Black Widow

Been 2 years since Spider-Man: Far From Home, and thus 2 years since we last got an MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movie. So especially with the Disney+ series’ (including WandaVision etc.) that have come, it was always gonna be a tall order to see how Black Widow might be now audiences can arguably more comfortably…

Fast & Furious 9

As me and my friends were coming out I said, in a tongue-in-cheek way, “And the award for most realistic film goes too…”. The funniest part being how across the Fast & Furious series cartoon realism’s built to a point where Roman (Tyrese Gibson) smartly questions whether they’ve got invincibility, having even survived a submarine…

Spiral: From The Book Of Saw

I wouldn’t usually go and watch a new Saw film, at least since they gained more and more of a ridiculous reputation. I can even recall them coming out when I was in secondary school and being jealous over not being able to watch them because of being too young. Since then the films have…

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Back in July I came across Sasha Baron Cohen pranking a far-right rally while disguised as a singer. Knowing him I assumed this was all part of a project, although I wasn’t sure what. Now I definitely get an answer. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm takes place exactly today and follows Borat as he goes to America…

Ammonite – A BFI Film Festival Screening

I watched this in Southampton with a good female friend and I suppose this being natural as we were spaced three seats apart, Ammonite’s sheer intimacy ultimately wasn’t too awkward then. The story’s about a British palaeontologist, Mary Anning (played by Kate Winslet, in what frankly’s probably her best performance since Titanic!), resigned to her…

Tenet

“Don’t try to understand it, feel it”. Clemency Poesy plays a physicist that says this to John David Washington’s character (only known as The Protagonist) early on, in Christopher Nolan’s latest. It’s probably the most appropriate message to apply when seeing it as though it’s definitely engaging from beginning to end, it keeps stimulating your…

Coronation

Both Netflix and Amazon – alleged by the director (Ai Weiwei) – turned down distributing Coronation (2020) out of fear of upsetting Chinese business. Netflix have denied this, Amazon no comment. In any case it might just be what it is. Having now watched the documentary myself I think I can understand their point-of-view, if…

Harley Quinn: Birds Of Prey

This follows up from the somewhat fun if very uneven Suicide Squad (2016), where Margot Robbie in that film played a character at the least that really stole the show – Harley Quinn. Now with Birds Of Prey she kind of gets her own spin-off, on paper seeming like a cool idea to try and…

Sorry We Missed You

Well, this was a politically emotional and sensational film to say the least. I mean, to be fair it’s Ken Loach so that shouldn’t be too surprising, but there you go. Anyway, on to the review.. It’s basically about a father Ricky (Kris Hitchen, excellent) and his family who struggle post-2008 financial crash, being forced…

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

This is definitely an interesting film. A perfect film? No. But as a bit of fun for 2 hours and a bit, you can’t go too far off.. Basically, if you’ve been following the past two John Wicks, Keanu Reeves plays an assassin who’s dead wife gifted him a dog who was murdered and he’s been…