• Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★★

    After years of shitty sequels, misguided reboots and excruciating mash ups, here now is a Predator film on par with the original. This movie fucking rocks.

  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train

    ★★★★

    I forgot how funny Brad Pitt is. This movie is just fucking fun.

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★

    I adore director Taika Watiti, What we do in the Shadows is hilarious tv and Thor Ragnarok was a great palate cleanser for the standard MCU formula, sadly with Love and Thunder he’s been given to much rope.  Christian Bale’s God Butcher does very little on screen butchering, Guns n Roses needle drops are overused (something I didn't think I would ever say) and to paraphrase one of my friends “Thor has become a twit”. 
    This phase of the Marvel…

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★★★

    Creepy serial killer/supernatural vibes. Love the 70’s setting and soundtrack. Several thousand bonus points for 2 of the best child actors I have seen in ages and Ethan Hawke will give me nightmares for the rest of my life.

  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

    ★★★½

    Chris Evans plays a military man who finds himself transported decades into his future and is then forced to battle a giant purple alien voiced by an actor with the surname of Brolin. 

    In all seriousness, Pixar have nailed Buzz’s origin story. While not a tear jerker like all 4 Toy Storys, Lightyear is a fun, fast ride that will put a smile on all faces. 

    Kudos to the writers and Chris Evans for retconning some classic Buzz one liners so that the first Toy Story will now be seen in a new light.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    It’s 1986 all over again. Tom Cruise rules the box office, everyone wants to be a fighter pilot (Naval Aviator) and all the car stereos will have the Top Gun Anthem and Kenny Loggins blaring!
    I feel the need, the need, for speed!!

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★½

    The Northman is a stunning merging of Conan the Barbarian and Valhalla Rising that somehow manages to straddle the line between beautiful and horrific. Eggers adds another masterpiece to his already impressive resume that includes The VVitch and The Lighthouse.

  • Morbius

    Morbius

    ★★

    On a cutting room floor somewhere the parts of Morbius that the film desperately needs were left to be swept up and tossed out. Jared Leto’s latest isn’t bad as such, it is sadly a carbon copy of every mediocre early 2000’s superhero film. No ending to speak of, a surprisingly miscast Matt Smith, a wasted Jared Harris and a missed opportunity again (i’m looking at you Venom) to make an edgy horror. Still better than Eternals.

  • Moonfall

    Moonfall

    ★★

    Armageddon, Geostorm and The Core had a baby. I present to you the result.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    This is the darkest, grittiest, most brutal take on the Batman we have seen yet. Feels like a 70’s cop thriller with a dash of horror thrown in.
    Stand out performances from Colin Farrell (if you don’t know who he’s playing you will never pick him), Jeffrey Wright and Paul Dano.
    Battinson himself didn’t stand out to me as a particularly exceptional Batman but his story arc is something we’ve never seen in a Bat film before. I feel confident in saying this film will divide fans but I for one enjoyed every minute.

  • The Tender Bar

    The Tender Bar

    ★★★★

    In the directors chair Clooney never disappoints, the same can be said for Affleck, (who I unapologetically love as Batman) but is a revelation when he appears in lower budget, exceptionally written roles. He owns this entire film along with Lily Rabe.

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★★½

    Proof that the 2016 remake/reboot failure had nothing to do with being an all female cast and everything to do with poor writing. McKenna Grace is a revelation as Egon Spengler’s granddaughter and the film as a whole has more heart than a Care Bear reunion. I rolled all the tears.