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  • Man of Steel 2013

    ★★★ Watched 12 Apr, 2014

    A further reboot of the DC man with a health & safety nightmare costume, this time going for a low key feel (sometimes so low key it is just a vague rumble) with all the comic strip colours washed out to faded greys and blues. Henry Cavill is a beautiful, sculptured god of a man, so fits the part well; in fact the casting is pleasing all round particularly with Costner and Crowe as the dads on both worlds. The film…

  • Thor: The Dark World 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Mar, 2014

    OK, so you can't get to Greenwich from Charing Cross in 3 stops but apart from that, this is an enjoyable action packed sequel. Hiddleston remains the real joy, as Loki gets to play hero (or does he) for a brief moment and Christopher Eccleston (completely unrecognisable bar voice) is the perfect villain, as a bad space elf after some red magic stuff that briefly inhabits Natalie Portman's Foster. The sidekicks Darcy (Kat Dennings) and Erik (Stellan Skarsgård) provide nice…

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  • A Field in England 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Jul, 2013

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • The Kings of Summer 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Mar, 2014 2

    Utterly charming - and beautifully shot - tale of three teenage boys who have had enough of their parents suffocating their lives so they build a house in the forest to live in over the summer. As you do. The boys - played by Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso and Moises Arias - perfectly capture that sense of freedom and endless possibilities in their found Garden of Eden. Meanwhile, their parents (Megan Mullally, Marc Evan Jackson and Nick Offerman) try to…