Christian Gudegast’s Den of Thieves doesn’t ever seem to break new ground but yet it remains engaging throughout. Heist films are like gold robberies, there are plenty of efforts at doing one but only a select few make it. Den of Thieves tries a few new things but ends up […]

Den of Thieves



This is a film of two parts. The opening is very slow and restrained, especially from Nicholas Cage as Red Miller, but it does a good job of setting the scene for Red and the love of his life, Mandy as they go about their peaceful life, squirrelled away in […]

Mandy



Xavier Legrand’s debut feature-length, French language film Custody, which he has also written, is a continuation of his own 2013 short film, Just Before Losing Everything. The short film details the efforts of Miriam (Léa Drucker) to get herself and her children away from the husband and father and it is […]

Custody



Film can be viewed very differently, especially when put into context by the time that they are released. Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman has hit at exactly the right time, mixing the contemporary with the 1970’s period, it looks back and resonates forward at the same time. So much of the events […]

BlacKkKlansman



Leigh Whannell’s Upgrade is a chilling and taut thriller/body horror about one man’s pursuit for truth after his wife’s death. The issue here is that he has been paralysed in the same incident that killed his wife. Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green) is an anomaly in this future day and […]

Upgrade



Well, see, it’s complicated. ‘Cause when I first saw Ant-Man and The Wasp, I was in a good place. And I’m not talking about The Good Place. My girl just got a raise. And I was like, “Damn, girl, you earning even more money now?” And she’s like, “Yeah, I […]

Ant-Man and The Wasp



So, Jason “The Stath” Statham against a giant prehistoric shark? It was always going to be a ridiculous film given the premise and the cast and it certainly didn’t let me down: B-Movie sensibilities on a big budget. Being a joint China/US venture means that we get to see somewhere […]

The Meg



Last Chance U changes school from East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) to Independence Community College (ICC), Kansas for this year’s show. There is an added on extra episode outside of the ICC run to follow up what happened after the show’s cameras stopped rolling at EMCC, which is interesting to […]

Last Chance U Season 3



A Prayer Before Dawn, directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire (Johnny Mad Dog) and adapted from Billy Moore’s book of the same name, details the story of Billy as he lives a life of excess in Thailand but subsequently gets incarcerated in a Thai prison for his drug dealing. From the start you […]

A Prayer Before Dawn



Another impossible mission for the Impossible Mission Force you say? Oh, yes. Yes it is! Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) surely has pulled off enough of these so called “impossible” missions for them to be downgraded, no? His success rate is pretty high, barring some individual losses along the way, but […]

Mission: Impossible – Fallout