X-Men: Dark Phoenix

The X-Men find themselves faced with a threat from within when one of their own gains unimaginable power that they are unable to control in Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix. It has been 19 years since the release of Bryan Singer’s X-Men; a film that would end up having a significant contribution to the superhero…

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…

Split

Three girls are kidnapped by a man whose mind has fractured into several distinct personalities in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. M. Night Shyamalan has become something of a joke in recent years with a string of films that are widely considered bad so imagine my surprise when this turned out to be legitimately watchable. Saying…

X-Men: Apocalypse

Bryan Singer gives us another dose of Mutant Mayhem with X-Men: Apocalypse; an entry that tries to be bigger than any X-Men film that we’ve had before. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as sequels are designed to raise the stakes in such a way that the challenge feels different to the one in the…

Victor Frankenstein

Paul McGuigan’s Victor Frankenstein tells an origin story for literature and cinema’s most famous monster maker from the perspective of his assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe). How many versions have we all seen of Frankenstein at this point? As a story it has been everywhere from Looney Tunes cartoons to the old Hammer Horror classics and…

On the Silver Screen – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bryan Singer returns to the franchise he created with X-Men: Days of Future Past and basically proves that he should never have left in the first place. This film adapts the famous Chris Claremont comic book story Days of Future Past and unites both eras of cinematic X-Men characters in a way that is both…