SPECTRE – Spoiler Review
Bond

SPECTRE – Spoiler Review

Casino Royale pulled the Bond template apart to start fresh, giving us a raw and unpolished Bond in a world without gadgets and eccentric villains. The suggestion then was that this was the new Bond, the serious, semi-realistic and edgy Bond; the Bond for the 2000s. Then we got Skyfall, which ended on very familiar … Continue reading

It Follows: Review
Horror

It Follows: Review

Horror seems to be going through something of a renaissance this century. After the slasher-heavy cheapness of the 80s, the irony of the 90s, and the influx of remakes and misguided torture porn movies of the early 2000s, it seems that the horror movie is finally back on form. A quick search of modern classics … Continue reading

The Innkeepers: Review
Horror

The Innkeepers: Review

Ti West has emerged as one of the most interesting horror directors working today, though his films remain polarising for fans of the genre. West has developed a particular, steady style which takes the slowburn narrative to its extremes, and some find this approach dull. It could be argued that his movies contain a whole … Continue reading

Ranking the Harry Potter Movies: From Worst to Best
Action/Adventure / Features

Ranking the Harry Potter Movies: From Worst to Best

Though not really related to Christmas at all, there’s something very festive about the Harry Potter movies, which explains why ITV are showing every single one this December. Maybe it’s something to do with the series’ sense of childlike wonder and magic, its lazy Sunday afternoon vibe, or even, like Bond, its quintessential Britishness – there’s … Continue reading

Drive
Films / Thriller

Drive

It’s hard to believe that Drive initially started as an action vehicle for Hugh Jackman before landing in the hands of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn – a man best known for his brutal Pusher trilogy – with Ryan Gosling firmly established in the lead role. The film, based on James Sallis’s unusual and dark crime novel, … Continue reading