in the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. The bust takes a horrific turn for the worst as there’s a gruesome discovery and an unexpected disaster which leaves Kate and her FBI team rattled. … More Sicario Review