Bumblebee – Travis Knight 2018

Colourful, fun and simple, Bumblebee is a rather fun time drawing on nostalgic elements of the 80's and the over the top nature of the Transformers franchise. With great effects, action scenes and characters there's a lot to like here and represents a remarkable improvement following the Bay saga. Emerging from his origins of animation Travis Knight directs his … Continue reading Bumblebee – Travis Knight 2018

Creed II – Steven Caple Jr. (2018)

It's back and it's bigger and better than ever. The Rocky franchise returns with Creed II and delivers one of the best outings in the franchise. Brutal, emotional, exciting and engaging, Steven Caple Jr. has surpassed all expectations with his first Hollywood Feature which makes it only more exciting to see what he is going to do next.  Directing … Continue reading Creed II – Steven Caple Jr. (2018)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – David Yates (2018)

A 2 hour and a quarter hour film that tells a ten minute story. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is an unfortunate reminder that even the best loved franchises are little more than cash cows, attempting to squeeze as much money out of the fan-base as they can. With few events that will have any lasting … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – David Yates (2018)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Joel and Ethan Coen (2018)

Lacking any satisfactory pay off throughout, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a bit of a drag. Featuring six fairly enjoyable stories, it is very easy to get bored and distracted as you make your way through the two-hour collection. However good performances and a consistent tone, typical of the Coen Brothers, save it from … Continue reading The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Joel and Ethan Coen (2018)

Venom – Ruben Fleischer (2018)

Failing to do anything special, Venom hardly stands out in a market that is drowning in Superhero and comic book films. With few bright sparks the film is ultimately a disappointment. However those bright sparks are bright indeed which save it from being the train-wreck many expected it to be. Following the lacklustre Gangster Squad (2013) Ruben … Continue reading Venom – Ruben Fleischer (2018)