THE LEGEND OF TARZAN [Review]

[WARNING – This review contains SPOILERS.] Superhero fiction owes a debt to Edgar Rice Burroughs it has yet to fully repay. One of the greatest writers of his age, many of Burroughs’ creations had a hand in inspiring the first superheroes. Before Superman was leaping tall buildings in a single bound, John Carter was jumping […]

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THE NICE GUYS [Review]

Against a backdrop of 1970s Los Angeles, private detective Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and enforcer for hire Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) navigate the seedy party scene of the city’s porno industry, trying to track down any connection between the disappearance of a young woman and the apparent suicide of an adult film actress. Along for the […]

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BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE [Review]

Let’s not belabor the point any longer – Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is a bad movie. While watching it there are momentary flashes which suggest what this film might have been, but they’re never nearly enough to rescue it.

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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. [Review]

The spy thriller is a classic genre of American film. While the ‘ole U.S. of A can hardly claim to have created it, the trappings which have become synonymous with spy-fi were born of the country’s 1960s style and Cold War paranoia. James Bond is by far cinema’s most famous spy, but American television during […]

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD [Review]

Here it is, America. Someone heard your complaints about endless blockbusters with no substance, full of fight scenes of CGI creations punching each other repeatedly, while shot in simulated shaky-cam, and has decided to gift you with an action spectacle for the ages; one that excels in every way. From its jaw-dropping practical effects to […]