War Machine Review

by Ian Morton War Machine promises a lot but struggles to find its footing both tonally and within its central plot. General Glen McMahon is a decorated war hero, enlisted to end the war in Afghanistan after a gruelling 8 years of war. Taking over from previous efforts, the plot follows the general as he attempts… Continue reading War Machine Review

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Review

By Ian Morton King Arthur certainly has some of the signature moments a Guy Ritchie films offers, but an unfortunate lack of meaningful narrative won’t rank this high on the directors list. Embellishing on the folklore, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword tells the story of the titles namesake on his quest to become King of… Continue reading King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Review

The Lost City of Z Review

By Ian Morton Although a little overstretched at times, The Lost City of Z is a compelling look at one of the leading explorers of the early 20th Century. After an expedition to South America, Colonel Purcival Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) finds himself obsessed with the exploration of the Amazon on a quest to find a lost… Continue reading The Lost City of Z Review

Logan Review

By Ian Morton In Logan, we finally get the brutally raw, hauntingly gritty and heartrendingly emotional story the character deserves. Loosely based on the comic, ‘Old Man Logan’, the plot follows The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) as he struggles to care for a deteriorating Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and escort a young mutant to safety in the… Continue reading Logan Review

Patriots Day Review

By Ian Crow After only a mere four years since the incident, Hollywood has decided to make a film about the Boston marathon bombings. I feel that the dust needs to settle before making a film about a sensitive subject, yet the Americans love to make them. I had to admit though; once I saw… Continue reading Patriots Day Review

Hidden Figures Review

By Ian Morton Hidden Figures is one of the surprise hits of the Oscar season with a great little story, solid direction and impressive performances from the lead cast. Based on true events, the story follows the vital role 3 female African-American mathematicians had within NASA during the 1960’s ‘space race’. With relatively little experience behind… Continue reading Hidden Figures Review

The Founder Review

By Ian Morton A solid performance from Michael Keaton combined with a safe story make The Founder one of the more enjoyable biographies of the last few years. The Founder tells the humble, yet tumultuous beginnings of McDonalds and how middle aged salesman Ray Kroc (Keaton) turned a little burger joint in California into a worldwide… Continue reading The Founder Review

Fences Review

By Ian Crow Based on the play of the same name by August Wilson, Denzel Washington stars and directs this dramatic following of Troy Maxson, a working-class black man having to raise his family and deal with other events that are going on in his life. Dealing with peoples rubbish on a daily basis, getting… Continue reading Fences Review

Loving Review

By Ian Crow As February rolls around, the Oscar bait films are still being released. It’s a weird month full of absolute tosh and last-minute push for people to see the award nominated films. Loving is one of those, only nominated for the one Oscar for leading actress Ruth Negga. Whereas Joel Edgerton missed out… Continue reading Loving Review

T2 Trainspotting Review

By Ian Morton Both a nostalgic look back and a standalone story, Trainspotting 2 is a fresh combination that injects you will just enough, you will be itching for more! After escaping to Amsterdam, Renton (Ewan McGregor) ventures back to Edinburgh after having a mid life health scare. Having to face a world he left behind,… Continue reading T2 Trainspotting Review