‘Alien: Covenant’ Review

So the sixth film in the Alien franchise, second chronologically, has finally hit our screens. It is a step up from previous installments, but not quite a return to form. Alien: Covenant follows the crew of the eponymous spacecraft as they commandeer a colonizing mission, heading for a new planet. After a forceful and tragic…

‘Snatched’ Review

As one of the first films sold as a summer comedy to hit our screens this year that features a cast of both old and new top comedy talent, Snatched arrives as a bit of a disappointment. The film is lead by Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer’s mother-daughter duo as they go on a trip…

‘Colossal’ Review

In amongst the tentpoles and huge blockbusters that generally begin to populate the multiplexes from this time of year onwards, Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal offers something entirely unique and original, a commendable feat in itself but this film also manages to pull it off greatly. The film follows Anne Hathaway’s Gloria who, after being kicked out…

‘Miss Sloane’ Review

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Washington-based political thriller, and in John Madden’s latest effort, he delivers gripping and well-executed one about a side of Washington that has been relatively under-explored in film: lobbying. The film centres on the titular Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain), a ruthless workaholic lobbyist who is at the top…

Why Nolan trailers are Good Trailers

Inspired by the release of the full (and excellent) trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk this week, I thought I’d take a look at what makes a good trailer, and why Nolan’s films are great examples of these. The trailer needs to entice the viewer into wanting to see the film, but not give so much…