Mary Poppins Returns

The magical nanny returns to assist the Banks family in Rob Marshall’s long delayed sequel Mary Poppins Returns. Before beginning the review properly I feel it’s worth pointing out that I have no real memory for the original Mary Poppins. It’s a film I saw when I was really young and haven’t seen since so I wasn’t…

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Matthew Vaughn delivers a follow up dose of comedic spy action that ups the stakes and expands the mythology in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The first film was a lot of fun but lacked an obvious jumping on point for a sequel since the character arc for Eggsy (Taron Egerton) appeared to be complete so…

On the Silver Screen – Kingsman: The Secret Service

Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service is a stylish and quirky take on the spy genre based on the comic book The Secret Service created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar from the wonderfully insane mind that brought us Kick Ass. Taron Egerton plays street kid Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin who is recruited by Colin Firth’s Harry Hart/Galahad to join…

On the Silver Screen – Before I Go to Sleep

Before I Go to Sleep is a thriller based on a novel of the same name written by S.J. Watson. Written and directed by Rowan Joffe this film focuses on Christine Lucas (Nicole Kidman) who wakes up with no memory of who she is or how she got there and becomes scared when confronted by…