Annihilation is a rare film, and Alex Garland is a rare writer/director (not forgetting the source material’s author in Annihilation’s case; Jeff VanderMeer). He is the only person I can think of that has captured the sci-fi trends that Hollywood has missed in the last 20 years.
Where to even begin with this. I’m won’t sit on the fence teasing you so that you read the entire post to find out what I though. I’ll put my cards on the table now; I absolutely loved Blade Runner 2049.
It’s happened. Hollywood have finally got their hands all over the manga holy grail; Mamoru Oshii’s classic, Ghost In The Shell. It’s actually not that bad…
IO Interactive made a bold move by releasing a AAA title with an ‘episodic’ business model. Has this resulted in Danish developer, IO Interactive, creating the perfect Hitman game?
Amongst Rogue One’s gritty and war-torn tone and visuals, it kept an ecstatic grin across my face for the entire 134 minute run time. There were moments of shock, humour and suspense throughout. Even knowing the story’s outcome before buying my tickets, the was enough going on around this to keep the audience entertained and begging for more. Rogue One may have just become my favourite Star Wars film….
It’s no secret that I have a bias towards #TeamBatman. As someone said to me after asking my opinion of the film; even if Batman just sat silently on a chair in a room, I would have liked it. The Good When Ben Affleck was cast at the caped crusader, for a moment I thought it was an April fools’ joke. After his unfavourable turn in 2003’s ‘Daredevil’ I was surprised to think that he would want to tread in […]
Firstly…there does NOT need to be more British gangster films. I can’t stress enough that we don’t need to see Cockneys vs. Zombies vs. Werewolves vs. The Further Downfall of British Cinema Because Of Tax Loopholes. 2004’s Layer Cake was somewhat marketed as a natural successor to Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Snatch. But thankfully the final film inside the DVD box positioned itself at a different level. “I’m not a gangster. I’m a businessman; giving people what they want.” This […]
Where next after the $1 billion (£650 million) and most successful 007 outing in the franchise’s 50 year run? The Skyfall team are back, but is Bond back too? It is a resounding ‘yes’. Bond is back, and in more ways than I expected. As director Sam Mendes has stated in press interviews; this is a different beast to Skyfall entirely. Quite rightly too – why try to bottle lightning twice. The Daniel Craig era stripped the franchise back and has […]
Cards on the table; I’m a sucker for the Mission: Impossible films, so this may be a biased article. They’re over the top, lavish in the IMF’s seemingly endless budget, but effortlessly cool and fun. They’re heist movies with spies. They never take themselves too seriously but they’re never lazy. Tom Cruise aims for thrills and each instalment is a roller coaster ride, pushing the envelope and adding value every time. Rogue Nation is so fun and thrilling to watch, it did […]
Mad Max Fury Road is George Miller’s glorious return to the post-apocalyptic world that we last visited 30 years ago. This time it’s Tom Hardy in the driver’s seat as “Mad” Max Rockatansky, taking over from Mel Gibson who first made the role famous in 1979 and then again in 1981 and 1985. Fury Road is good, and spoilers lay ahead…. Fury Road scratches the itch that myself and I’m sure a lot of other people have had for a long time […]