The Snowman (2017)

Personally, I think Michael Fassbender is one of the best actors in the game at the moment. And one of my favourite foreign language films is Headhunters, which is adapted from a Jo Nesbø novel, so naturally the pairing of the two was always going to be welcome with The Snowman. However, the early reviews... Continue Reading →

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Back in 2014, Matthew Vaughn and Taron Egerton effectively blew up the action comedy genre with Kingsman: The Secret Service with it’s effective chalk and cheese stylistic approach to the Spy genre. It successfully managed to leave a lasting impression, as Taron Egerton in his first role coupled with Colin Firth (rather brilliantly) made the... Continue Reading →

American Assassin (2017)

How many times has a film had it’s protagonist suffer a life-altering event, for them to use that in their vengeance or as motivation. It’s seems to be a trademark for films involving spies, as the harrowed past is zeroed in on during their training montage. And American Assassin does fall victim to this trope... Continue Reading →

Passenger 57 (1992)

“Always bet on black” I think Wesley Snipes is one of my heroes on film appearing in some of the greatest action flicks of the nineties. My favourite appearance of Snipes is probably in Demolition Man as the blonde-haired Simon Phoenix. Hankering a craving for Wesley Snipes, I decided to check out one of his... Continue Reading →

Detroit (2017)

Hate only breeds hate. One of the tensest I’ve been in the cinema was earlier this year with Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit is a close second, and she places you dead centre in the 12th Street Riots in Detroit, amongst the police brutality and racist tension that was rife in 1960s America. Before... Continue Reading →

Spiderman: Homecoming (2017)

Spiderman: Homecoming marks the third incarnation of the character after Sony have finally allowed the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have their wicked way. Another sign that the MCU is showing no signs of releasing the stranglehold it currently holds over Hollywood. I’m not going to lie, I enjoyed Sam Raimi’s imagining of Spiderman with Tobey... Continue Reading →

Baby Driver (2017)

There is something that is just brilliant about films containing car chases and heists, this is probably why the Fast and Furious franchise is incredibly successful. But whilst the Fast and Furious is entering the realms of ridiculousness, Edgar Wright's newest venture Baby Driver remains grounded. And it also contains one of the funniest opening sequences,... Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman (2017)

As DC tries to combat the ever-expanding Marvel Universe, they have begun by building towards the Justice League film. In the meantime, we are treated to their standalone backstories. Wonder Woman is the latest film to get the treatment with Gal Gadot returning as the legendary Amazonian. What I have recently disliked about the comic... Continue Reading →

Free Fire (2017)

Hot Fuzz tonally set the benchmark for me for Action Comedies, as every other action comedy film just does not seem to get the correct blend. For whatever reason, Hot Fuzz had this blend perfected and it’s never aged since its 2007 release. Enter Free Fire, the trailers seemed have this balance tuned to perfection, which... Continue Reading →

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