Happy Death Day (Review)

Wholly resisting the urge to mention a certain 1993 Bill Murray comedy, Happy Death Day plays out more like the bastard love-child of the Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller ‘Live. Die. Repeat’ crossed with ‘Scream 2’, with a liberal dose of ‘D.O.A’ sprinkled on top (that’s the 1950’s thriller, not the turgid action thriller starring Holly…

Dunkirk (Reviewed)

Okay, so you all know the score with Dunkirk already. Christopher Nolan’s mega-budget World War Two film, filmed largely down the road from me in Swanage. Nolan thanked the studio recently for “giving this British film an American budget” and, my word, does it show. Beginning with a credit-free ‘cold-open’, Nolan sets his stall immediately…

Alien: Covenant (Reviewed)

The eagerly-awaited sequel to the much (and often unfairly) maligned Prometheus, Alien: Covenant is finally here to further expand and evolve the mythology of the Xenomorph’s origins. Ridley Scott seems to have been taking copious notes after the commercial and critical short-comings that made Prometheus such a disappointment for so many (personally, I really liked…