All of my 2017 reviews!

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Dunkirk Review

I have to admit to some trepidation going into this movie. After all with a subject like World War II, and one so grounded in realism is unlikely to surprise, after all the war has been over for 70+ years so it’s safe to say we know who came out victorious. However, there is one…

War For The Planet of the Apes Review

Let it first be said that I’m late to this particular Simian bandwagon. It was only a few months ago that I first watched Rise (of the Planet of the Apes) and Dawn (see past brackets) and was utterly astounded at the level of storytelling achieved by CG Apes (led by Andy Serkis, natch) and…

Logan Review

I remember when the first trailer for this was released, I usually don’t get hung up on trailers as they can colour your view of a movie, and don’t usually tell you much about the film, so when I saw the trailer and it instantly made me 100x more interested in the movie you know…

Baby Driver Review

One of the greatest thrills I can imagine is a movie that takes you by surprise, I was exposed to zero build-up to this movie, didn’t see a trailer and don’t think I saw a poster, all I knew when I went in was it was directed by Edgar Wright (whose work I’m a fan…

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

The MCU soldiers on in this entry, the first solo outing for the webslinger in the MCU, after making his long-awaited debut in the franchise in Captain America: Civil War, we’re nine years on from the start of the MCU and the quality hasn’t seemed to drop in the last few years, so let’s get…

Gran Torino Review

So, I’ve done a few current movie reviews, I thought I’d branch out and add my comments on an older film that I find particularly interesting, in one way or another. So, Clint Eastwood then, he’s a bit of a marmite actor by all accounts, some like him, some don’t, personally I can take or…

Hampstead Movie Review

Was a tough one to name, this. Without the word ‘movie’ thrown in there it may have looked like a review of a place, and seeing as I’ve never visited Hampstead, neither know particularly where it is (although I’ve an inkling that it may be near London) that would be quite misleading. Anyway, Hampstead. You…

The Boss Baby Review

So, from time to time, my fiancĂ©e chooses our film at the cinema, after this choice however, she might not for a long time. A film I was expecting less than nothing from somehow managed to still be disappointing even with the lowest possible expectations. I don’t think I’ve ever sat through worse dross in…

Star Wars Prequels: A Rant

So, Star Wars is going through somewhat of a resurgence recently. The Force Awakens made enough money to make Bill Gates blush, and Rogue One added another boatload of cash to the official Disney money-pile. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve been reaping the rewards, Force Awakens was a more than worthy entry into the main…

Pirate’s of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge Review

So, I went into this movie not expecting much. I’d enjoyed the first Two Pirates movies years ago, mostly for the swashbuckling adventure and Jack Sparrow, of course. But time was not kind to this franchise. It’s third and fourth instalments both range from over-long to downright unnecessary. So will this fifth adventure bring life…