• Film Review: Knives Out

    When wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead after his 85th birthday party, his dysfunctional family are questioned by renowned detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) who suspects foul play....
  • How Damaging was ‘Spectre’ towards the 007 Franchise?

    Fresh from the critical and box office success of Skyfall, the acclaimed partnership of Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig teamed up again to produce the 24th Bond of the series: Spectre. An acronym for ‘Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion’ or as I like to call it ‘Spectacularly...
  • Film Review – Bastille Day

    British director James Watkins ventures into the action genre with Bastille Day, his previous successes being Eden Lake and The Woman in Black which are both rooted in the horror genre. Bastille Day is set in Paris and follows a troubled but loveable pickpocket, Michael Mason (Game of Thrones’ Richard...
  • “How Have You Never Seen… James Bond?” (Casino Royale)

    Over the years, I have almost perfected the James Bond fan role. It only takes a couple comments: ‘shaken not stirred’ when someone makes you a drink, or ‘you’re rocking the Bond suit’ when a housemate dresses up for the ball. It’s an easy role to play, because really,...
  • Film Review – Spectre

    Nine years have passed since Daniel Craig’s first outing as James Bond. In those nine we’ve seen two of the very best Bond flicks and arguably one of the worst. Daniel Craig’s fourth, and penultimate, portrayal of the iconic character promises a very similar treatment to 2012’s Skyfall with...
  • Trailer Watch – Spectre

    Bond is back in the 24th instalment of the franchise and this time he goes rogue as he comes face to face with an organization classic fans will know well. The trailer suggests a celebration of all things Bond as it contains plenty of references to the previous of films....
  • Trailer Watch – Spectre

    After the monumental success that was 2012’s Skyfall, mixed feeling of excitement and concern are a given for the eventual followup. Skyfall hit that perfect balance of nostalgia and modernisation, largely aided by its release on James Bond’s 50th anniversary, making whatever came next in the franchise a slightly worrying prospect. With the...