War Dogs Review

Like the prophesising “The World Is Yours” blimp that beckons Tony Montana, Brian De Palma’s 1980s great Scarface looms inescapably over Todd Phillip’s arms dealer drama-comedy War Dogs. Whether it be the setting… Continue reading

The Shallows Review

My favourite comment of film criticism this year came courtesy of Danny Leigh on the BBC’s Film 2016 review show. While discussing recent Austrian horror Goodnight Mommy, Leigh brilliantly described the ultra-modern-Ikea-stuffed-geometric home… Continue reading

Suicide Squad Review

If Marvel has the monopoly on goody-too-shoes superheroes then surely DC Comics’ trump cards are its vast array of supervillains, with an obvious Joker leading the pack. After the shambolic Batman v Superman… Continue reading

The Neon Demon Review

Vapid, shallow, ultra-competitive, beautiful, provocative, degrading, stunning, glamourous, amusing, stylized and orchestrated under the vison of one man – the fashion industry or a Nicolas Wining Winding Refn film? It seems with the… Continue reading

The Nice Guys Review

Nice guys finish last, or so the old saying goes. When you look at the fact Donald Trump could be President, Piers Morgan is a prominent media presence, John Terry gets paid £100,000… Continue reading

Sing Street Review

As time passes by and our dreams subside and memories vanish we’ll always remember the songs that made us cry and the songs that saved our life. The music of our formative years… Continue reading

The New Movie Men Podcast – Walk the Line, Tom Hiddleston and Sausage Parties…

The Movie Men are back with another rootin’ tootin’ good podcast. Our latest offering pits Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line up against the recent Hank William’s inspired I Saw the Light – who comes… Continue reading

Cinema’s Greatest Scene’s: #9 Blow-Up

Every Friday I’m going to be highlighting and analysing some of cinema’s greatest scenes, or sequences depending on your definition. Some will be familiar, etched indelibly into the iconography of cinema, while others… Continue reading

I Saw the Light: Historical Biopics Need to Stop

Ever since Daniel Day-Lewis confirmed his third Academy Award as Abraham Lincoln, in the ingeniously named Lincoln, biopics have spread like wild fire in the hope of burning bright enough to catch an… Continue reading

CINEMA’S GREATEST SCENES: #8 PATHS OF GLORY

Every Friday I’m going to be highlighting and analysing some of cinema’s greatest scenes, or sequences depending on your definition. Some will be familiar, etched indelibly into the iconography of cinema, while others… Continue reading