Tag Archives: new release

Two New Releases I Enjoyed: I, Tonya (2017) & Lady Bird (2017)

I’ve been seeing a bunch of films at the cinema lately, perhaps making up for a 2016 where I barely visited. There have been a lot of quality films released recently, and it’s no coincidence that it’s Oscars season. I recently saw I, Tonya (2017) and Lady Bird (2017) – two films with extremely strong […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: All the Money in the World (2017)

Rome, 1973. Masked men kidnap a teenage boy named John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer). His grandfather, Jean Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer), is the richest man in the world, a billionaire oil magnate, but he’s notoriously miserly. His favorite grandson’s abduction is not reason enough for him to part with any of his fortune. All […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

In an effort to track down who raped and murdered her daughter, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) has three billboards erected outside her town of Ebbing, Missouri. They accuse the Sheriff (Woody Harrelson) of doing nothing to catch the killer. This causes a largely adverse reaction amongst the town’s folk , not least one of the […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real […]

A Mixed Bag at the Cinema: The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) & Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

So recently I’ve been making quick review posts about films I’ve seen at the cinema; films I’ve grouped together as being super fantastic or super disappointing. This time around, I thought I’d post about a bit of a mixed bag – one film I loved so much I wanted to hug it to death, and […]

Two New Releases I Didn’t Enjoy: The Snowman (2017); Justice League (2017)

I’ve been seeing lots of films at the cinema recently! But amongst the many hits, there can also be some significant misses. Here are brief, paragraph-long reviews on two films I saw recently, which I’d rather not spend any more time on, to be honest; and you shouldn’t either.

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Wonder Woman (2017)

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

This review will be spoiler-free, because it ultimately boils down to one sentence: This film is really, really good. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, dir. J. J. Abrams), henceforth referred to as The Force Awakens, is the first feature-length outing we’ve seen from the¬†Star Wars¬†franchise since the 2005 finale of the prequel trilogy, Revenge […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

The fifth in the Mission: Impossible film franchise, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015, dir. Christopher McQuarrie) is a fast-paced and action-packed tale of two groups trying to out-espionage one another. Its synopsis is as follows: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as […]