Review: Wonder Woman

'Wonder Woman' is a success in large part because of the superb, emotional and often stirring performance from Gal Gadot who nails the character's drive, naivety and willpower. The relationship between Diana Prince and Steve Trevor is the core bloodline of this film; binding energy with a compelling case to push the narrative forward even in … Continue reading Review: Wonder Woman

Review: Baywatch

'Baywatch' works when it provides a stylised, self-referential parody of itself, with its beautifully shot slow-mos, underwater sequences and over-the-top drama. However, there is little of that here, with the film instead utilising juvenile humour that gets boring very quickly and a formulaic narrative that is neither interesting nor worthy of its talented cast's time. … Continue reading Review: Baywatch

Review: War Machine

After two hours I couldn't tell you what this film really hoped to achieve, its purpose, or its position on the plethora of war related themes it brings up. The director/writer repeatedly mishandles the material, constructing a film of uneven pace that provides focus to the minutiae and irrelevant, and skims over the far more important and … Continue reading Review: War Machine

Review: Get Out

The social commentary this film provides is of course its most impactful element; a seemingly honest representation of both indoctrination and suppression, the concept of the survival of the fittest being layered upon racial politics and utility. It's an enticing but uncomfortable journey, one that benefits from an excellent lead performance and Jordan Peele balancing the … Continue reading Review: Get Out

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The last third of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is masterclass filmmaking. There is an assortment of emotions created that not only feel organic and earned but are riveting in their complexity. The film promotes a constant discussion of the consumption of purpose, both through symbolic imagery and potent dialogue, reminding the audience of … Continue reading Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Review: The Fate of the Furious

Fast and Furious is what it is and this eighth entry gets that and pushes it even further. F. Gary Gray delivers a bombastic, over the top experience of contrived mayhem and pointless plot twists. It's intellectually lacking and certainly not original in its scope, but the action is tantalising, the set pieces beautifully shot, … Continue reading Review: The Fate of the Furious

Review: The Discovery

'The Discovery' is extremely direct, going full throttle with some incredibly heavy themes and philosophical, and slightly pataphysical, ideas. At points throughout this film, the themes of the need to rationalise the unknown, the consequence of truth, human curiosity and the extent of love are exceptionally well handled. The writing weaves them throughout dialogue, making them … Continue reading Review: The Discovery