Gunpowder Milkshake – Review

Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 54 minutes, Director – Navot Papushado After betraying her firm, assassin Sam (Karen Gillan) must protect herself and eight-and-three-quarter-year-old Emily (Chloe Coleman) against an elaborate criminal world. There’s a sketch by Australian comedy group Aunty Donna in which the three main faces of the team refer to andContinue reading “Gunpowder Milkshake – Review”

Respect – Review

Cert – 12, Run-time – 2 hours 25 minutes, Director – Liesl Tommy Biopic following Aretha Franklin (Jennifer Hudson) from her early days singing in her father’s (Forest Whitaker) church, trying to assert her own style and voice against the input of those around her, including her abusive husband (Marlon Wayans). It seems odd toContinue reading “Respect – Review”

Copshop – Review

Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 47 minutes, Director – Joe Carnahan A rookie cop (Alexis Louder) finds herself trying to prevent complete destruction and multiple deaths when recently arrested Teddy Murretto (Frank Grillo) is hunted down by a competing hitman (Gerard Butler) and psychopath (Toby Huss). It feels like it’s been a longContinue reading “Copshop – Review”

Malignant – Review

Cert – 18, Run-time – 1 hour 51 minutes, Director – James Wan After having survived multiple successive traumas, Madison (Annabelle Wallis) begins to delve into her unfamiliar past for answers to a series of grisly murders that aren’t just happening in her dreams. As various characters over the course of James Wan’s latest directorialContinue reading “Malignant – Review”

Cinderella – Review

Cert – 12, Run-time – 1 hour 52 minutes, Director – Kay Cannon Aspiring dressmaker Ella (Camila Cabello), finds both love and her dreams, forbidden by her stepmother (Idina Menzel), coming closer when attending a ball held for a prince (Nicholas Galitzine). Cinderella famously gains her ridiculing nickname from her stepsisters (Charlotte Spencer, Maddie Baillio)Continue reading “Cinderella – Review”

Annette – Review

Cert – 15, Run-time – 2 hours 21 minutes, Director – Leos Carax As his career spirals downwards, stand-up comedian Henry (Adam Driver) finds his marriage to rising opera star Ann (Marion Cotillard) becomes increasingly tense and distanced. Annette takes the idea of people bursting into song at any possible moment and runs with it.Continue reading “Annette – Review”

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings – Review

Cert – 12, Run-time – 2 hours 12 minutes, Director – Destin Daniel Cretton After believing to have remained hidden for years Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) is brought back into his father’s (Tony Leung) ancient kingdom and dynasty-toppling organisation, The Ten Rings. Marvel’s big action sequences have become things of punch-the-air spectacle. Cheer-inducing battles of increasinglyContinue reading “Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings – Review”

Candyman – Review

Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 31 minutes, Director – Nia DaCosta After finding inspiration in the urban legend of Candyman for an art project, Anthony (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) unleashes a new onslaught of killings in now gentrified Chicago. “A story like that lasts forever. That’s Candyman”. Nia DaCosta’s quasi-sequel to 1992’s Candyman demonstratesContinue reading “Candyman – Review”