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  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    ★★½

    I read one Jack Reacher book since the first movie, and it was pretty good - not the kind of thing that's going to make a completeist out of me because there's just too many of them but I can see picking out a few fan favourites. (if you have a favourite, post it here!)

    Tom Cruise - who I've otherwise kinda come around on as an action-movie auteur of sorts - was the one glaring dead spot in that…

  • A Monster Calls

    A Monster Calls

    ★★★★

    Well, that wiped me out.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    George Miller had been talking about this - or at least, had been persistently asked about it in interviews - for like twenty years now, and I don't know what's different about now that he finally got around to making it but I'm glad he did. The response on this has been gobsmacking, though I was willing to chalk a fair bit of it up to Peak Gen-X Nostalgia, and it coming at a good time to be heralded as…

  • The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

    The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

    Tom Six, like a lot of people whose art is childishly offensive and basically stupid, considers himself a warrior for free speech. (o, how hard he fights. On Twitter.) He dresses like the French guy in Raiders Of The Lost Ark and has so far shown the world exactly one idea, which he's flogged out for three movies now. I am caught between befuddlement and admiration.

    This third gulp at the can dispenses with the dropout-Cronenberg medical horror of the…