Captain Marvel

The Marvel Cinematic Universe heads back to the 90s to introduce a new superhero in Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel. Avengers: Endgame is mere weeks away but in the meantime Marvel take the opportunity to introduce a character who will be important in that film. Marvel often excel in bringing characters to life…

Free Fire

A gun deal goes horribly wrong and results in an extended shoot out between rival gangs in Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire. My quick summary of the story above is pretty much all there is to it. The gun deal goes badly and the two sides take shots at one another until the film ends. Stretching out…

Kong: Skull Island

The recently Christened Monsterverse delivers its second entry with Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island which marks the return of the iconic giant ape last seen in Peter Jackson’s 2005 film King Kong. I wasn’t a fan of Godzilla. Despite its beautiful cinematography and exciting monster fight sequences the general experience was a dud so I…

Room

Lenny Abrahamson’s Room -not to be confused with Tommy Wiseau’s The Room– adapts the Emma Donoghue novel of the same name and tells the story of a mother who is raising her son in captivity. This is going to be a hard one to talk about as it should be experienced while knowing as little about it…

On the Silver Screen – The Gambler

The Gambler focuses on Literature professor Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg, as an aside his character in Ted is called John Bennett. I just thought that was worth mentioning) who lives a secret life as a high stakes gambler and has hit a streak of bad luck. His extensive debt causes him to borrow money from…