Category Archives: Action
Much has been written about Daniel Craig’s swansong as 007, most of it positive. This review won’t even attempt to outline the plot because, dear reader, it is so complicated and has so many fails, that I couldn’t even begin to explain what the film is about apart from the normal stuff. James Bond […]
I loved Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman for its use of comedy to portray a serious message about racism in America. Here he similarly mixes his genres to tell a story that has a deadly serious context but manages to make us laugh out loud some – but not all – of the time.
We kick off […]
After a rather gruelling week, we decide we need some lightening up. So what better than Kingsman,which ticks all the boxes: star-studded cast (Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L Jackson); comedy (British); spy thriller (James Bond spoof) and a main character who shares my name – Unwin. What more could you want?
It’s a rather old–fashioned concept, […]
Peter Jackson has finally completed his magnum opus with Part Three of The Hobbit. I am surprised that this has received so much critical acclaim, as this last installment managed to spin out the thinnest of plot lines for just shy of two and a half hours and proffers only the shakiest of nods to Tolkein’s […]
Katniss Everdeen is back to save the world – but hang on a minute, what’s this? Mockingjay Part 1? Hollywood’s enslavement to mammon knows no bounds these days, what with Hobbits 1, 2 & 3– talk about sow’s purse from a silk ear – not to mention the Star Warsindustry, and now this. Husband is extremely annoyed. The pity is […]
Bill Marks is a chain-smoking, whisky-swigging, down-at-heel guy preparing to board a plane. Surprisingly he is also an Air Marshall: a man supposed to protect citizens in the wake of 9/11. It’s the misfortune of everyone on this flight that an unknown criminal has enough juice on him to target his vulnerabilities in order to try […]
The only way is up! Looking back on my review for the first film in the series [add link], I see I only gave it one star: I must have been feeling very grumpy. After I had posted that review, I met up with director Iain Softley who praised the film to the hilt and […]
Less than a week after having a huge chunk removed form my calf, I am itching for some light entertainment. Flipped between Hunger Games and The Hobbit, and Hobbit won, on the basis that it was a better book than the former and carries so many childhood memories.
Happily ensconced in the Everyman’s premier seats, complete […]
I am a glutton for punishment. Only a week after The Great GatsbyI find myself doing sci fi, a genre I dislike intensely, as my regular readers will know. Husband, however, was dead keen so I had to boldly go to explore strange new worlds. One of the only satisfying moments in this film is Captain […]