Spider-Man: Far From Home

After the universe altering events of Avengers: Endgame; Peter Parker and his pals take a summer trip to Europe where the young webslinger finds himself recruited by superspy Nick Fury to stop a world ending threat in Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home. The inclusion of Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is something that…

End of Sentence

A father and son travel across Ireland to scatter their late wife and mother’s ashes on a remote lake in Elfar Adalsteins’ End of Sentence. Right from the very beginning this film makes it abundantly clear what the audience is in for. Anna Fogle (Andrea Irvine) visits her son Sean (Logan Lerman) in prison with…

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…

Aladdin

Disney continues their quest to remake their entire animated back catalogue with Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin. You would be forgiven for thinking that the live action remakes of animated classics is little more than a cynical cash grab. The quality so far has been fairly high for the most part even if they aren’t bringing anything…

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

A young man mourning the mysterious death of his father teams up with a talking Pikachu who wants to be a detective in Rob Letterman’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu. It goes without saying that Pokémon is a massive phenomenon that has endured for quite some time. The relative simplicity of the early games won over legions…

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…

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Legendary assassin John Wick is on the run after being declared excommunicado from the organisation he was once a part of and has to survive being hunted in Chad Stahelski’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. The John Wick franchise has been a rare treat in the action genre. So many badly executed action movies are…

Avengers: Endgame

The Avengers assemble one last time for an epic battle to fix reality itself in Anthony and Joe Russo’s Avengers: Endgame. This is one of the hardest reviews I have ever had to write because the secrecy attached to this film is unprecedented. Avengers: Infinity War was closely guarded but even that was nothing compared…

Kneel Before Pod – A Skrull Filing Cabinet

In advance of Avengers: Endgame the team got together to discuss the most recent Marvel release, Captain Marvel. The discussion covers alien cats, young Samuel L. Jackson and Skrull filing cabinets. Craig can be found on this very site. Natalie can be found on this site or under her own website showcasing her own projects…

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…