Category Archive: 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Review

With ­Blade, Spiderman, X-Men, Captain America, The Fantastic Four, Daredevil (unfortunately), The Punisher, Ghost Rider, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and even bloody Ghost Rider from Marvel’s extensive back catalogue of comics… Continue reading

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review

How do we know it’s the summer in England? Well, normally weather is a sound indicator, the maelstrom of cloudy disappointment signifying ‘Great British Summer’ but this year it’s uncharacteristically too ruddy bloody… Continue reading

22 Jump Street Review

I’ve managed to rouse myself out of the lethargic stupor that’s gripped me since the World Cup started in order to write this review of 22 Jump Street, a film hardly worth making… Continue reading

The Double Review

I’ve always been a firm believer that real cinematic horror doesn’t stem from axe wielding loons, supernatural exorcisms and cheap, jumpy frights, but from distortions of reality, ventures into the dark, often surreal… Continue reading

Godzilla Review

I love Godzilla, he’s great, not the rebooted versions but the original Toho creation hailing from 1950s Japan. My youth was riddled with dreams of a giant monster storming the cities of the… Continue reading

Frank Review

Morrissey once remarked “artists aren’t really people. I’m actually 40 per cent papier-mâché”, while not entirely true for himself, he was more like 40 per cent quiff, it could be applied literally to… Continue reading

Locke Review

In an age of cinema characterised by 100 million dollar budgets, cataclysmic special effects and reboots, it’s a welcome sight to witness a film that never leaves the stuffy confines of a BMW… Continue reading

Noah Review

It seems the last great sanctuary of controversy in cinema is the age old institution of religion. With sordid liaisons, general genitalia and sex being thrust in our faltering eyes by the likes… Continue reading

Under the Skin Review

Having been twelve years in the making it would be fair to say that Jonathan Glazer’s long awaited Under the Skin has gathered a significant amount of subconscious expectation, and, as we all… Continue reading

The Grand Budapest Hotel Review

Wes Anderson, the quirky directorial king of hipster cinema (or the hipster king of quirky cinema?), isn’t to everyone’s tastes with his too cool for school, deadpan, cinematic oddities, but with the The… Continue reading