Review: Logan

Director: James Mangold Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen Did we realise, two years ago, that we were living in an age of superhero stagnation? Yes, probably, very much so. The glut of spandex movies has been pressing for a number of years. I can even remember talking about exhaustion on the subject way … Continue reading Review: Logan

Review: John Wick Chapter Two

Director: Chad Stahelski Stars: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Riccardo Scamarcio John Wick was a happy curio in the post-award season wastes of 2015; a self-aware twist on the trad US action B-movie bolstered by a refreshed Keanu Reeves and the visual discipline of its creators - former stunt players Derek Kolstad and Chad Stahelski - … Continue reading Review: John Wick Chapter Two

Review: A Touch Of Sin

Jia Zhangke's latest film, A Touch Of Sin, has caused something of a stir in his native China, where censors refused the film's screening. It seems generally believed that this is not only because of the film's violence (which is considerable at times, but far from boundary-breaking), but also thanks to the greater depiction of a … Continue reading Review: A Touch Of Sin

Review: Only God Forgives

First thing's first, and a crucial caveat for Only God Forgives; this is not Drive 2. Whatever you may think based on the advertising campaign, or whatever you may be wishing for, this is not that movie. Give up on that one for the time being. The second collaboration between auteur director Nicolas Winding Refn and … Continue reading Review: Only God Forgives