SPOILER-FREE REVIEW. Having avoided all trailers, I went in blind, and while it was still a fantastically enjoyable film (that totally beats Avengers: Age of Ultron), it had some flaws aswell.
Month: April 2018
VFD: Very Fine Drama (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season Two review)
Television has never been quite so entertainingly morose as Netflix’s adaptation of the best-selling book’s enters its second season. Building on the strength of last year’s first season, ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’ continues to be a unique triumph. The casting in the show is sublime, with Neil Patrick Harris nailing the character … Continue reading VFD: Very Fine Drama (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season Two review)
King Kong’s second-rate cousin (Rampage review)
Rampage is the latest Blockbuster hitting our screens, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as “Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson”, and Oscar-Nominated Naomi Harris as “Oh my God, what is Oscar-Nominated Naomi Harris doing in this film?”. It’s based on a video game (and this immediately rings warning bells) where animals are turned into vicious giant monsters thanks to a radioactive serum they’re accidentally exposed to.
Ferris Parker’s Day Off (Spider-Man: Homecoming review)
Well, I’d like to rename 2017 “the year that Marvel killed it”. Having already watched Guardians 2 and Thor 3, I finally got around to seeing Spider-Man: Homecoming, and blimey was I impressed yet again.
Can’t read her Poker-Face (Molly’s Game review)
Telling the true story of Molly Bloom, ‘Molly’s Game’ relays how the American entrepreneur went from a failed Olympic career to being the runner of a multi-million, high-stakes poker game. The screenplay was written by Aaron Sorkin, who also directed (in his directorial debut).
Silent, but Deadly (A Quiet Place review)
‘A Quiet Place’, set a couple of years in the future, tells the story of a family learning to survive in a world run by aliens who hunt by sound. As the tag-line says, “If they can’t hear you, they can’t hunt you”. This original idea has been superbly translated onto the big screen, and is a masterclass in jump-scare horror that has big heart.
Thunder-Gods and Lightning (Thor: Ragnarok review)
I missed Thor: Ragnarok when it came out last November, but with Infinity War looming on the horizon, I invested in the Blu-ray to watch it first. Boy am I glad I did, not only for the story continuation that will occur in The Avengers 3, but also for the sheer joy of watching one of the best Marvel films to date.
Bark as good as its bite (Isle of Dogs review)
Wes Anderson has done it again! By which I mean made a bizarre film with a totally unique premise, melancholy undertones and ridiculously underplayed humour. And of course, I loved it.
What’s the score with Alexandre Desplat?
Alexandre Desplat is a French-born composer who has scored for more than 150 films. His work has a very wide range, that mixes beautifully romantic scores for films like The Kings Speech and The Imitation Game, with his more quirky, humorous scores in collaboration with Wes Anderson. Born in Paris in 1961, Desplat began playing … Continue reading What’s the score with Alexandre Desplat?
Pop Goes the Culture (Ready Player One review)
Ready Player One is the new blockbuster film from Steven Spielberg, the man responsible for defining what a blockbuster film actual is. Having to follow up hits like Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones, just two of his countless hits, is a monumental task. It is with the biggest smile on my face that I announce that he has managed to add another amazing film to his legendary back catalogue.