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Little Shop of Horrors Review

There might not be a more highly-regarded composer and songwriter in modern Hollywood than Alan Menken. For many people my age, his songs in Disney films were the soundtrack to our childhoods, and the late-80’s revival of Disney’s fortunes owes a lot of its success to Menken’s songwriting. Of course, he didn’t do this alone,…

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…

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review

Well, this is it, the end of an era. Forty-two years of galaxy-spanning adventures, of trade disputes, of lightsabre battles, of Wookies and of Jar Jar bloody Binks, we arrive at the end. This is what has been built up to since the Disney buyout, sure Force Awakens brought it back, but this is the…

Ad Astra Review

There are almost infinite possibilities with a space film. Space is unique in its isolation and pure untapped terror, seeing how little we know about it and what inhabits the quadrillions of light year’s of space that it has to offer. The past few years have been kind to us in this area, films like…

Men in Black: International Review

I have very little interest in the Men in Black franchise, to be perfectly honest with you all. The first one is such a product of the nineties that if it were a person it would have Spice Girls posters, and wear hammer pants, and its sequel isn’t much better. In other words, they haven’t…

Alita: Battle Angel Review

A while ago, on this very site, I published an opinion piece on James Cameron’s promotion of this film, within that, I was highly critical of the way in which he promoted the film, choosing to promote its visual effects over its story, while that’s a point I stand by, every film should hold up…