The Favourite

Let’s be clear.  Queen Anne is the central character in this latest offering from Yorgos Lanthimos and Olivia Colman is the lead actress. In the midst of awards season, there has been much debate about which of the performers who feature as the three women at the centre of the narrative should be considered (or […]

X-Men Apocalypse

In keeping with the 2016 tradition of comic book superheroes turning on each other, this X-Men escapade sees various mutants facing off in a battle to determine the fate of the planet (of course). The problem is that because this story is set in the 1980’s – between X-Men First Class (the fourth movie in […]

Mad Max: Fury Road

The latest instalment in the Mad Max series is a technical triumph with all manner of digital and physical effects, stunts and astounding action sequences. However, as big and bold as the film is, the lack of any logical narrative, so-so performances and the repetition of so much of the action ultimately renders the whole […]

X-Men: Days of Future Past

The X-Men series has been one of the most consistently impressive of all the cinematic comic book franchises of recent times. Whilst there have been a few missteps along the way, these films have generally proven to be sophisticated and thought provoking as well as thoroughly entertaining without the over-the-top bombast to which so many […]