Review: Blade Runner 2049

Director: Denis Villeneuve Stars: Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Harrison Ford While it took some tweaking in the editing room to secure its legacy, Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner was about as influential a piece of science fiction cinema as the decade would ultimately see. With his team of designers, Scott - ever the … Continue reading Review: Blade Runner 2049

Review: Star Wars – The Force Awakens

This is one of the toughest reviews I've chosen to write for this blog. How to position my stance on the hugely hyped and already widely loved latest entry in the Goliath Star Wars franchise? A film which, for a while there, didn't seem likely to exist at all. Reviewing The Force Awakens requires being cagey … Continue reading Review: Star Wars – The Force Awakens

Why I Love… #73: Blade Runner

Year: 1982 / 1992 / 2007 Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Harrison Ford (Deckard), Sean Young (Rachel), Rutger Hauer (Roy Batty), William Sanderson (J.F. Sebastian), Daryl Hannah (Pris), Edward James Olmos (Gaff), Brion James (Leon Kowalski), Joanna Cassidy (Zhora), Joe Turkel (Dr. Tyrell) Genre: Science Fiction / Thriller Ridley Scott's brand of science fiction is wet. … Continue reading Why I Love… #73: Blade Runner

Why I Love… #72: The Conversation

Year: 1974 Director: Francis Ford Coppola Stars: Gene Hackman (Harry Caul), John Cazale (Stan), Allen Garfield (Bernie Moran), Frederic Forrest (Mark), Cindy Williams (Ann), Harrison Ford (Martin Stett). Genre: Drama / Thriller At the time of writing Dan Gilroy's slick Nightcrawler has just hit the cinemas, a new yet decidedly retro-feeling thriller that satirises shock-hungry 24 … Continue reading Why I Love… #72: The Conversation

Why I Love… #61: Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

Year: 1984 Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones), Kate Capshaw (Willie Scott), Ke Huy Quan (Short Round), Amrish Puri (Mola Ram) Genre: Action / Adventure Fans of the second Indiana Jones movie, The Temple of Doom, must've been thankful when Kingdom of the Crystal Skull turned out to be such a turkey. Okay, a … Continue reading Why I Love… #61: Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

Review: Ender’s Game

Ender's Game presents me with something of a problem. This is a film for children. The stars are predominantly children. It's about children. The plot is pretty childish. I am a 30-year-old man. I don't have children. I don't really relate to them. How then do I review this movie? Who is my audience here? … Continue reading Review: Ender’s Game