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John Wick Chapter 2 Review

In my last book, I reviewed the first John Wick, and earlier in this book, I reviewed the third chapter, so here I am closing the circle. The John Wick series is a classic example of a franchise growing in scale with each instalment. The first film was one man looking for revenge after his…

John Wick Review

This is one of those films that gets more interesting the more you learn about it. I was reading an article on the upcoming third instalment of this franchise recently, and it detailed the origins of John Wick as a film, and it made for very interesting reading. The apparent aim was to make a…

Alien Review

When it comes to great directors, very few have a perfect record. Stanley Kubrick may have been a masterful filmmaker, but he also made Eyes Wide Shut, Steven Spielberg has War of the Worlds, and Quentin Tarantino has Death Proof. No-one is perfect, much less film directors. Ridley Scott is a great example of this.…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

So, with the end of the world nigh, and every person you come into contact with potentially carrying a deadly virus, it’s safe to say that the cinema isn’t a great place to be right now. Which is bad news for me, because the longer I don’t watch films, the longer I don’t write and…

The Call of the Wild Review

I’m sensing somewhat of a pattern emerging this week; what with¬†Emma¬†yesterday and this today, it must be ‘New Adaptations of Old Books’ week, or perhaps something snappier, I’ll work on it, but in the meantime, here’s a review of a film about grumpy old Harrison Ford and a dog. I can’t say I’m familiar with…

Bad Boys For Life Review

After the last few years, and after some truly terrible choices, I can only hope that Will Smith has fired his agent. Starting with 2015’s Suicide Squad, maybe even earlier, he hasn’t made a single good choice in the roles he accepts. He’s really been through the doldrums in the last few years, there was…

Jumanji: The Next Level Review

The last Jumanji film was a pleasant surprise. A reboot of a beloved childhood classic that not only paid its respects to its predecessor, but in some ways exceeded it, bringing a boatload of fresh adventure to a long-dormant title. With a talented cast (and Dwayne Johnson) the new era of Jumanji seemed bright, so…