Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Perplexed. I understand where this film lies in the Star Wars movie-verse, and that this obviously means that there will be links to other films. I also understand that there will be all kinds of references to things which mean nothing to me but which will satisfy those who are more immersed in the universe than … Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Doctor Strange 

Woah. So many things in this film seemed incredibly familiar, which is strange (sorry) since I went into this with zero knowledge of the character and having only seen the teaser trailer. Eschewing a training montage in favour of letting the audience work out that time had passed and skills had been acquired was actually … Continue reading Doctor Strange 

The Salvation

Beautiful Mads Mikkelsen straps on a holster, loads up his Winchester and primes his cheekbones for a showdown with the guy who done killed his family. It has some gorgeous visuals which make it a pleasure to watch, but beyond that it's actually a formulaic revenge Western with one-dimensional characters, predictable plot and some minimalistic … Continue reading The Salvation

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

Beautiful Mads Mikkelsen - astride a horse and speaking French for added enjoyment - sets out to right a wrong done unto him. Loosely based on a novella by Heinrich Von Kleist, the themes of vengeance and God's justice for the righteous were lost for me among a lot of trekking around on horses and … Continue reading Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas