Science Fiction as a genre comes in multiple flavours; there is the impossible science fantasy of Star Wars, the similarly impossible but seemingly plausible Star Trek or the more hard-sci-fi of The Expanse. The reason why I start a review of a film dealing with Life from Mars attacking people on the International Space Station... Continue Reading →

Power Rangers

Based on the kid's TV show of the same name, Power Rangers follows five teens with attitude who are given special abilities by a face in the wall called Zordon. Together they fight Rita Repulsa an evil Power Ranger hellbent on destroying all life on earth with a giant monster called Goldar.   Now I... Continue Reading →

Get Out

Oh boy, this is going to be incredibly awkward to talk about. Right so, to start off, I should clarify my perspective. I am a white, middle class, British male. I consider myself to be pretty liberal socially, and I would hope that I am not racist. However, Get Out, a horror film directed by... Continue Reading →

Beauty and the Beast

Disney have been making fairytales into box office gold for the better part of 80 years now. Their version of ancient stories have become so pervasive in modern culture that when I mention Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, it is probably the animated films you think of first rather than the original Brothers... Continue Reading →

Kong: Skull Island

King Kong as a series is over 80 years old, with 7 films made, and more to come in the future. A literal cinematic giant, one wonders how filmmakers have managed to keep the original story of Kong fresh for new audiences. Well in the case of Kong: Skull Island directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts answers... Continue Reading →


Oscar season has happened like it always does. It is usually wrong on the big awards: Best Actress for example, yes I am still mad and will continue to be so until next week when I will have forgotten all about the awards. There is always the same conversation around the Oscars, are they still... Continue Reading →

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