Rocketman

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, Rocketman is one heck of a music biopic about Elton John. Taron Egerton stars as the title character, and compared to Bohemian Rhapsody, it’s pretty interesting.   For one thing, it conventionally opens as he’s in rehab, but jumps around in time and really interweaves fantasy moments, so the film definitely…

High Life

I’ve been made aware of the great Claire Denis (French no less!) as a filmmaker, but never got round to watching her stuff. Well, I can say after watching High Life that I’m eager to watch the rest of it! Starring Robert Pattinson (he’s really come a long way hasn’t he since Twilight?) as the…

Shazam

DC’s had it a bit rough and tumble for films over the past few years, but especially from Aquaman on, things seem to look up. Does Shazam continue that? Overall, I’d say the answer’s yes! It’s big-hearted, and consistently funny and action-packed, and the villain, Sivana, played by Mark Strong, has just about decent enough…

Us

Back again 😛. So I saw Us today, the new film by Jordan Peele, writer and director of the amazing Get Out, and I highly recommend the film. But why? Well, firstly the story’s quite interesting, centred around a family who go on holiday and are later stalked by doppelgängers. Now the family’s African-American, so…

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel isn’t necessarily what you’d expect, let me just say that. For better or worse despite being a bit formulaic at times, it does try to take some twists and turns. With Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, she’s someone from Earth who’s converted into an alien Kree, with special powers, as they fight against…

Free Solo

Haven’t reviewed a documentary on here before, so here we go.. Free Solo, which just won the Oscar for Best Documentary, is really interesting and tense. It’s about a rock climber Alex Honnold, who climbs this really fudging high El Capitan rock formation, in Yosemite National Park. What’s pretty cool about the film  is that…

Green Book

The guy who directed and co-wrote this, Peter Farrelly, co-directed the likes of Dumb and Dumber with his brother, Bobby. So you might or might not be a bit skeptical about this film, but I wouldn’t be, because it’s worth it! Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali play Tony Vallelonga and Don Shirley respectively, where an…

Destroyer

…. Just trust me, give this film a go! I won’t say anything more other than that you don’t usually see a film like this, and even if it feels somewhat “clever clogs” at one point (you’ll know what I mean), it’s stuff like Destroyer that reminds us of how cool cinema can be!

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The second one kind of ended in a way that suggested all’s well overall, and being one of DreamWorks Animation’s only 😉 acclaimed film series’, you might wonder whether they can keep it all up? Well 3 definitely goes some way to trying. The main character Hiccup, leading an island (Berk) co-inhabited by dragons, finds out there…

Beautiful Boy

Let me say straight up first, Beautiful Boy isn’t a film to enjoy really. Based on two memoirs, it follows Nic Sheff (an amazing and never better Timothee Chalamet) spiralling into addiction, and really centres around his Dad’s (David, being played by a typically modest, and astounding, Steve Carell!) attempts to help. Some reviews have…