• Surface Tensions: ‘Love & Monsters’ is fun but formula…

    Over a decade ago, a falling meteorite led to a rapid mutation of many creatures on the Earth’s surface. Now even crabs, frogs, snails could prove perilous if you cross their path. That’s the reason that survivors live underground and only venture out when they have to. On the...
  • Tenet: Nolan’s latest sterile showcase is epic but empty…

    A CIA agent (John David Washington) is part of a task-force sent to extract and asset during what appears to be a terrorist attack on a massive concert-hall. However he notices that certain events during the mission don’t… feel right. He’s ultimately captured and is faced with the decision...
  • Sold-Out Asylum: ‘New Mutants’ scares up an X-it strategy…

    Something is tearing apart the reservation on which Dani Moonstar (Blu Hunt) and her father live and as things spin out of control, Dani awakens, days later, in a hospital – told that a hurricane wiped out her home and left her the only survivor for miles. She’s also...
  • Peninsula: Disappointing ‘Busan’ sequel Mad Max’s out its credit…

    It is four years after a mysterious virus tore across Korea and left thousands either dead or turned into rage-filled zombies. The world has managed to contain the outbreak but large areas of the Korean peninsula are strictly off-limits and its escaped citizens are now unwanted refugees.  That is...
  • Breaking Good: Underdog story forms a disorderly cue…

    Spencer Pryde (Sam Gittins) is a low-level criminal, acting as a runner of A-levels drugs more out of boredom than for the extra money it brings in to his cash-strapped adolescence. Near-misses and a few fatalities amongst his friends don’t deter him as he has few other choices. The...
  • Irresistible? Stewart’s feature searches for the Snark of the Covenant…

    Bruised and battered by the surprise outcome of the national 2016 election, senior campaign consultant Gary Zimmer (Steve Carell) despairs that he can make any Democrat electable and even subsequent shifts in the political landscape do little to make him want to re-enter the fray. But when one of...
  • SNAPSHOT: The ‘Alien Nation’ Legacy endures…

    In 1989 a science-fiction movie landed in cinemas, bucking the trend for major special-effects and ‘adventure romps’ – instead, it had a unique voice, and something very serious to say about the times. Alien Nation was a milestone at the time, and a police procedural like no other. The...
  • Coronavirus: Window of Opportunity – could VOD beat COVID-19?

    If, just a few weeks ago,¬† you’d asked an industry insider if major Hollywood studios might release their tentpole blockbusters to the VOD (video-on-demand) platforms instead of multiplexes you’d have been met with scorn. Each year the film industry and the cinema chains bring in billions as people gather...
  • Force Majestic? Stellar, if ‘Greatest Hits’ ending for Skywalker saga…

    The galaxy is hearing strange whispers that the long-felled Emperor Palpatine is alive – perhaps risen from his supposed grave by the dark forces of the Sith. Kylo Ren might seek to hold control of what’s left of the Empire, but he has no truck with any plan Palpatine...