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  • Official Secrets

    Official Secrets

    ★★★½

    Gavin Hood makes movies that make you think. Forget that dabbling with the X-Men Origins :Wolverine film, Hood is more adapt at drama with a political edge to it. Rendition was a movie that made plenty of people in the US Government very nervous, showing the lengths that their covert agencies went to send terrorist suspects abroad for interrogation far from prying eyes. Eye In The Sky dealt with the moral and ethical challenges of drone warfare, and this film…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★

    Once again despite being a fan of the MCU and superhero films in general, there comes along every now and again a film that just doesn't seem to hit the right notes with me. I suspected I was suffering from superhero fatigue on my one and only watch of this back in July of last year, but given the fact that this has failed to come across as more than a mediocre origin story on this rewatch, maybe it's the…

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★

    I've been apprehensive about this film since the moment it started to receive five star reviews and break box office records. Regardless of how impressive a performance we've come to expect from Joaquin Phoenix, something about how this film wasn't going to fit within the usual comic-book conventions unsettled me. Early trailers gave rise to just what director Todd Phillips was going for, a gritty, violent, psychological thriller that would divide opinion. Despite the title and despite the DC Comics…

  • Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne

    ★★★

    You know those times when you finish work, collapse on the sofa, and then something comes on Sky Movies just as you sit down? Well it was 05:00am when Paul Greengrass' Jason Bourne decided it would be the entertainment before bed and I must admit I got more out of this than I had on my previous visits.

    Both my wife and especially my mother-in-law love the Bourne films, so I've seen the films in this franchise more than maybe…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    Should I be concerned that my wife was taking notes during this film? (Andy's last diary entry)..................................

  • Skyline

    Skyline

    ½

    My wife likes this. I'm considering a divorce.