Colin Farrell

The Batman Review

Much as when Spider-Man finally turned up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Matt Reeves’ The Batman smartly eschews retreading the caped crusader’s origin story, assuming correctly that after 80 years, almost everyone turning up for a Batman movie understands the lay of the land. We know who Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson) is, and why he dresses up as a bat to fight crime in the oppressive urban he...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

“Beware the prequel curse!” That’s what they told me. STAR WARS fans fell ill to it; some say LORD OF THE RINGS devotees too. Would HARRY POTTER enthusiasts suffer the same fate? I didn’t dare get excited about FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. I avoided all press, not even reading a synopsis. Of course I’d read the book, but as it’s a mock textbook and has no narrative, it gave little indi...