White Chamber

In a War torn post apocalyptic future, a woman wakes up in harshly lit white cube shaped cell that can be used to brutally torture the occupant in Paul Raschid’s White Chamber. The start of this film is really promising with brief newsreel footage establishing the context of a country at War and a society…

Searching

Aneesh Chaganty’s Searching is the story of a father desperately searching for his missing daughter told entirely from the perspective of various screens such as phones and computers. A mystery surrounding the disappearance of a loved one with someone that cares deeply for them frantically trying to piece it together to figure out what happened…

Puzzle

The 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival kicks off with Marc Turteltaub’s Puzzle; the story of a shy and retiring housewife who has her mind opened to new ideas after receiving a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift. People are made up of so many different aspects. These include the normal routine, a job, hobbies, key…

Solo: A Star Wars Story

The Star Wars franchise delivers the backstory of iconic scoundrel and smuggler in Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. Prequels are a tricky business because storytellers have to sell an adventure that audiences will already know about in a broad sense. The Star Wars franchise has a troubled history with prequels thanks to the…

Deadpool 2

The merc with the mouth returns for another dose of foul mouthed fourth wall breaking comedic action in David Leitch’ Deadpool 2. Deadpool was considered a refreshing surprise for many when it was released because it was a superhero movie with an attitude and a more mature rating allowing more freedom to ramp up the…

Avengers: Infinity War

The entire Marvel Cinematic Universe comes together to combat a threat to the universe itself in Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Infinity War. Reviewing a film like this is a very difficult task because there has never really been a film like this. It isn’t a direct sequel to anything specific nor is it a…

Rampage

Three animals are exposed to an experimental pathogen and balloon up to city destroying size in Brad Peyton’s Rampage. Video game adaptations aren’t exactly cinematic gold. They are routinely met with mixed to negative reactions and are generally regarded as being an unworkable concept. My personal opinion is that for the most part they aren’t…

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…