May/June 1940. 400,000 British soldiers are holed up in the French port town of Dunkirk. The only way out is via sea, and the Germans have air superiority, bombing the British soldiers and ships. The situation looks dire and, in desperation, Britain sends civilian boats to try to evacuate the beleaguered forces. This is that […]Read more "Dunkirk"
Let’s be clear on this: Superman IV is not a great film. It’s not an absolutely godawful film either though, and there are plenty of those (I’m talking to you, Jaws: The Revenge…). Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of bad things in it, but it also has the makings of what could have been […]Read more "Guilty Pleasure: Superman IV: The Quest For Peace"
In honour of the great man’s 75th birthday this week, have a look at my Top 10 films starring Harrison Ford. Having been a fan of his since I first realised as a kid that he was Han Solo and Indiana Jones, this was a much harder task than I bargained for. He has been […]Read more "Top 10: Harrison Ford"
Spider-Man swings back into cinemas in the best Spider-film since Spider-Man 2 13 years ago, and also one of the best MCU films. It is also be the funniest MCU entry, challenging Guardians Of The Galaxy and Ant-Man for the crown. Peter Parker is brought back down to Earth following his mini-adventure with the Avengers, as seen […]Read more "Spider-Man: Homecoming"
It’s hard to believe but it is now 20 years since the release of Face/Off, John Woo’s high concept action film starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage as FBI agent Sean Archer and terrorist Castor Troy respectively, who, through a convoluted plot device, swap faces and trade lives. In cinemas two decades ago this film […]Read more "Look back: Face/Off"
As it’s Father’s Day this weekend, I thought I would share with you my Top 10 Movie Dads. There are some very different characters on the list but they all share the same wish to do they best they can for their children in whichever way they can. But hey, isn’t that what we all […]Read more "Top 10: Movie Dads"
The crew of the USCSS Covenant, on a colonisation mission, are woken early from their hyper sleep and divert from their course to investigate a rogue signal which appears to be human, and encounter David, the synthetic survivor from the Prometheus. Ridley Scott’s second film in a proposed trilogy of prequels to the Alien series […]Read more "Alien: Covenant"