A Quiet Place

A family is forced to live in near total silence to hide from creatures that hunt by sound in John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place. Right from the off it’s very clear that a lot of thought went into this film. The idea of being inhumanly quiet to survive is just the sort of high concept…

The Girl on the Train

Tate Taylor’s The Girl on the Train adapts the novel of the same name written by Paula Hawkins. The story follows an alcoholic divorcee who finds herself caught up in a missing persons investigation. The Girl on the Train is a difficult film to review as so much hinges on the twists and turns built…

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Everyone loves a prequel! No? Well, if not surely you’ll love sequels then? No? Well, never fear, welcome to first time director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan’s The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the first prequel/sequel hybrid, a psequel if you like, that I can remember since 300: Rise of an Empire! Set before, and after, the events of 2012’s…

Sicario

Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario takes a look at the constantly escalating war against drug cartels at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. Sicario grips the audience right from the opening with a tense and memorable musical score that gives the audience an indication of what to expect from the experience. When this is coupled…

On the Silver Screen – Into the Woods

Rob Marshall’s Into the Woods adapts the famous stage musical of the same name and throws it onto the big screen for all to see. The basic story is that a Witch (Meryl Streep) enlists a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) to bring her magical items from various fairy tales in order…