Overdrive

You have to feel a bit for Scott Eastwood. It must be difficult trying to follow in the footsteps of an illustrious father and even harder trying to forge your own path. His career to date has been a...

Wind River

Wind River is the directorial debut of Taylor Sheridan according to all the publicity. He actually was in charge of a movie in 2011 but doesn’t regard that as his for the reason that he was dra...
Daddy's Home 2

Daddy’s Home 2

I’m really glad I didn’t read any of the reviews for Daddy’s Home 2 before I went to see it. I don’t think a single critic has had anything remotely positive to say about it, which is a shame because...

The Toolbox Murders (1978)

Notorious video nasty The Toolbox Murders looks to find a new fanbase as it lands on Blu-Ray this week. Modern audiences must look back with bewilderment at movies once deemed too obscene for the UK,...
The Big Sick

The Big Sick

The Big Sick sounds like the way a small child would refer to a bad stomach bug. So, I was worried that this would be another infantile rom-com, packed full of clichés and “missed opportunities”. Act...
Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas Party

After the disappointment that was last year’s Bad Santa 2, Office Christmas Party looked to bring some laughs accompanied with the Christmas cheer. The initial trailer didn’t do much for me and...
American Assassin

American Assassin

The trailer for American Assassin didn’t fill me with optimism. Aside from showing a condensed yet complete version of the final product, it looked like a poor man’s Bourne and proposed some question...
Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

I am someone who can lose an entire Sunday to episodes of Murder She Wrote or Columbo. A good murder mystery can be enjoyed over and over again – even if you already know “whodunnit”. Such is the cas...
Compliance

Compliance

Craig Zobel’s 2012 film Compliance has prompted extreme reactions since its release. When it toured the festival circuit, people walked out; critics have professed their dismay at its attitude toward...

The Shack

WARNING: SPOILERS I don’t doubt for a second that writers John Fusco, Andrew Lanham and Destin Cretotn, and director Stuart Hazeldine are genuinely good people who wholeheartedly believe in a loving ...