Review – Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead, co-written, starring and directed by Don Cheadle, is a film with a manic-ness to it, a movement, which constantly keeps you engaged and willing and able to go along on the journey with it. It does lack some direction, but this is a film that moves with such pace and such excitement, that you just can’t stop yourself from wanting more. But does it all come together? Does the film lose its way or does it move with the beat of the music? Let’s dive in and see. Read more

Review – The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau, is a fun and a visually impressive, which from beginning to end is an entertaining watch. However, dominated by CGI, this film does make it difficult for you to fully lose yourself within it. Can the fun, and the slight hint of nostalgia keep you satisfied for the whole film, or is this nothing more than an unnecessary remake of a classic that was already great? Let’s jump into the many elements of the film and see if it all works. Read more

Review – Midnight Special

Midnight Special

Midnight Special, directed by Jeff Nichols, is a film that has a constant ominous feeling running throughout it. With quieter more subtle scenes in which people converse in code or sudden bursts of unexpected action – Midnight Special is a film that keeps you guessing as to what the bigger picture is. This level of intrigue makes it a film that up until its very last moments, has you not only gripped by what may happen to the character, but also who or what is pulling the strings. So let’s jump into Midnight Special and see what it gets right and what it doesn’t. Read more

Review – Hardcore Henry

Hardcore Henry

Hardcore Henry, written and directed by Ilya Naishuller is like experiencing a video-game but without the controller in your hands. With elements like a protagonist that doesn’t speak, waypoints and objectives for him to get to and achieve, and even a final push to defeat an overwhelming amount of enemies before the culminating boss fight – Hardcore Henry fully embraces what it is. Now does it work? Does having an entire feature film take place in a first-person perspective translate to the big screen? Well let’s dive into all the ins-and-outs of the film and see. Read more

Review – Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle, directed by Dexter Fletcher is a humble little film with an endearing character at its core, and a story that you can easily get behind. Now this is a film that is more than burdened with a few problems, but in the end, most of those didn’t end up ruining the experience for me. There’s a lot that may frustrate you about this film but there is just as much to love. So let’s get into what they are. Read more

Review – High-Rise

High-Rise

High-Rise, directed by Ben Wheatley, is a comically dark and stylistically unrelenting film. Filled with big characters who dominate their scenes and an existence that while isolated from the outside, seems so much bigger than anything else going on. High-Rise is a film that attracts you in with its slick style and then overtime forces you (almost without you realising it) to watch as its inhabitants tear each other apart in the most primal of ways. Read more