• Mars Deflects: ‘2036 – Origin Unknown’ lacks gravity…

    When the first manned shuttle to Mars in 2030 ends up with the loss of ship and crew, efforts to find out what happened are initiated. Six years pass and with a massive leap forward in self-building tech, the decision is made to use AI technology to oversee the...
  • To ‘Infinity’ and Beyond. Marvel’s empire strikes back.

    After watching his homeworld’s resources being incapable of supporting his civilisation the mad Titan, Thanos (James Brolin) came to the conclusion that only halving the universe’s population would ensure the survival of everyone left. Such reaping would not be swayed by money, power or position, he would see the...
  • Historically imperative, but ‘Shock and Awe’ lacks both…

    The morning of September 11th 2001 changed many lives, the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and other targets by forces allied to Osama Bin Laden became a pivotal moment in history for individuals and an entire country’s place in the world. In the days...
  • Nailed it. Silence is golden for ‘A Quiet Place’…

    A group of people slowly make their way around the ramshackle remains of a small city store – its staff, inhabitants and a majority of its stock now long gone. It’s soon clear that this isn’t some opportunistic theft, but a family on the wrong side of something recent...
  • Original Syntax: ‘Spinning Man’ merely gets dizzy…

    Evan Birch (Guy Pearce) teaches philosophy at the local college and specialises in linguistics – the art of saying, or not saying, what one means by carefully choosing words. He has a reputation as a strong but diffident academic, the kind that is smart but not always easy to...
  • Hostage to Truth: Intrigue amongst ‘Beirut’s carnage…

    It’s 1972 and like almost any other time in its existence, Beirut is a tinderbox of conflicting agendas often held together by hope, anger and pragmatic alliances against other enemies. Mason Skiles (John Hamm) is a fast-talking diplomat, a respected negotiator and mover and shaker of legendary ability who...
  • UnSane: Soderbergh’s mental state of independence…

    Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy) has recently moved to the big city and though she’s good at her day job as a financial analyst. But she seems to be a numbers person not a people person and despite her best efforts, her personal life is a brittle disaster. We learn...
  • Croft Extension: Latest ‘Tomb Raider’ just plunders past…

    Lara Croft grew up on a vast estate with all the benefits that could offer Рexcept a father who was consistently off on business-trips in the four corners of the world.  Seven years ago, Richard Croft (Samuel West) vanished on such an expedition and the young woman Lara...
  • ‘I Kill Giants’: Tale of grief that quirks, rests and slays…

    Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe) is not really a fan of people. She seems to be at constant odds with her siblings, has few friends and would much prefer to play Dungeons & Dragons rather than PE. But if there’s one thing she dislikes more than people… it’s giants. She...