One Bad Day – Joker, Todd Philips (2019)

Led by an Oscar worthy performance from Joaquin Phoenix, Joker tells the origin story on screen of the iconic Batman villain. It's not perfect by any means and there is warranted controversy surrounding its thematic message. However it is a compelling watch that is almost completely carried by Phoenix's performance and a very well designed soundtrack, even … Continue reading One Bad Day – Joker, Todd Philips (2019)

The Dark Knight – Christopher Nolan (2008)

A masterpiece of action-thriller cinema, The Dark Knight brings a version of Batman that whilst not comic book accurate, exists on its own terms. Delivering a thematically heavy story and coupling it with a simple delivery gives the film a natural fast pace right to the finish. Continuing his grounded, hyper realistic version of the iconic Caped … Continue reading The Dark Knight – Christopher Nolan (2008)

Spider-Man: Far from Home – Jon Watts (2019)

Given a very tough act to follow, Spider-Man: Far From Home delivers wonderfully in the personal development of Peter Parker following the events of Avengers: Endgame. Whilst the action sequences might not quite be as epic they certainly service the film well and allow for some really quite memorable moments that won't just get lost in the fallout of … Continue reading Spider-Man: Far from Home – Jon Watts (2019)

Avengers: Endgame – Joe and Anthony Russo (2019)

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS It's epic, it's loud and it's colourful. Avengers: Endgame brings together a celebration of all things MCU and ties off nicely the Infinity Saga. If you haven't seen it already, you really should. This is something people are going to be talking about for years. 11 years and 22 films in the making, Joe … Continue reading Avengers: Endgame – Joe and Anthony Russo (2019)

Hellboy – Neil Marshall (2019)

Horrendous in almost everyway, the Hellboy franchise reboot falls flat on its face with bad dialogue, a boring story and utterly disengaging action sequences. There is quite literally nothing good about this film.  Directing his first cinema feature release in nine years, Neil Marshall helms the Hellboy franchise reboot. Wiping the slate clean of Del Toro's duo of Hellboy films, released … Continue reading Hellboy – Neil Marshall (2019)

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)