The Fate of the Furious

The Fast and The Furious franchise roars back onto screens this weekend with its eighth cinematic instalment, F Gary Gray’s The Fate of the Furious (F8, get it?).   Officially Universal’s most successful property, Fate commands the biggest budget of the series so far – a staggering $250m, almost seven times that of the original.  Many…

Collateral Beauty

A grieving father struggles to cope with the loss of his daughter until he is visited by representations of the universe to help him deal with his grief in David Frankel’s Collateral Beauty. That’s what the marketing of this film wants you to think it’s about and it definitely isn’t about that. I’ve heard a…

Eye in the Sky

Gavin Hood’s Eye in the Sky tackles the morality of drones being used to shorten a Kill List as a number of high value targets are discovered meeting in a single location. Drone Warfare is a hot button issue in modern times with lots of money being spent on these remote controlled machines used to…

Trumbo

Jay Roach’s Trumbo casts Bryan Cranston in the real life story of Dalton Trumbo, a screenwriter who was instrumental in the end of the Hollywood Blacklist that prevented people from working due to their political beliefs. It’s a story worth telling as it was a very dark period in Hollywood and America’s history. There have…