Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

J.A. Bayona’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom takes audiences back to the island one last time as the dinosaurs face a second extinction because of an erupting volcano. I wasn’t really a fan of the spinoff/sequel/reboot Jurassic World because it relied too heavily on referencing the landmark Jurassic Park instead of telling its own story. It…

Atomic Blonde

An undercover CIA agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to recover a list of double agents in David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde. The first thing that stands out about this film is the sense of style. A Germany divided by the Berlin Wall is faithfully recreated in a way that almost makes the…

Kaleidoscope

Rupert Jones directs his brother Toby Jones in Kaleidoscope; a thriller about isolation, madness and broken relationships. Carl (Toby Jones) lives alone, has little in the way of possessions and lives his life with very little human contact. Initially we see that he has a close friendship with his neighbour Monique (Cecilia Noble) but that…

Sherlock – Season 4 Episode 2

“The Lying Detective” Sherlock picks up from the death of Mary last week and explores what effect it has on the people who were important in her life. The main people of importance were John and Sherlock as you might expect. It’s not surprising that they both react in very different ways while having their…

Anthropoid

Sean Ellis’ Anthropoid tells the story of the operation of the same name devised to assassinate a high ranking Nazi named Reinhard Heydrich (Detlef Bothe). Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy play parachutists Jan Kubis and Josef Gabcik respectively; the pair tasked with carrying out this dangerous mission. The two actors do an admirable job in…

Dad’s Army

Oliver Parker’s Dad’s Army is the latest property to be given the big screen treatment in this cinematic adaptation of the old BBC sitcom. I’ll start by saying that I have very little familiarity with the TV series other than some half watched episodes that I came across too many years ago to remember so…

On the D/L – Agent Carter

Season 1 Episode 8 – “Valediction” Agent Carter ends a short yet intensely memorable run with an episode that ties up many of the loose ends floating around. The episode picks up where the previous left off with the aftermath of the gas -now dubbed “Midnight Oil”- deployed in a movie theater causing everyone inside…

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

It’s only been a few hours since I got home from the midnight screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier so I thought I would review it while it’s very fresh in my mind. I’ll avoid spoiling the main plot points and twists but the odd mini spoiler may creep in – consider yourself duly…