Science Fiction

Madame Web Review

What started with a unique premise and intricate storyline, Madame Web quickly became more tangled up than, well, a fly in a spider’s web. In an effort to tap into the Spider-Man hype, (delicately without ever mentioning everyone’s favourite web-slinger overtly), director S.J. Clarkson took a former side character from the comic pages and gave her the full-fledged superhero movie treatment, which ...

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes Review

Francis Lawrence (Catching Fire, Mockingjay films) continues to realise Suzanne Collin’s Panem and the aristocratic machinations of that fictional, dystopian future. Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes acts as a prequel to the much loved Hunger Games saga, following an adolescent Corolianas Snow (Tom Blyth- Billy the Kid) as he comes into this world an already downtrodden and bitter individual, with mu...

Meg 2: The Trench Review

Meg 2: The Trench sinks its teeth into cinemas this week from Warner Bros. Pictures. After what feels like forever since 2018’s The Meg, fans of the creature feature are hoping for another fin-tastic entry in the franchise.  In this mega second instalment, Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) spearheads the Mana One team’s venture into the uncharted depths of the Mariana Trench. They discover a myst...

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Review

During the ’90s, a new faction of Transformers – the Maximals – join the Autobots as allies in the battle for Earth.

The Flash Review

The Flash races into cinemas this week as Warner Bros. Pictures releases one of the last films in its current DCEU timeline, and one of its biggest gambles to date. After more than 10 years in development, WB and fans alike are hoping that The Flash was worth the wait after all this time. In a collision of worlds, Barry Allen AKA The Flash (Ezra Miller) harnesses his superhuman speed to journey ba...

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Review

Sony Pictures’ latest superhero flick, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, swings into cinemas this week. After many years, this long-awaited sequel is hoping to amaze fans in a spectacular fashion. And with its predecessor being so widely loved, this instalment had some big shoes to fill. Brooklyn’s one-and-only Spider-Man, Miles Morales, embarks on a journey through the Multiverse after r...

M3GAN Review

Risking comparison to murderous doll flicks of yesteryear, M3gan swings gracefully on screen in January 2023 with mechanical grace and manic sass. Based on the promo material alone, one can be forgiven for passing the film off as a gender bent Chucky riff. This is a disservice. On viewing it is clear, director Gerard Johnstone, screenwriter Akela Cooper, producers James Wan and Jason Blum have cra...

Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon Review

From Ana Lily Amirpour, acclaimed director of a film about a dangerous girl who punishes bad people with her fangs, comes Mona Lisa And The Blood Moon, a film about a dangerous girl who punishes bad people with her mind. Starring Jeon Jong-seo as the eponymous heroine, Craig Robinson as the cop pursuing her and Kate Hudson as you’ve never seen her, this is a highly enjoyable neon-soaked romp that ...

Nope Review

Below is a somewhat spoiler-y (though not as spoiler-y as its three minute trailer) review of Nope. I’m still not entirely sure where I land on the film, so please take the following appraisal as a first impression left on the stove for a few days and only just remembered. Nope stands for Not Of Planet Earth and may describe the state of Jordan Peele’s mind as he dreamed up his third feature ̵...

Jurassic World Dominion Review

Jurassic World: Dominion roars into cinemas concluding the iconic Jurassic saga that has spanned nearly 30 years. Director Colin Trevorrow returns to direct the final film in the “World” trilogy, which he first started back in 2015. Trying to please both generations of fans all while wrapping up the 6-film saga is no easy task, but thankfully Trevorrow delivers.  Set a few years after the events o...

Everything Everywhere All at Once Review

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE is a time-bending ride through multiple universes. Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) is a woman in her late fifties. She runs a laundromat business with her husband Waymond (Key Huy Quan). They are currently under pressure because the IRS want a review of the couple’s taxes. Previously, Evelyn attempted to cut corners in this process and this has brought the Wangs to th...

Morbius Review

I’m not entirely sure what goes on at those culty gatherings hosted on MarsIsland (perhaps an Elizabeth Báthory approach to skincare) but it seems to work for probable real-life vampire Jared Leto, whose inability to age is, at this point, slightly concerning. It’s a shame, then, that his dedication to acting is not given the same priority as his quest for eternal youth. Known for going way too ha...