Reviews / 29.04.2021

With over 100 million book sales and half a dozen film adaptations, Tom Clancy has been a dominant force in the spy thriller game for the better part of three decades. The trio of Jack Ryan films (including two starring Harrison Ford) were huge successes in the 1990s, but flat reboots starring Ben Affleck and Chris Pine failed to fire. While that particular protagonist has found new life on television, Hollywood is now turning its attention to another of Clancy's heroes. A big-screen adaptation that has been languishing in...

Reviews / 29.11.2018

In 2015, writer/director Ryan Coogler resurrected the tired Rocky franchise with Creed, a spin-off/reboot/re-whatever-you-wanna-call-it that wisely shifted the focus away from Rocky Balboa and, in the process, felt like a genuine breath of fresh air. With a screenplay bursting full of life, a star-making turn from Michael B. Jordan, and breathtaking cinematography capturing dazzling fight choreography, it stood as one of that year's best films, even if the Academy didn't seem to think so. After an impressive box office result, a sequel was all but assured. With Black Panther...

Reviews / 06.08.2015

I was going to write a proper film review of the reboot/re-launch/re-imagining/re-whatever of Fantastic Four. Instead, I've decided to just rip this film apart. I'm not being a jerk. This film has it coming. A review can only be written on a film where at least something works. Nothing works in this film. Nothing. It is the most inexplicably terrible piece of cinema I have had the displeasure of watching this year. It's not often that I advise people not to see a film. Films are subjective, so...