Beauty and the Beast review

Disney continues its run of live-action adaptations of its classic animated back catalogue with a lavish take on the 1991 Academy-Award nominated Beauty and the Beast. Following previous titles including Maleficent, Cinderella and The Jungle Book, Disney have cracked the formula to critical and commercial success. Clinging closely to the animation, its characters and songs … More Beauty and the Beast review

Wonder Woman review

Four films in to the DC universe, this is more like it. Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad may all have been commercial hits (they haven’t fared so well critically) but they have largely been joyless deviants from the canon comic book stories and an evident attempt to burn … More Wonder Woman review

The Jungle Book review

Like Kenneth Branagh‘s live-action adaptation of Cinderella, The Jungle Book owes more to Disney’s classic cartoon and the much-loved text that the film is based on. Using state of the art CGI, Rudyard Kipling’s iconic characters are brought to life through awe-inspiring animation that breathes new colour into a family favourite. Neel Sethi is excellent as Mowgli, the … More The Jungle Book review

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has failed to get love from critics. They mostly complained about its convoluted plot (which is true), it’s overuse of CGI and substantial darker tone from its predecessor Man of Steel. But who cares about its faults when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an enjoyable film. The film opens like … More Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice review

Deadpool review

“A fourth wall break inside a fourth wall break? That’s like… 16 walls,” quips our superhero, as he tells the story of how he came to be. We have of course, met Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, his first outing as a superhero (let’s not mention the second). This is a funny origin … More Deadpool review

Joy review

David O. Russell’s Joy is an intriguing but subdued film that shows biopics don’t have to be full-ridden dramas. O. Russell recruits his Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle star Jennifer Lawrence to play Joy Mangano, a single mother who gets rich by inventing the Miracle Mop. Narrated by her grandmother (Diane Ladd), the film … More Joy review

Why Rey From Star Wars: The Force Awakens Matters

*SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS * Rey, one of the newest characters to the Star Wars universe first appears in The Force Awakens scavenging for parts inside a downed Imperial Star Destroyer. She’s on the desert planet Jakku, dragging her finds to her red speeder, which needs a kick to get it started. She’s … More Why Rey From Star Wars: The Force Awakens Matters