Fargo (1996) Review

Fargo (1996) Review

One of Hollywood’s common trends is to adapt almost anything into a film, which includes popular TV series. Recently, however, this trend has been reversed, to mixed results. Yet one of the most outstanding examples of this is FX’s Fargo, inspired by the Coen brothers’ 1996 film of the same name. After being pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014) Review

X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014) Review

To say X-Men: Days of Future Past has been one of the most anticipated films this year is an understatement. The last truly decent X-Men film we had was way back in 2011 with First Class, with last year’s average The Wolverine tiding us over until now . And the less said about The Last … Continue reading

The Wolverine (2013) Review… Kind of…

The Wolverine (2013) Review… Kind of…

Hi everyone! I know that it’s been a while since I last posted on here due to exams and work, but now they’re out of the way, I’m happy to announce that the review schedule should be back to normal. And to celebrate, I have written a guest review of The Wolverine for Zoë over at The … Continue reading

300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Review

300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Review

When it comes to sequels, it’s debateable whether or not they’re a good thing. Arguably, some are better than their predecessors, but for every Dark Knight, Empire Strikes Back and Terminator 2, there are countless others that pale in comparison with the original and are deemed as a little unnecessary. 300: Rise of an Empire … Continue reading

The Wolf of Wall Street (2014) Review

The Wolf of Wall Street (2014) Review

In spite of the current economic climate, greed and wealth are things that drive us. And according to another famous film set in Wall Street, greed, for want of a better word, is good. But in spite of its trappings, The Wolf of Wall Street points out that this isn’t all that it’s meant to … Continue reading

The LEGO Movie (2014) Review

The LEGO Movie (2014) Review

Following in the successful footsteps of Toy Story and Wreck-It Ralph, The LEGO Movie brings us an animated adventure in a world made of the children’s toy. But this world is threatened by the tyrannical Lord Business (Will Ferrell, Elf, Anchorman), who wants to stamp out chaos and creativity by imposing instructions on everything. The … Continue reading

12 Years a Slave (2014) Review

12 Years a Slave (2014) Review

Many critically acclaimed films try to comment on significant issues, and as the name suggests, 12 Years a Slave focuses of the brutality of slavery. Based on his own memoirs, it follows the life of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Serenity, Children of Men) a free black man in 1850s America who gets kidnapped and sold … Continue reading

Frozen (2013) Review

Frozen (2013) Review

Disney has always used fairy tales for inspiration, and their latest film Frozen is no exception. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, it focuses on the heir to the throne of Arandelle, Princess Elsa (Idina Menzel, Rent, Glee) who’s magical control of ice and snow has forced her to live a secluded life … Continue reading

American Hustle (2014) Review

American Hustle (2014) Review

Directed by David O. Russell, the man behind the acclaimed films Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, American Hustle is set in the 1970s, and the story of how a con artist (Christian Bale, The Dark Knight, American Psycho) and his partner (Amy Adams, Man of Steel, The Muppets) are dragged into an FBI sting … Continue reading

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Review

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Review

As the second instalment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug continues Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and the dwarves’ adventure to face Smaug the dragon (Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness) in the Lonely Mountain, all the while an ancient evil is re-emerging. Much like how The Two Towers was to The Fellowship … Continue reading