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  • Extraction

    Extraction

    ★★½

    It doesn't kick in until the John Wick-style close combat gun-fu literally kicks in, and that's the charm of this film: the action is choreographed well, and easy to follow. Something many action films could take a cue from.

    The plot is... well, simplistic. Straightforward. And that's okay. Not all films need to aspire to lofty goals, but the film finds a little heart between Chris Hemsworth's Tyler Rake ("You look like a Brad." in one of the funnier lines),…

  • Leviathan

    Leviathan

    What a terrible terrible editing job. Completely falls apart in the second half. I almost think if you re-cut it, it’s salvageable.

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  • 50/50

    50/50

    ★★★★

    First things first: f@!k cancer.

    As someone who has come to terms with the idea (or is it fact?) that cancer is a real possibility to myself, and whose loved ones and friends have been directly affected by it, both for the bad and for the worst, this film was both one I was excited to see, but also dreaded to see.

    The cast drew me in first of course: Seth Rogen, the ever-excellent Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Anna Kendrick (who was…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I f@#kin' loved it. As much as I did Blade Runner 2049. Two different visions of the future — one much more grounded in our world, and the other in a galaxy far, far away.

    Yet, one is much more of a human film, whilst the other is concerned with technology at large. Can you guess to which I refer?

    Trick question. Both.

    It's the first Star Wars film without a proper cliffhanger or continuation. In fact, I felt as if…