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Film Review: Netflix’s Annihilation (USA, 2018) is a seriously intelligent, visually stunning picture

Rousing its fair share of controversy over Paramount Studios’ decision to release it to streaming service Netflix the world over (save for North America and China) instead of in cinemas for which it was initially intended, Alex Garland‘s ambitious Annihilation is certainly a unique production for such a risk-adverse studio.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (USA, 2017) is loaded with emotional battles to win and lose

With every new Star Wars film comes the obvious comparisons to its predecessors. Yes there are epic space battles between X-Wings and Tie Fighters. Yes there are wild twirling lightsaber fights. And most importantly there is the deep, spiritual and emotional journey of our characters (some more than others). These have always and will always be the staple of Star Wars films. Where director Rian Johnson succeeds is in trying to balance the good versus evil and the light versus the dark and for a film in the middle of a trilogy that can be tricky. And oddly enough it’s the middle of this movie that seems to be unsettled whilst its beginning and ends seem to stick the landing. ... Continue Reading

Film Review: X-Men: Apocalypse (M 15+) (USA, 2016)

X-Men: Apocalypse delivers the super fights, the superhero costumes, the supervillain and the super team. But was this latest X-Men film so special that, if it was a person, it would be enrolled at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters? Yes and no.... Continue Reading

DVD Review: Show Me A Hero (USA, 2015)

Leave it to David Simon, the creator of The Wire, to turn a story about housing developments into the one of the richest miniseries television has seen in years. Show Me A Hero is a six-episode miniseries that adapts the real-world story behind the enforcement of federally-mandated public housing in the American city of Yonkers. ... Continue Reading