Reviews / 01.03.2022

Less than six years since Ben Affleck inherited the mantle from Christian Bale, the time has already come for another actor to don the infamous Batman cowl. After the disappointing critical and commercial reaction to both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, Warner Bros. struck gold with Todd Phillips' bitterly divisive but hugely successful Joker spin-off. They're clearly chasing that lightning in a bottle again with Matt Reeves' dark detective drama The Batman. And, just like Joker, the response is bound to be incongruous. Brace...

Reviews / 19.12.2019

Earlier this year, director Guy Richie took an unexpected swim in the Disney live-action animated remake pool with the over-bloated, CGI calamity that was Aladdin. It made over a billion dollars, naturally, but few walked away feeling like they'd seen anything particularly fresh. Breaking free of the shackles of remake hell with his first piece of wholly original cinema in 11 years, Richie finally gets his groove back by returning to the genre he does best. A riotous, roaring return to form for the writer/director, The Gentlemen is a...

Reviews / 18.11.2018

The year in cinema has already yielded one female-led heist film. However, the stylish ladies of Ocean's 8 are about to be blown out of the water by the sensational ensemble cast (headed by three terrific actresses) of Widows. The latest film from Steve McQueen slyly presents itself as your everyday popcorn thriller but ultimately flips the well-worn crime caper genre right on its head. You didn't really think a filmmaker like McQueen would play it safe, did you? The heist is just one element of McQueen's complex narrative, which...