Tag Archives: Oscar Isaac

Review: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Fans, as a rule don’t really know what they want – only what they don’t. A lot of Star Wars fans didn’t want things to go the way they did in THE LAST JEDI, so JJ Abrams seems primarily concerned … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Triple Frontier (2019)

TRIPLE FRONTIER boasts some of the hottest talent around, plus Ben Affleck who really needs a hit. It sort-of ends up being the kind of thriller SICARIO 2 should have been. It’s got momentum, a beautifully hostile environment and a … Continue reading

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Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

I’ve gone back to taking notes for this one with pen and paper – it seemed more…writerly. I have never used a typewriter. Marielle Heller’s CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? deftly tells a story that’s so bizarre it could only … Continue reading

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Review: Annihilation (2018)

Fear not, viewers outside North America, despite reaching us through Netflix ANNIHILATION is not another straight-to-streaming stinker. In fact, Alex Garland’s second film as director is a thought-provoking, odd and uniquely beautiful beast. A military-science expedition into a quarantined area … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts More: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

I stand by my original review of X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, but now I’ve watched it again I have a few more thoughts. I don’t have any real issues with the film’s opening. The original Four Horsemen aren’t given much opportunity to … Continue reading

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Review: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Well, as superhero movies go it’s certainly better than BATMAN V SUPERMAN. This time they try out a bit of self-aware humour when Xavier’s new students come out of seeing RETURN OF THE JEDI agreeing that “the third one is … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2015

It’s that time of year, where every critic professional and amateur alike publishes some sort of Best of the Year list. This time last year, I thought 2014 was a mixed bag. 2015 may have been even more so. There … Continue reading

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Review: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

First, a disclaimer: STAR WARS is one of my favourite things in this, or any, galaxy. It was my childhood playground and will always have a very special place reserved in my heart. Now arguably the most highly antipated film … Continue reading

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Review: Ex Machina (2015)

It’s about time a movie delivered on the promise of an AI thriller, particularly in 2015, a year with such disappointing offerings so far. CHAPPIE was underdeveloped to the point of stupidity, and AGE OF ULTRON was muddled and overstuffed. … Continue reading

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Radio 1 Rescores Drive: Spoiling Through Experimentation

DRIVE is, at this moment in time, my favourite film of the last ten years. Nicolas Winding Refn’s neo-noir completely and utterly blew me away, and its superlative, moody electro soundtrack was a big part of why it worked so … Continue reading

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