Synchronic

Synchronic

Two New Orleans Paramedics find their lives upended when they encounter a new drug that allows the users to travel through time in Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Synchronic. I’m a huge fan of high concept science fiction. Framing a narrative around a single easily explained element that can be explored is always going to…

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets

Max

Five teens compete to win a billionaire’s mansion and find themselves challenged in uncomfortable ways in Sean Olson’s Max Winslow and the House of Secrets. Early on this film will remind viewers of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a small group of lucky winners selected to take a tour of a mysterious place that…

Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince returns in the long awaited sequel to battle magical forces and the greed of Humanity in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984. The first film is among the strongest entries in the recent DC comics adaptations and fans have been waiting for a follow-up for quite some time. Unfortunately the pandemic delayed…

Soul

A musician who finds himself dead on the eve of the biggest opportunity of his life must find his way back to his life in Pete Docter and Kemp Powers Soul. Pixar continue to be the gold standard in both animation and storytelling. Most of their films tell compelling, ambitious and thematically rich stories that…

LFF 2020 – Wolfwalkers

A hunter and his daughter are sent to a remote outpost to deal with Wolf attacks in Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s Wolfwalkers. From the opening frames this film puts across exactly what it wants the viewer to pay attention to. The beauty of the natural world plays significantly into the narrative and the visuals…

LFF 2020 – Supernova

Harry Macqueen’s Supernova follows a couple as they take a trip across England in an old RV while dealing with the reality of progressing dementia. The most important thing in life is time. It’s something we never get any more of and something we will never get back. There are certain things that increase personal…

Superman: Man of Tomorrow

Superman

Chris Palmer’s Superman: Man of Tomorrow takes the Man of Steel right back to the beginning for a fresh take on his origin. Adapting a character that has been around for as long as Superman has and finding a different approach to telling the story of what led to him becoming the iconic hero is…

Tenet

Tenet

DISCLAIMER This film was viewed in a cinema and this review should in no way be taken as an endorsement of returning. The author of this review is based in Scotland where there are extensive distancing measures in place and the cinema is an activity that is considered relatively safe as long as restrictions are…

The New Mutants

New Mutants

DISCLAIMER This film was viewed in a cinema and this review should in no way be taken as an endorsement of returning. The author of this review is based in Scotland where there are extensive distancing measures in place and the cinema is an activity that is considered relatively safe as long as restrictions are…

Retro Review – Iron Man

Retro Review: Iron Man The 2008 film Iron Man spawned a generation of movies which have turned into a franchise worth billions of pounds. It is hard to imagine that prior to Robert Downey Jr’s witty and relatable portrayal of Tony Stark; good superhero movies were few and far between at the time. Usually, they…