Reviewed: Get Out

Horror and comedy are often difficult bedfellows, but when writers and directors get it right, such as they did with Scream, Slither and Adam Wingard’s The Guest, the results can be outstanding. Get Out is not an exception. Written and directed by one half of American comedy duo Key and Peele – I’ve never seen…

Retrospective Review – Power Rangers

Retrospective’s Rating:- Enjoyability – 9/10 Characters – 6/10 Story – 6/10 Music – 5/10 Shooting – 7/10 Overall Rating = 33/50 or 3.3/5 Let’s get straight into it, the new and rebooted Power Rangers film isn’t going to win awards for an engrossing, angst filled, teen drama with long drawn out beautiful shot composition, nor…

Reviewed: Free Fire

The latest film from British director Ben Wheatley is always a hotly anticipated affair. Seamlessly able to switch from genre to genre in the blink of an eye – whether it be pitch-black gangster comedy Down Terrace, occult horror Kill List, twisted comedy Sightseers or the Dystopian sci-fi class satire of High Rise – Wheatley…

Reviewed: Split

So I finally got round to watching ‘Split’ last night and, having never been entirely convinced by James McAvoy in the past, I am delighted to say he is simply astonishing in this film as the titular multiple personality disorder sufferer, with no less than 25 different personalities all jostling for his cranial limelight. To…

Reviewed: Kong Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island is the second move in the long-feted attempt for Toho Studios and Warner Bros. to collaborate to bring two of cinema’s  (literally) biggest titans together for one almighty smack-down (due in 2020), after last year’s supremely cinematic and thrilling ‘Godzilla’ and this latest effort sees this thrilling and curiously old-fashioned action-adventure brought…

Reviewed: Logan

Beginning with a dishevelled, grizzled and frankly knackered-looking Hugh Jackman being rudely woken from a drunken stupor in the back of a Limo by a bunch of Mexican car-jackers, the titular hero’s swan-song is a very different Beast (pun intended) to any other Marvel film you’ve ever watched. You’ll realise this within the first three…

Interview: Larry Nemecek

There are some stories that deserve to be told and The Con of Wrath is a film about one of them. Based on an ill fated Star Trek convention held in Houston in 1982, Larry Nemecek is the man bringing that story to the present day. Having written for Star Trek Voyager and having been…

Manchester By The Sea – A Retrospective

Retrospective’s Rating:- Enjoyability – 7/10 Characters – 10/10 Story – 8/10 Music – 9/10 Shooting – 8/10 Overall CAT score = 42/50 or 4.2/5 Manchester By The Sea is a real cinephile’s film. It is extremely rough, hard going, and exhausting to get through, but what director/writer Kenneth Lonergan creates is a masterpiece of human…

The Retrospective: Rogue One A Star Wars Story Review

Rogue One is an exceptionally well told story and Gareth Edwards has done a brilliant job bringing another chapter of Star Wars to life. For me a story is when characters go from A to C with the characters themselves developing in part B. The journey is a fun one, filled with dangers, wry humour,…

Every Comic Book Movie of 2016 Ranked By Ricky Collins

6. Batman vs Superman First up perhaps the least contentious of all the titles in that pretty much every average cinema goer and every critic has the same response: utter rubbish . I watched this film perhaps on not the best of days, I had an scolding headache, and spent the whole what seemed like 6…