Film Review: Stan & Ollie (2019)

‘[It’s presented in] a really fun light while simultaneously holding the darkness visibly at bay’ Stan & Ollie, 2019 Directed by: Jon S. Baird Written by: Jeff Pope Starring: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Nina Arianda, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Rufus Jones   Stan & Ollie is a biographical comedy-drama about the legendary duo StanContinue reading “Film Review: Stan & Ollie (2019)”

Film Review: Holmes & Watson (2018)

‘This film offers nothing but a waste of 90-minutes’   Holmes & Watson, 2018 Directed by: Etan Cohen Written by: Etan Cohen Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rebecca Hall, Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, Ralph Fiennes   The film that Netflix didn’t want. A film so bad it’s languishing below 10% on Rotten Tomatoes andContinue reading “Film Review: Holmes & Watson (2018)”

Film Review: The Festival (2018)

‘I’m normally a huge advocate for British-comedy but this is not a prime example of what our little island can produce’ The Festival, 2018 Directed by: Iain Morris Starring: Joe Thomas, Hammed Animashuan, Claudia O’Doherty   What happens when you have some of the creators of The Inbetweeners and a couple of actors also fromContinue reading “Film Review: The Festival (2018)”

Classic Film Review: The Happening (2008)

‘This film is hilarious. And it is not supposed to be’   Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan The Happening, 2008 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley   An unknown, airborne virus is manipulating the brains of humans and forcing them to commit suicide, and our protagonists,Continue reading “Classic Film Review: The Happening (2008)”

Classic Film Review: Wide Awake (1998)

‘Certainly not a film which, if seen, provided evidence that the following year [M. Night Shyamalan] would be knocking on the door of the Oscars’ Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan Wide Awake, 1998 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Denis Leary, Dana Delany, Robert Loggia, Joseph Cross, Timothy Reifsnyder, Rosie O’Donnell   Wide AwakeContinue reading “Classic Film Review: Wide Awake (1998)”

Film Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

‘A bit disappointed in the villain’ Ant-Man and the Wasp, 2018 Directed by: Peyton Reed Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Forston, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas   Strangely taking place before the events of Avengers: InfinityContinue reading “Film Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)”

Film Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

‘A whole lot of fun full of feel-good moments to embrace’ Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, 2018 Directed by: Ol Parker Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Lily James, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Andy Garcia, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Cher, Meryl Streep, Hugh Skinner, Josh Dylan, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies, Jeremy IrvineContinue reading “Film Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)”

Film Review: Blockers (2018)

‘A PG-friendly American Pie told from the perspective of the parents’ Blockers, 2018 Directed by: Kay Cannon Starring: Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, Hannibal Buress, June Diane Raphael, Kathryn Newton, Gary Cole   Three girls, Julie (Kathryn newton), Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan) and Sam (Gideon Adlon) all decide that the prom night will be theirContinue reading “Film Review: Blockers (2018)”

Film Review: Hotel Artemis (2018)

‘A fantastic performance by Foster’ Hotel Artemis, 2018 Directed by: Drew Pearce Starring: Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista   In June 2028 the privatisation of water has caused large numbers of riots in Los Angeles; this enables a group ofContinue reading “Film Review: Hotel Artemis (2018)”

Film Review: Incredibles 2 (2018)

‘The humour is funny enough to satisfy the want of the children but the themes are quite mature’ Incredibles 2, 2018 Directed by: Brad Bird Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson   The long awaited sequel to the well-received Incredibles takes place in a world where superheroes areContinue reading “Film Review: Incredibles 2 (2018)”