Rating – ★★★★★ When it came to writing my ‘Top 5 of the decade’ list, I had at least 15 films down as potentials. One of those movies that just missed the cut, was Derek Cianfrance’s 2012 drama, The Place Beyond the Pines. Starring Ryan Gosling as Luke Glanton, during what I’d argue was his […]Read More The Place Beyond the Pines: Does it Still Hold Up?
In 2013, director Bong Joon Ho (Parasite) adapted a unique and interesting concept from a French graphic novel known as ‘Le Transperceneige’, known in English as the The Snow-Piercer. The base of this story is set in an icy, post-apocalyptic wasteland, where survival in the below freezing temperatures is undeniable. It was a situation which […]Read More Snowpiercer (Series): First Look Review
Rating – ★★½ Much like the relationship of Jibran (Kumail Nanjiani) and Leilani (Issa Rae), I’ve hit a bit of a rough patch. Difference is mine lies with the rom-com genre in general. Whilst there are some directors that tackle the oversaturated market with the aim to mix things up a little, there’s still a […]Read More The Lovebirds: Review
Rating – ★★ Asia’s answer to the Expendables. Martial arts legends Tony Jaa (Ong Bak), Tiger Hu Chen (Man of Thai Chi) and Iko Uwais (The Raid) team up for some adrenaline fuelled, testosterone filled action. Directed by Jesse V. Johnson (Avengement) who has certainly found his genre and is sticking with it, by giving […]Read More Triple Threat: Review
Rating – ★½ If the title was anything to go by, you’d quickly realise that Michael Dowse and Ed Helms’ latest comedy is a mockery of itself. I was expecting nothing more than a bit of dumb fun from this Netflix original, but the former certainly shines through a lot more. Helms stars as an […]Read More Coffee and Kareem: Review
Rating – ★★★★ As VE day was celebrated all around the UK yesterday, I felt it right to end my evening by watching a war epic. Upon scrolling endlessly through the multiple streaming sites, I was reminded by this little known British war drama, Kajaki. Directed by Paul Katis back in 2014, Kajaki tells the […]Read More The War Movie Nobody is Talking About
Rating – ★★★★ Netflix’ latest action flick hit the streaming site on Friday. It stars Chris Hemsworth as a hardened, black market mercenary, sent to Dhaka (Bangladesh) on an extraction mission. His job is to rescue a kid, stuck in the middle of a war that he has no involvement with, in a city ravaged by […]Read More Extraction: Review