Category: Reel Steel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

2014/ USA, Germany, UK Director: Wes Anderson Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric Words: R. Topham “You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilisation left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity.” – M. Gustave, the voice of pessimists everywhere. Possibly… Continue Reading “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

The Other Side Of 9: Oblivion

2013/ USA Director: Joseph Kosinski Starring: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough Words: N. Platts We’ve all been there. It’s three in the morning, you’ve just made yourself a soothing cup of good old English tea and you’re lying in bed staring at the ceiling. Sleep evades… Continue Reading “The Other Side Of 9: Oblivion”

Friday High-5: High School Movies

To coincide with the release of Paper Towns, the Nat Wolff and Cara Delevigne starring adaptation of John Green’s coming of age novel, I take a look at the very best High School set movies.  Although in fairness Paper Towns never really lives up… Continue Reading “Friday High-5: High School Movies”

Fantastic Four

2015/ USA Director: Josh Trank Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell Words: J. Senior It’s hard to besmirch this film from the off without identifying who is truly to blame for the failure of Fantastic Four. However, you’ll have a job on trying to actually… Continue Reading “Fantastic Four”

Pleasure Island

2014/ UK Director: Mike Doxford Starring: Ian Sharp, Gina Bramhill, Rick Warden Words: C. Abbott Shot and set in the town of Grimsby, this is a film that, on paper, is truly unique. A film that turns the cinematic spotlight on a part of England that is… Continue Reading “Pleasure Island”

The Dark Knight

2008/ UK, USA Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart Words: R. Topham The Dark Knight is critically and publicly regarded as one of, if not the, best Batman films of all time. Not only is this because of Heath Ledger’s universally admired performance… Continue Reading “The Dark Knight”

It Follows

2014/ USA Director: David Robert Mitchell Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi Words: E. Jackson David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows opens on a teen running from our ominous POV in a suburban street, terrified and stumbling from house to house in the smallest satin lingerie possible.… Continue Reading “It Follows”


1978/ USA Director: Joe Dante Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy Words: O. Innocent The runaway success of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975) changed a lot of things; the way movies are marketed, the summer blockbuster formula, public perceptions on sharks and swimming in the sea. It… Continue Reading “Piranha”

Avengers: Age of Ultron

2015 – USA Director: Joss Whedon Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie Words: J. Harris If you were to speak to some of the more die-hard Marvel fans they may try to explain… Continue Reading “Avengers: Age of Ultron”