The Captor

Robert Budreau’s The Captor -also known as Stockholm– delivers a fictionalised account of the 1973 bank heist and hostage situation that served as the origin of the well known term “Stockholm Syndrome”. Hostage situations are common fodder for movies as they’re a great excuse for a director to show their command of pace and tension…

Shazam!

An orphaned teenager gains the ability to become an adult superhero from a dying Wizard in David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! Warner Brothers have been working tirelessly to salvage the DC movie franchise after several critical and financial disappointments. It was clear their grim and joyless approach wasn’t working but steps have been taken to correct that…

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…

Grimsby

So Sacha Baron Cohen is back on our screens, and this time he’s teamed up with Mark Strong in the Louis Leterrier directed Grimsby. If you’re wondering where you know the director’s name from, he’s known mainly for the fun romp that was Now You See Me, the affront to the original that was 2010’s…

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 – The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch portrays historical figure Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, the story of how the famous mathematician solved the German Enigma code during the second world war and assured the Allied victory. Alan Turing’s contributions to history are nothing short of incredible, both as a codebreaker and as a scientist. His ideas about computers…

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…