All of my 2019 reviews!

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Klaus Review

It isn’t very often I review a Netflix movie. In fact, I’ve only done two: Bright and The Irishman (although I saw The Irishman in cinema, during its limited release) two films at VERY distant opposites on the quality scale. This isn’t because I consider Netflix films any lesser than others, streaming is the future…

Queen & Slim Review

So, this film isn’t actually scheduled to come out here in the U.K. for another month and a half, but thanks to my local cinema’s Secret Screenings (thanks Cineworld!) I got to see it early. I hadn’t heard much about this film, in fact, I’d heard next to nothing. I knew it existed and as…

Charlie’s Angels Review

Now pretty much seems like the perfect time to make a Charlie’s Angels reboot. After all, Hollywood seems to be waking up to the box-office power of female-led films in the wake of #MeToo, and I’d say that we have more than enough macho action heroes around, so making a kick-ass female team sounds like…

Playing With Fire Review

It’s difficult to observe the career of John Cena without comparing it to Dwayne Johnson’s. In many ways, Johnson forged the path for Cena to follow, out of the world of wrestling and into the world of Hollywood. Strange then, that this film’s premise should remind me to much of a past film that starred…

Frozen 2 Review

Those who have children, or have children in the family should remember the first Frozen with a mixture or warmth and dread. The film, and that dratted song, has been pretty much omnipresent in the half-decade since its initial release, making north of a billion dollars, and that kind of success simply does not go…

Knives Out Review

Traditional murder mysteries are somewhat of a rare commodity these days. The days of sleuths like Jessica Fletcher, Hercules Poirot and Miss Marple are mostly over. But in Hollywood, nothing is truly dead which can eternal lie, and things are bound to come back around. A few years ago we had a stylish retelling of…

21 Bridges Review

It’s fair to say that the Russo Brothers have had a busy few years. They had the keys to the MCU castle for a good few years and delivered some extremely memorable Superhero films, so how do you follow up a 1-2 punch like Infinity War and Endgame? Why by making a run-of-the-mill cop thriller…

The Peanut Butter Falcon Review

Those who read my little rants disguised as reviews on a regular basis, will remember that I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m a fan on professional wrestling and I have been since I was young. Sadly, when the worlds of wrestling and films intersect, they often end in disaster. Dwayne Johnson and John Cena…

The Irishman Review

There are few directors working in Hollywood right now with the prestige of Martin Scorsese. A masterful director, his legacy would have been secured as one of the all-time greats if he’d have stopped making films in around 1982, instead he carried on, now almost into his sixth decade as a filmmaker, he still manages…