‘Le Mans ’66’ Review

There’s a noticeable shortage of great racing movies. Asif Kapadia’s F1 documentary Senna and Ron Howard’s criminally underrated Rush are the only two that really spring to mind. But Le Mans ’66 (or Ford v Ferrari to give it it’s more entertaining title) may have just entered pole position in the racing movie conversation. American car designer and former Le Mans champion…

‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ Review

The Peanut Butter Falcon is just as eccentric and out-there as the title sounds. A film about a young boy with Down’s syndrome trying to become a wrestler could have very easily felt exploitative. But this movie is anything but. It’s an incredibly charming and entertaining ride. Zak (Gottsagen) escapes from his care home to run…

‘The Irishman’ Review

Despite his opinions on Marvel movies, I love Martin Scorcese. And whilst I have enjoyed his more ‘experimental’ phase over the last few years, I think we were all excited to see him return to the genre that he helped define. In many ways, it’s as though he never left. But The Irishman is a gangster flick…

‘Gemini Man’ Review

The script of Gemini Man has been doing the rounds of Hollywood since the 90’s. Anybody who is anybody has been attached to it at one point or another. Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger – honestly name an actor and they will probably have been in the running. But now it’s finally here. And anybody…

‘Joker’ Review

At the climax of Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke, the Joker exclaims to Batman “If I’m going to have a past, I’d prefer it to be multiple choice”. It’s a fundamental part of what makes the Joker such an entertaining, and terrifying, character. We don’t know where he came from. He’s an ‘agent of chaos’, with…

Ad Astra Review

When the first trailers for Ad Astra billed it as an intergalactic drama about a character with daddy issues, my first thought was ‘No thanks, I’ve already seen Interstellar’. But James Gray tries to do something different with Ad Astra. Despite the huge scope of it’s universe, the story itself is an intimate one. And it’s a story that…