Adapting their animated classics into live action films seems to be one of Disney's current trends. The latest story to receive the live action treatment is Aladdin, which happens to be one of my favourite Disney films. The main story of this retelling follows what you most likely already know. Aladdin (Mena Massoud) is a … Continue reading Aladdin – Movie Review – A vivid and magical retelling.
Most people thought the Toy Story franchise was over after the perfect conclusion of the third film. Well Disney & Pixar had other plans, so here we have Toy Story 4, a film that has left many people questioning the reason for it's existence. - This instalment follows Woody and the gang, as they try … Continue reading Toy Story 4 – Movie Review – The final goodbye.
By this point most people know what to expect with the John Wick franchise. The first film was one of 2014's pleasant surprises, and it's 2017 sequel did not disappoint either. The third instalment in the trilogy continues right where the last film ended. The titular character portrayed by Keanu Reeves has a $14 million … Continue reading John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Movie Review – A neon drenched symphony of violence.
It's no secret. I loved Gareth Edwards's 2014 Godzilla and I still do til this day. It's a masterpiece of scale that features breathtaking visuals and a well tuned sense of suspense and build up. That build up was a controversial aspect, because many felt the titular monster didn't appear enough. Well Godzilla: King of … Continue reading Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Movie Review – A colossal monster mash up.
To give you some quick context for this review, M. Night Shyamalan's 2000 film Unbreakable sits up among my favourites of all time. I consider it to be a masterful film that deconstructs the fundamentals of comic book story telling, and takes an insightful look into the relationship between the hero and the villain, within the confines … Continue reading Glass – Movie Review – A poetic and highly rewarding conclusion.
Based on true events, The Upside follows Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston) a wealthy quadriplegic who hires an unemployed former criminal, Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) to assist him with his day to day life. - For those who are unaware this is an American remake of the 2011 French film The Intouchables, and just for the record I have … Continue reading The Upside – Movie Review – Heartwarmingly funny.
The Favourite is set in 18th century England and follows a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) as she occupies the throne, whilst her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant named Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm begins to create a battle of wits between herself and Lady … Continue reading The Favourite – Movie Review – An idiosyncratic period drama.