Disappointingly Average: A review of “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

Rating: ★★ 1/2 I love The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series. The Swedish films are excellent and David Fincher’s US adaptation was a decent watch too. Lisbeth Salander is such an iconic and well-written character, so her return to the big screen was met with much anticipation. With a new cast and new story I was looking forward to seeing it, catching a Limitless preview screening … Continue reading Disappointingly Average: A review of “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

The holiday from hell: A review of “Welcome Home”

  Rating: ★★★ 1/2 We’ve all had holidays that didn’t go according to plan, but George Ratliff’s new thriller takes this idea to a whole new level. Welcome Home follows couple Cassie and Bryan as they travel to Italy together. They’ve rented a secluded, spacious home for a few days, so they can spend some quality time together. So far, so simple. However, it’s soon revealed that they’ve … Continue reading The holiday from hell: A review of “Welcome Home”

“Ekaj”: A gritty, raw portrait of a teenage runaway

Rating: ★★★ 1/2 When I was first introduced to Ekaj, I genuinely thought it was a documentary. The realisation that it was in fact a work of fiction took me by surprise, and this is a testament to the directing style of Cati Gonzalez. She has gone to great lengths to make this film feel as real as possible. None of the actors in the film are … Continue reading “Ekaj”: A gritty, raw portrait of a teenage runaway

Halloween 2018: Michael’s back, back again

Rating: ★★★ Happy Halloween everyone! What better way to celebrate than with my review of the latest in the Halloween franchise? 40 years after John Carpenter’s iconic horror film, we are greeted with a brand new instalment in Michael Myers’ saga. It feels like a really special moment for horror fans, as we reflect on the original decades later. The opening credits pay homage to the 1978 … Continue reading Halloween 2018: Michael’s back, back again

Collabs: Cinemania Nightmares Ep.4 “Halloween Smashes the Box Office and more!”

I spoke to Duane from Cinemania about Halloween‘s recent box office success, plus lots more horror news and discussions. You can listen to our full discussion here: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-i6ft6-9d2f65 Don’t forget to follow Cinemania on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Continue reading Collabs: Cinemania Nightmares Ep.4 “Halloween Smashes the Box Office and more!”

Calling all Marvel fans: Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N is coming to ExCel London!

  I’m super excited to share the news of this brand new event with all of you. Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N is coming to ExCel London between November 2018 and March 2019! Any Marvel fans do not want to miss this experience as it sounds absolutely incredible. It has already had a very successful run in New York, Seoul, Paris, Singapore, Beijing, Taipei and Las Vegas, it’s London’s … Continue reading Calling all Marvel fans: Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N is coming to ExCel London!

A haunting look at fame, love and addiction: My thoughts on “A Star Is Born”

Rating: ★★★★ As a fan of both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, I was intrigued when a new remake of A Star Is Born was announced. Despite not having seen either of its predecessors, I vaguely knew what the story was about and was interested by the chosen pairing, especially since this is Cooper’s directorial debut. I went into this film with an open heart and mind. … Continue reading A haunting look at fame, love and addiction: My thoughts on “A Star Is Born”

“Venom”: It’s not as bad as you might think…

Rating: ★★★ It feels like everyone has something to say about Venom. Amongst critics and fans, it’s caused a lot of debate and controversy. Whenever this happens, I tend to find myself becoming even more curious about the film because if everyone else has strong words to say, maybe I will too? Before I begin my review I just want to put in a quick disclaimer: I … Continue reading “Venom”: It’s not as bad as you might think…