‘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…

‘Table 19’ Review

Table 19 is a frustrating film. It isn’t all that great, but provides enough funny moments and warm characters to float you along gently, and hint at how much better it could have been. Centred around the last small table in the corner of the wedding reception, Table 19 follows the eclectic mix of characters that…

‘Get Out’ Review

Jordan Peele’s directorial debut is a phenomenally original horror-comedy that carries a very real political commentary and message about our society. The film details Chris’ (Daniel Kaluuya) first visit to his girlfriend Rose’s (Allison Williams) parents’ home. Initially weary of how the white family may react to their daughter bringing home a black boyfriend, he…

‘Logan’ Review

For the somethingth or other installment in the X-men franchise in the sea of superhero films we find ourselves in, Logan manages to do something really different with the genre. This is a grittier, more western-like film that feels less fantastical and more real. The film follows Logan (Hugh Jackman, in his final appearance as…