Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

The legendary detective of Hercule Poirot has been around for years and everyone recognises the name. And he appears again, in Kenneth Branagh’s reimaging of Agatha Christie’s novel Murder on the Orient Express. I have by no means read the original source material, nor seen any of the previous adaptations, so I was looking forward... Continue Reading →

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The Death of Stalin (2017)

Armando Iannucci has been one of the greatest forces behind British television, being responsible for The Thick of It and Alan Partridge. Having dabbled in the political satire with The Thick of It, he has decided to go into the political minefield of Soviet Russia. But what better man to do this? And what is... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

It (2017)

I do not want to float too, thank you very much. After 27 years, Stephen King’s IT has made a return to the big screen. I genuinely cannot remember the last time that I was terrified by a film, and the early trailers had an allure to it, so much so that I wanted to... 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 →

Fight Cub (1999)

I imagine David Fincher’s 1999 adaptation ranks highly is everyone’s mind and at the moment of writing, Fight Club sits tenth on IMDb’s ‘Top 250’ films. Fight Club has that popular fandom, as majority of response’s about Fight Club is that you are not supposed to talk about Fight Club. These are the first two... Continue Reading →

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

To potentially combat the domination of Marvel and DC in the film market, there has recently been a ‘boom’ in films adapted from mystery thriller novels such as Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, Child 44 and Before I Go To Sleep. The latter seemingly fell by the wayside as Gone Girl came out... Continue Reading →

The Girl on the Train (2016)

From a jumbled, seemingly out-of-sync trailer, I wasn’t sure what to expect from The Girl on the Train. I had expected it to be driven through the titular ‘Girl’ on the train, which is Emily Blunt’s Rachel. Instead, it is centralised through three women whose lives are all intertwined. Rachel commutes daily on the train... Continue Reading →

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