• Film Review: Shazam!

    Shazam is a carefree coming of age movie that is a welcome change from DC’s darker offerings. “There are no universe-threatening cataclysms, as certain other heroes may be struggling with and, though it has its dark moments, it will ultimately leave you with a contented smile on your face”...
  • Look Out For… September

    As university creeps around the corner, September can be a mixed bag of emotions. So how appropriate that, in terms of cinema, audiences have such an eclectic range of choices! The Victorian era is well represented by Bill Nighy’s The Limehouse Golem, about a series of murders supposedly committed...
  • Film Review – Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Heading another busy year for comic book adaptations, Kingsman is the latest to make the transition from print to screen. Based on The Secret Service by prolific scribe Mark Millar, it also marks the third consecutive comic book movie for Matthew Vaughn. The premise involves a seasoned spy who guides a wayward...
  • Review – The Imitation Game

    After watching The Imitation Game, I found myself leaving the theatre feeling enlightened and inspired, yet grossly enraged by mathematician and code breaker Alan Turing’s remarkable tale. The Imitation Game tells the story of how Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, heroically assisted in the Allied defeat of Adolf Hitler...
  • Trailer Watch – Kingsman: The Secret Service

    A dapper Colin Firth provides his sultry tones for the voice-over of this trailer. A stellar cast that includes Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson and Mark Strong. A small taste of the high-speed action that the film has to offer. Gadgets, gizmos and all the rest. What’s not...
  • Trailer Watch – The Imitation Game

    “Am I a criminal?  Or am I a war hero?”  This poignant line encapsulates the message behind this stunning-looking biopic, which takes us on the harrowing journey into the life of the genius code-breaker Alan Turing, whose work broke the Enigma code, ultimately leading to victory in the war....
  • Review – Welcome To The Punch

    A number of British directors have helmed stellar crime oriented dramas in the years gone by. Examples include the consistent Guy Ritchie’s Snatch (2000), the prolific Matthew Vaughn’s Layer Cake (2004) and even Peter Collison’s original Italian Job (1969). British cinema has also delivered the works of Ian Fleming,...