X-Men: Apocalypse

Bryan Singer gives us another dose of Mutant Mayhem with X-Men: Apocalypse; an entry that tries to be bigger than any X-Men film that we’ve had before. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as sequels are designed to raise the stakes in such a way that the challenge feels different to the one in the…

Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens

JJ Abrams brings Star Wars back to the big screen with The Force Awakens. This entry serves as the next part of the saga following on from Return of the Jedi as well as being a convenient jumping on point for new fans. This is going to be a difficult one to review as the…

On the Silver Screen – Ex Machina

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina explores the concepts of life, consciousness and what it means to be human through a version of the Turing Test. The Turing Test is defined as a method to “challenge a machine‚Äôs ability to exhibit intelligence comparable to, or indistinguishable from, a human.” This test forms the core of Ex Machina…

On the Silver Screen – A Most Violent Year

J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year is a crime drama set during 1981 -the most violent year in New York history- focusing on immigrant business owner Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) who tries to run his business legitimately in an era of corruption. The cast of this film all do a stunning job. Oscar Isaac seems…