• Review – Chasing Mavericks

    Last summer it was comic book heroes, this summer it’s the apocalypse. Every year the summer blockbuster season is dominated and often saturated by a number of films that are of the same family, trend or theme. This year we’ve had World War Z, The World’s End and This is...
  • Review – The Bling Ring

    After the vapid and navel-gazing study in celebrity boredom that was Somewhere, Sofia Coppola’s latest may appear to some as a return to what she does best, teenage anxieties and the dreamy world of the rich and famous. However, despite a welcome return to a more traditional narrative, The...
  • Review – Olympus Has Fallen

    Olympus Has Fallen refers to the secret service code for the event that the White House falls into enemy hands, however ‘The 300 Re-Bourne’ would probably have been a more suitable title for this action packed film, stuffed full of blood, gore, and excessive patriotism. The premise of the...
  • Review – Now You See Me

    “Come in close. Because the more you think you see, the easier it’ll be to fool you…” Not only do the distributors of Now You See Me use this piece of gripping dialogue as the tagline, the studio has utilised this to trick audiences into delving into their pockets...
  • Review – Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie

     I had very little concept of the world of Warhammer going into this film, beyond vague recollections of being dragged by fan friends into grim Games Workshops where we would stand in semi-darkness and watch large, tee-shirted men-children pushing painted figurines around a tabletop. The calibre of the voice...
  • Review – Mud

    Written and directed by Jeff Nichols, whose last two features, Shotgun Stories and Take Shelter, thrust him blinking and shivering into the public eye, Mud is a deep-southern drama about loyalty and the consequences of love and sees Matthew McConaughey continue his ‘McConaissance’ as the enigmatic title character. The story follows...
  • Review – Khumba

    A Man Out of Time finds himself in the relentless wilderness of the Alps; deep within it is a small lakeside town, Annecy, which is currently hosting its annual animation festival. A man of subterfuge, he managed to sneak into the screening of Khumba, South Africa’s second animation production as well...