Blade Runner 2049

October 6th, 2017 by

Director: Denis Villeneuve Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista Certificate: 15A Running Time: 163 minutes Release Date: Oct 6 *This review contains mild spoilers.* One of the many reasons why Blade Runner endures some 35 years on is because it allowed – nay, challenged – its audience to wonder beyond […]


Home Again

September 29th, 2017 by

Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Lake Bell, Nat Wolff Certificate: 12A Running Time: 97 minutes Release Date: 29th September In an iconic episode of Mad Men, Don Draper talks about the transportive power of images, and of a projector he’s shilling as ‘a time machine. It goes backwards, forwards. It […]


Borg/McEnroe

September 22nd, 2017 by

  Director: Janus Metz Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason Certificate: 15A Running Time: 107 minutes Release Date: 22nd September Borg/McEnroe is a beautiful film. It is not the intense tennis sequences (though they are impressive) that linger after viewing, but the cinematography, the use of sound, and the impressive performances from a collectively strong cast. Director […]


It

September 8th, 2017 by

Director: Andy Muschietti Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Certificate: 16 Running time: 134 minutes Release date: September 8th Strange thing, nostalgia. When and how you engage with a piece of art can be just as important as the quality of the content itself. It’s why we are ‘treated’ to endless outdoor screenings of Back To […]


Logan Lucky

August 26th, 2017 by

Director: Stephen Soderbergh Cast: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, Katherine Waterston Certificate: 12A Running Time: 118 minutes Release Date: 25th August Guess who just got back today? Them wild-eyed boys that’d been away. Movie star Channing Tatum, recently-unretired director Stephen Soderbergh, and his long-time producer/director of Magic Mike XXL, Gregory Jacobs, have […]


The Big Sick

July 28th, 2017 by

Director: Michael Showalter Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano Certificate: 15A Running time: 122 minutes Release date: July 28th It’s uncommon for true stories to lend themselves to comedy. Terminal illness, issues of race and battles with corporations or the government  are more easily transposed to Oscar-winning dramas. Recently, Dunkirk reminded us […]


47 Metres Down

July 27th, 2017 by

Director: Johannes Roberts Cast: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine. Certificate: 15A Running Time: 89 minutes Release Date: 26th July There is an opening sequence synonymous with shark films – an underwater shot looking up at a figure swimming/floating on the surface. 47 Metres Down opens in this traditional way, featuring a figure floating on […]


Dunkirk

July 21st, 2017 by

Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles Certificate: 12A Running time: 106 minutes Release date: July 21 There are some films that demand to be seen in a cinema. Dunkirk is one of them. Director Christopher Nolan weaves together three narratives surrounding the rescue of British […]


Spider-Man: Homecoming

July 7th, 2017 by

Director: Jon Watts Cast: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Michael Keaton Certificate: 12A Running Time: 133 minutes Release Date: July 7 The real hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming is whoever stood up in a boardroom meeting, slammed their fist on a huge ornate table and bellowed to the heavens, “NO MORE ORIGIN STORIES!” […]


The House

June 30th, 2017 by

Director: Andrew Jay Cohen Cast: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Alison Tolman Release Date: 30th June Running time: 88 minutes Certificate: 15A Casting beloved SNL alums Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as co-leads in a comedy seems like a sure bet. But the latest film from the creators of Bad Neighbours belies the idiom that The […]


Baby Driver

June 29th, 2017 by

Director: Edgar Wright Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Eiza González Certificate: 15A Running Time: 112 minutes Release Date: June 28 Passion projects are a funny thing. It is often fascinating to witness the trajectory of such cases, from the kernel of an idea to potential development hell to glorious […]


Transformers: The Last Knight

June 23rd, 2017 by

Director: Michael Bay Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner Certificate: 12A Running Time: 150 minutes Release Date: June 23   There is a reason why the majority of the promotional trailers for Transformers: The Last Knight did not focus on the plot of the film – there is a complete […]


The Mummy (2017)

June 9th, 2017 by

Director: Alex Kurtzman Cast: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Russell Crowe Certificate: 15A Running Time: 110 minutes Release Date: June 9 Tom Cruise is our last great movie star. The case is there to be made that he’s also a terrifically underrated actor, but you understand why such an argument, and indeed, […]


Baywatch (2017)

May 30th, 2017 by

Director: Seth Gordon Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron,  Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Rob Huebel Certificate: 15A Running Time: 116 minutes Release Date: May 26 Baywatch tells the story of a tight-knit group of lifeguards, aptly titled ‘Baywatch’ – loosely inspired by a tv show from the 90s that was equally as unimpressive. Head lifeguard (which is apparently […]