It’s DOUGHNUT TIME!!! Wait, no, it’s Morphin Time! Wait, no, it’s REBOOT TIME!!! Still from imdb.com, ©Saban Entertainment There is no need for a complex review of this film. For those who are familiar with the franchise, and even for those who aren’t, this is a joyously simple and fun film to watch: the plot is a tried… Continue reading ‘Power Rangers’ (2017). Non-Spoiler Review.
It’s difficult to know how to begin a review about one of the most hotly anticipated reboots of the year: people have cheered, people have sneered, and almost everyone I know who has seen this latest Live Action retelling of one of Disney’s finest animated masterpieces can’t. stop. singing. Still from imdb.com, ©Disney Enterprises. A… Continue reading ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2017). SPOILER Review.
‘Kong’s God on the island but the devils live below us.’ Still from imdb.com, ©Warner Bros. After Jackson’s attempt to reboot the Kong franchise in 2005, I was somewhat sceptical about this latest installment in the cohort. However, I can say that I was pleasantly and happily proven wrong. Then, when I went to see… Continue reading ‘Kong: Skull Island’ (2017) Non-Spoiler Review.
Somebody PLEASE, get this man a band-aid and ticket for an all-inclusive spa weekend. John’s back and he’s positively rattling like a maraca with guns, bullet-belts, knives, bruises, cuts, gouges, and probably the odd broken bone. Still from imdb.com, ©Summit Entertainment It seems that try as he might, John just can’t seem to catch a break. The peaceable finality of… Continue reading ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ (2017). Non-Spoiler Review.
I went to see a film tonight. Viceroy’s House, the latest release from acclaimed director Gurinder Chadha, captures in stunning definition the heart-rending beauty of pre-Partition India even as it wrenches the breath from your lungs as it forces audiences to witness the brutality of the violence before, during, and after the country divided. Poster from… Continue reading ‘Viceroy’s House’ (2017). Non-Spoiler Review.
Last year I reviewed one of the first trailers to be released for the upcoming feature based on the true stories of three pivotal women working within the maelstrom of the Space Race. I suggested that the trailer promised a film that would at once make us think, make us reflect, make us smile, make… Continue reading ‘Hidden Figures’ (2017). Non-Spoiler Review.
I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me. In the few days since Carrie Fisher’s tragic passing, seeing this insert into the Star Wars Canon was at once joyous and sincerely nostalgic. The narrative has a lot of conventions fans of the scene will be familiar with, bringing back universe icons… Continue reading ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ (2016). Non-Spoiler Review.