Power Rangers

Power Rangers

The 90s pop culture icon Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers gets a high budget Hollywood reboot in Dean Israelite’s Power Rangers. I’ll preface this by saying that I was a huge fan of the original series back in the day. I was the right age to be obsessed with it and watching the show defined a lot…

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Disney retells the tale as old as time in Bill Condon’s live action adaptation of their animated classic Beauty and the Beast. Everyone surely knows the story by now. A prince is cursed to live out his days as a beast unless he can find true love before the last petal of a rose falls….

Get Out

Get Out

An African-American man goes to visit his Caucasian girlfriend’s family and discovers that things aren’t what they seem in Jordan Peele’s Get Out. For me, horror is always at its best when it plays on fears that people can understand and relate to. If the subject matter is something that makes people think of their…

Free Fire

Free Fire

A gun deal goes horribly wrong and results in an extended shoot out between rival gangs in Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire. My quick summary of the story above is pretty much all there is to it. The gun deal goes badly and the two sides take shots at one another until the film ends. Stretching out…

Kong: Skull Island

Kong

The recently Christened Monsterverse delivers its second entry with Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island which marks the return of the iconic giant ape last seen in Peter Jackson’s 2005 film King Kong. I wasn’t a fan of Godzilla. Despite its beautiful cinematography and exciting monster fight sequences the general experience was a dud so I…

Logan

Logan

James Mangold’s Logan places Hugh Jackman’s Logan aka Wolverine in a bleak future where he is growing older, his powers are failing him and pretty much all hope has been lost. This changes when a mysterious young girl with ties to his past comes into his life. Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is the first name many…

A Cure for Wellness

Wellness

A young executive is sent to a “wellness centre” for the super rich to retrieve the CEO of the company he works to clear up accounting regularities but he soon finds that the facility isn’t what it seems in Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness. The best way to describe this film is “weird” which…

Patriot’s Day

Patriot's Day

Peter Berg’s Patriot’s Day tells the tragic story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the ensuing manhunt by celebrating the people involved. It’s easy to think that making a film about tragic events that happened less than 4 years ago is looking to exploit those events for entertainment and maybe there’s some truth in…

The Great Wall

Great Wall

European Mercenaries find themselves in the midst of a battle between Chinese forces and a horde of creatures in Yimou Zhang’s The Great Wall. There was every chance that this film would end up being remembered for being another offensive white saviour movie. It could easily have been a film about white men coming to…

20th Century Women

20th Century Women

Mike Mills delivers a three pronged coming of age story in 20th Century Women where a mother enlists the help of two other women in her life to help raise her son. The whole film revolves around Dorothea (Annette Benning), an unconventional mother for the late 70s since she gave birth to her son Jamie…