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THE WEEKLY // Wind River

A (quite literally) chilling thriller set on a snowy, remote Native American Reservation; I would suggest bringing a nice warm jumper into the cinema with you for this one. Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Wind River”

THE WEEKLY // Annabelle: Creation

Spoiler alert: if you make a creepy doll, chances are it’ll come back to bite you on the arse. Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Annabelle: Creation”

THE WEEKLY // War For the Planet of the Apes

Set 15 years after Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the third instalment in this blockbuster series takes us to a bleak and eerily familiar future. Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // War For the Planet of the Apes”

SPOTLIGHT // Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth may well be the first film I can recall that has its final shot in the actual trailer. Thankfully though, without the context, this does not detract from what is a stark, startling and surprisingly imposing Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // Lady Macbeth”

THE WEEKLY // Spider-Man: Homecoming

I feel like we could almost all agree that historically Spider-Man films have been a bit of a dud. This version of Peter Parker (Tom Holland) makes his debut in Captain America: Civil War, and though Civil War is flashy with a lot of A-list superheroes trying to make their 15 minutes count, Holland still Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Spider-Man: Homecoming”

THE WEEKLY // It Comes At Night

I’m not trying to be funny, but I think this film misrepresents itself. It should be called, “It Doesn’t Just Come At Night”, because most of the action actually happens during the day, and the daytime proves to be just as dangerous as the night-time. Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // It Comes At Night”

THE WEEKLY // The House

Obviously when my parents couldn’t afford something for me, they lied about it and started an underground casino to try and make some easy money. That’s what all parents do, Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // The House”

THE WEEKLY // Rough Night

With a hugely great cast of comediennes, it was inevitable that Rough Night would somehow suck. The stakes were simply too high. As an audience and as a fan of most of the cast, I desperately wanted Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Rough Night”

SPOTLIGHT // McLaren

As a lifelong Formula One fan, I am a little ashamed to admit that it took Roger Donaldson’s intimate portrait of the life of Bruce McLaren to expose me to the origins of the name McLaren, one of the Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // McLaren”

THE WEEKLY // Baywatch

When I heard they were making a Baywatch film, I was among the many who cried, “Oh god, no!” When I saw the trailer, I thought, “Hang on a minute …” Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Baywatch”

THE WEEKLY // The Mummy

I had pretty low expectations for The Mummy, so I actually really enjoyed the first half. It was action-packed, had the look and feel of the kind of adventure film I devoured throughout my childhood, and was pretty spooky with Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // The Mummy”

THE WEEKLY // Wonder Woman

The internet’s gone wild. A DC blockbuster with a strong, powerful female protagonist, made by a female director, with a score in the nineties on Rotten Tomatoes … it’s a shame, actually, Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Wonder Woman”

THE WEEKLY // Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Did the world need another Pirates of the Caribbean film? I answer with a resounding NO!

The first few minutes of Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales appears to establish a Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

THE WEEKLY // Alien: Covenant

While really just a Prometheus sequel, we all know in our heart of hearts that had this film been called Prometheus 2 it would’ve got no funding and people would’ve raged hate upon it. So, what does Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Alien: Covenant”

THE WEEKLY // Snatched

With Mother’s Day been and gone, there’s not much left to say about Snatched. Yeah, perhaps it was a good film to take Mum to for a girly night out but now those obligations are over, is there any other point to see it? Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Snatched”

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