Review – Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5 Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians, developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft comes packaged with what is certainly the weakest Halo campaign to date, but a multiplayer that harkens back to Halo 2/3 times — with a couple of new additions of course. There feels to be something missing from the core campaign of Halo — which is annoying because there is a clear attempt to refine and update (slightly) what has come before. Read more

Review – Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak, directed by Guillermo Del Toro is a genre hopping delight. This is a film bustling with wonderful characters — stunning sets and locations, and some truly brilliant performances. So much of Crimson Peak is a joy for the senses and despite some minor hiccups – this is a film that stands tall above the current competition. Read more

Review – Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation, directed by Cary Joji Fukanaga is a film that at times is difficult to stomach. Delivering an unflinching story, Fukanaga pulls you far into a world that is foreign to many and unsettling for all. However with such a lofty film, a lot of the important elements soon get lost — in the end delivering something that feels a little incomplete. Read more

Review – Sicario

Sicario

Sicario — directed by Denis Villeneuve is a masterclass in unrelenting tension. This is a film that immediately kicks into overdrive, and you are immediately expected to keep up with the wild ride that it has to offer. Not for quite some time have I been so intently glued to a film that is unwilling (deservedly so) to let go of my attention. Prepare to be left physically and emotionally drained by the end of this intensely structured film. Read more

Review – Macbeth

Macbeth

Macbeth, directed by Justin Kurzel is the antithesis of exquisitely indulgent film making, and each moment is more glorious than the last. Like a visual and auditory bombardment  — every aspect of the film is finely tuned, to a point where there is such a deliberate feeling to the smallest of details. This is a film that burrows itself deep within your memory and nothing is going to shake it out for some time. Read more