Review: IT Chapter Two

Director: Andy Muschietti Stars: Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy Andy Muschietti's IT felt like a culmination of everything popular horror had been trying to do in the cinema for the past 10 years. It was a grandiose, nostalgia-laced funhouse of jump scares. It moved sleekly, it looked gorgeous and - as with King's doorstop source … Continue reading Review: IT Chapter Two

Review: Glass

Director: M Night Shyamalan Stars: Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy Extreme reactions are often not constructive and point toward a preconceived bias or clouded objectivity. My writing is sometimes deliberately subjective, and I find the line between the two porous. Still, though sceptical of M Night Shyamalan's ability to work himself out of … Continue reading Review: Glass

Review: Atomic Blonde

Director: David Leitch Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella Mad Max: Fury Road posed a question that required an answer; why, in this day and age, aren't there more great female fronted action movies? It's not that such a thing doesn't exist (though they're scarce), its more that they're all too often bogged down … Continue reading Review: Atomic Blonde

Review: Split

Director: M. Night Shyamalan Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley I have a few conflicting feelings about Split, M. Night Shyamalan's new film starring James McAvoy as a man with 23 different personalities who kidnaps three teenage girls. On the one hand it feels as though, following the commercial success of his last film, The Visit … Continue reading Review: Split

Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse arrives buoyed by the critical and commercial success of both Matthew Vaughn's spirited First Class and Bryan Singer's own Days Of Future Past; both entertaining and comparatively impressive franchise instalments that have breathed new life into a series which seemed mired, for a time, by bad Wolverine spin-offs and haunted by the troubled ghost of … Continue reading Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

Review: Trance

Kinetic. If nothing else, Danny Boyle's films are always this. There's a forward striving momentum to both the man and his work which has made him something of a charmed poster-boy for UK filmmaking over the past two decades. Since Trainspotting his movie choices have set him globe-trotting, even breaching the Earth's orbit and hurtling … Continue reading Review: Trance