Review: The Third Murder

Director: Hirokazu Kore-Eda Stars: Kōji Yakusho, Masaharu Fukuyama, Suzu Hirose It's hard to believe I've never gotten around to reviewing a Hirokazu Kore-Eda film on here before, seeing as the man is responsible for some of my favourite films of recent years. A Japanese modern master frequently compared - with genuine credibility - to Yasujiro … Continue reading Review: The Third Murder

Review: Mission: Impossible: Fallout

Director: Christopher McQuarrie Stars: Tom Cruise, Sean Harris, Henry Cavill Tom Cruise is 56. For a long time he was the single most bankable star in Hollywood. The fantasy of millions. He's still an extraordinarily bankable star. Right up there. But what can he do to keep a hold of that glossy immortality? American cinema … Continue reading Review: Mission: Impossible: Fallout

Review: Escape Plan 2: Hades

Director: Stephen C Miller Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Xiaoming Huang, Dave Bautista This review was written while in the grip of both a fever and a migraine and, like the film, probably shouldn't have been attempted at all. Reader discretion is advised. Escape Plan was an enjoyable enough pile of crap, five years ago, which saw … Continue reading Review: Escape Plan 2: Hades

Review: Skyscraper

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han Around the time that Arnold Schwarzenegger hung up his spurs as the most gigantic action hero in the world in order to play governor, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was amping up his transition from the sports world to our movie theatres. It took him … Continue reading Review: Skyscraper

Review: First Reformed

Director: Paul Schrader Stars: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Philip Ettinger Paul Schrader has directed many films over the years and written many more, including Taxi Driver. Unquestionably the film he is most often praised for, Scorsese's realisation of his screenplay, together with Robert De Niro's iconic performance, locked it's status as a cinematic classic. Whatever Schrader may … Continue reading Review: First Reformed

Review: Leave No Trace

Director: Debra Granik Stars: Ben Foster, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Jeff Kober Will (Ben Foster) is a war veteran suffering the after effects of his experiences. Rejecting the clutter, chaos and waste of the modern world, he has decided to live in the woods, retreating into a dense sprawl of Oregon parkland. With him is his … Continue reading Review: Leave No Trace

Review: The First Purge

Director: Gerard McMurray Stars: Lex Scott Davis, Y'lan Noel, Jovian Wade The quality of the movies in the Purge franchise ricochets unevenly from film to film, and its tough to cite any entry as the series' defining statement thus far, yet the political capital of the series has managed to increase every time. What started out … Continue reading Review: The First Purge

Review: The Endless

Directors: Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson Stars: Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, Callie Hernandez Sometimes an idea just won't let you alone. For filmmaking duo Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, new doors were opened following the critical acclaim for their second feature Spring, and while the future will likely see them step through those doors, a notion from … Continue reading Review: The Endless