Avengers: Endgame (spoiler-free review)

2019 Directors: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin Words – Nathan Scatcherd Since Iron Man all the way back in 2008, Marvel has enjoyed astonishing success with its shared cinematic universe experiment. Perhaps the ultimate legacy of the MCU will prove…

Thor: Ragnarok

2017 Director: Taika Waititi Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo, Idris Elba, Carl Urban, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Hopkins Words: Christian Abbott You can’t help but feel sorry for Thor; he has never really managed to find his place. It’s widely agreed that his first two outings are not the highlights…

Dunkirk

2017 Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Aneurin Barnard, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles, Tom Glynn-Carney, Barry Keoghan, Jack Lowden Words: Joe H. The events of the evacuation of Allied troops in 1940 from the beaches of Dunkirk as enemy forces approached are told here through three intertwining stories –…

Nocturnal Animals

2016 – USA Director – Tom Ford Starring – Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Aaron Taylor‑Johnson, Michael Shannon, Armie Hammer Words – C. Abbott There is a moment in Tom Ford’s second feature that is something of a reflection on the narrative itself. Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) is sent a draft of a novel from her…

2016 BAFTA and Oscars in review

We’ve rounded-up our look at films from the past year that have made the shortlist to pick up awards this season – click on the film title to see our review. Spotlight Oscar Winner: Best Picture Original Screenplay BAFTA Film Award Winner: Original Screenplay The Revenant Oscar Winner: Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio Best Director…