The following is a review of 1917 — Directed by Sam Mendes.
Sam Mendes’ 1917 is a World War One-film that is inspired by the director’s grandfather, Alfred Mendes, and his stories from the battlefield. The film follows two young British soldiers — Lance Corporals Tom Blake (played by Dean-Charles Chapman) and William Schofield (played by George MacKay) — as they try to complete a mission. Blake and Schofield have been tasked with crossing ‘no man’s land’ and warning a battalion that they are walking into a German trap that may lay waste to up to 1,600 British soldiers. Continue reading “REVIEW: 1917 (2019)”→
The following is a review of Shazam! — Directed by David F. Sandberg.
It pleases me to say that the DC Cinematic Universe has turned a corner. For so long, Wonder Woman, the first film in the connected universe to receive a majority of positive reviews from film writers, seemed like an anomaly in the inconsistent universe where mixed reception was the best that you could hope for. James Wan’s Aquaman, however, was a big hit — one that indicated that perhaps the DC connected film universe still had life in it. And for Shazam! — a character most audiences will be unfamiliar with — DC and Warner Bros. borrowed yet another director from the Conjuring-film universe, Swedish David F. Sandberg, who, thankfully, has made a huge homerun hit for the weakened connected universe. Continue reading “REVIEW: Shazam! (2019)”→
The following is a review of Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Directed by Matthew Vaughn
If you’ve ever seen Morgan Spurlock’s Academy Award nominated McDonalds documentary called Super Size Me, then you’re familiar with what a super-size portion is. For the uninitiated, I can report that a super-size portion at McDonalds was an extra large portion of fries or soda that one was offered before Spurlock’s documentary. Continue reading “REVIEW: Kingsman – The Golden Circle (2017)”→
The following is a quick review of The Siege of Jadotville – a Netflix film.
The newest Netflix Original Film – The Siege of Jadotville – is dedicated to the veterans of ‘A Company’ – an Irish group of UN troops – and is based on the true story of how, in 1961, an outnumbered Irish company resisted an assault by Katanganese troops. Continue reading “REVIEW: The Siege of Jadotville (2016)”→
The following is a quick review of Louis Leterrier’s Grimsby.
Grimsby is the newest gross-out comedy starring Sascha Baron Cohen. Louis Leterrier – known for his work in the Transporter-franchise and with The Incredible Hulk-solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – directed this action-comedy, but it won’t go on his highlight reel. Though I’m a fan of some of Cohen’s work, Grimsby goes too far. Continue reading “REVIEW: Grimsby (2016)”→
The following is an updated spoiler-filled review of Kingsman: The Secret Service – Directed by Matthew Vaughn
If you’re like me, then you like the Daniel Craig Bond-films. But, then, if you are like me, you probably think that some of them take themselves too seriously. In what is a nice break from serious spy flicks, Kingsman takes over and successfully manages to captivate its audience. If you want to know what the love-child of The Spy Who Loved Me and Kick-Ass is, then watch this film and find out. Continue reading “REVIEW: Kingsman – The Secret Service (2015)”→