Category Archives: Film Reviews

First Man: Trailer Review

This weekend, the trailer for First Man was released. Not to be confused with Early Man, the Aardman animated film about cavemen that was released earlier this year, this particular film is a biopic of astronaut Neil Armstrong, based on … Continue reading

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Film review – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

I admit that, thanks to my dinosaur-loving inner child, I do have some bias towards the Jurassic Park franchise and am therefore more likely to forgive any flaws that turn up in the films. I enjoyed Jurassic World, and I … Continue reading

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Film review: Deadpool 2

Produced as a result of leaked test footage, and delivering a far more comic-loyal version of the character than X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the first Deadpool film was a huge success. On a budget of $58 million, it was not only … Continue reading

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Film review – Avengers: Infinity War

(Spoiler-free) It’s been nearly six years since the first Avengers film was released, and three-and-a-half years since Avengers: Infinity War –¬†which would be released in two parts¬†– was announced. And as more and more pieces of the MCU have come … Continue reading

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Film review: Ready Player One

I’ve already talked about how much I enjoyed Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One, and my thoughts on the common criticisms that have been thrown at it. The film adaptation, whose screenplay was co-written by Cline, is the film I … Continue reading

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Film review: The Shape of Water

Having seen Darkest Hour last month, today I went to see another film that’s getting a lot of attention this Awards Season: The Shape of Water. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, it’s already won a great many accolades – including … Continue reading

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Film review: Black Panther

With a new year comes a big new helping of superhero movies, and today I went to begin the glut of 2018 with Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. The build-up to this movie is a great example of set-up in a … Continue reading

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Film review: Coco

The nineteenth feature film to be produced by Pixar Animation Studios, Coco tells the story of Miguel, a Mexican boy who dreams of becoming a musician like his hero, the late guitarist Ernesto de la Cruz. The problem with this … Continue reading

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Film review: Darkest Hour

Today was my first trip to the cinema in 2018, a year that has some very promising films coming up. And it certainly got off to a strong start with the excellent Darkest Hour, a film which is attracting many … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2017

2017 started off with some big changes for me personally, besides turning 30. I moved into a new house; I got a new, more satisfying job; and I started driving again after six years of relying on public transport. Overall, … Continue reading

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