Review: Escape Plan (2013)

My ★★½ review of Escape Plan, the latest post-Expendables collaboration between Arnie and Sly, directed by Mikael Håfström and also starring Vinnie Jones, Sam Neill and, erm, 50 Cent…


Michael Sheen on Movie Music, feat. David Lynch

If you get the chance, make sure you check out this fascinating Radio 2 show, hosted by Michael Sheen and featuring an in-depth interview with David Lynch, on movie music and the masterful director’s eclectic career.

On the Horizon 

A link to a list of some future releases (and some current ones that I haven’t seen yet) that I’m piss-pants excited about watching.

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Originally publised on Vada, here’s my ★★½ review of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – the sequel to 2012’s divisive reboot of the film franchise – starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan.

A Year in Film: 1991

The first chapter in my new “A Year in Film” series looks at 1991; the year of The Silence of the Lambs, Naked Lunch and, erm, my birth…

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) – Revisited

With the sequel now out in the UK tomorrow, I revisit The Amazing Spider-Man – the divisive 2012 reboot of the Spider-Man movie franchise – to see if I still think it’s better than the Sam Raimi trilogy – ★★★½

Review: The Last Days on Mars (2014)

My ★★ review of The Last Days on Mars, Ruiari Robinson’s 28 Days Later / Prometheus / Doctor Who hybrid, starring Liev Schreiber and Olivia Williams.

Hall of Shame: How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

The first entry in my new “Hall of Shame” series (explained within) is How to Train Your Dragon, Chris Sanders’ and Dean DeBlois’ marvellous take on Cressida Cowell’s children’s book of the same name – ★★★½

Review: Calvary (2014)

My ★★★★ review of Calvary, the new film from John Michael McDonagh about a priest who is due to be murdered by a member of his congregation, starring Brendan Gleeson, Dylan Moran and Kelly Reilly.

Review: Labor Day (2014)

My ★★½ review of Labor Day, Jason Reitman’s adaptation of the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard, starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Gattlin Griffith.

Review: Ride Along (2014)

My ★½ review of Ride Along, the “hilarious” new “comedy” from Fantastic Four director Tim Story.

Review: Noah (2014)

My ★★★ review of Noah, the controversial new epic from the director of Requiem for a Dream, Pi and Black Swan, Mr Darren Aronofsky.

Review: Starred Up (2014)

My ★★★★½ review of Starred Up, the gritty new British prison drama from David Mackenzie, starring Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn and Rupert Friend.

Review: The Double (2014)

My ★★★½ review of The Double, the new “noir comedy” from Richard Ayoade based on the novella of the same name by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Review: Divergent (2014)

My ★ review of Divergent, Neil Burger’s adaptation of the first chapter in Veronica Roth’s Divergent Trilogy, starring Shailene Woodley.

Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

My ★★½ review of The Grand Budapest Hotel, the new comedy from divisive writer / director Wes Anderson.

Review: The Act of Killing (2013)

My ★★★★½ review of The Act of Killing, a documentary from Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn about the Indonesian anti-Communist purges and their legacy.

Review: The Monuments Men (2014)

My ★★½ review of The Monuments Men, the latest film from actor / director George Clooney.

Review: The Wolverine (2013)

My ★★ review of The Wolverine, the latest attempt to give the most famous member of the X-Men a decent solo outing, from director James Mangold.

Review: A Long Way Down (2014)

My ★★½ review of A Long Way Down, the English-language debut of director Pascal Chaumeil, based on the novel of the same name by Nick Hornby, who also authored About a Boy and High Fidelity.

Review: Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

My ★★★½ review of the latest Muppets film, in which Kermit is replaced by an evil doppelganger – Constantine – who wants to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.

Review: Captain America – The Winter Soldier (2014)

My ★★★★ review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the latest chapter in “Phase Two” of The Avengers saga.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) – Revisited

With Captain America: The Winter Soldier out on general release tomorrow, I revisit The First Avenger to see if it improves with a rewatch – ★★½

Review: The Zero Theorem (2014)

My ★★★★ review of The Zero Theorem, the final chapter in Terry Gilliam’s loose, decade-spanning dystopian satire trilogy.

Review: Endless Love (2014)

My ★ review of Endless Love, Shana Feste’s remake of Franco Zeffirelli’s critically panned adaptation of Scott Spencer’s novel of the same name.

Review: That Awkward Moment (2014)

My ★½ review of That Awkward Moment, the new “comedy” from director / writer Tom Gormican, starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan.

Review: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

My ★★½ review of Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Rob Minkoff’s modern take on the classic cartoons by Ted Key.

Review: Need for Speed (2014)

My ★★½ review of Scott Waugh’s latest film, the ironically titled Need for Speed

Fuck You, Michael Bay

So then, let’s talk about that Michael Bay fella…

Review: The Book Thief (2014)

My ★★½ review of The Book Thief, Brian Percival’s adaptation of Markus Zusak’s hit novel of the same name.