Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) – Reel Review

Director: David Yates | 2h 22mins | Fantasy, Adventure To stop Grindelwald’s rise to power in the Wizarding World Dumbledore hatches a plan to thwart him. Enlisting the help of Newt Scamander and his friends, the group must stop Grindelwald before he becomes too powerful. While it’s no secret the Fantastic Beasts films struggle to live up to the hype set for them by the … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) – Reel Review

Jackass Forever (2022) – Reel Review

Director: Jeff Tremaine | 1h 36mins | Comedy The cast of Jackass return to deliver pain, pranks and stunts in the name of entertainment.  It’s always been difficult to truly define, and in turn review, Jackass. There’s no narrative and no particular theme (other than barbarity), so defining it as a ‘film’ is quite hard. To review it as a film would mean it goes … Continue reading Jackass Forever (2022) – Reel Review

The Batman (2022) – Reel Review

Director: Matt Reeves | 2h 56mins | Action, Crime, Drama When Batman finds himself hunting down the serial killer known as The Riddler, he must go into the political underbelly of Gotham City corruption to unveil the truth and catch him. Batman as a character has taken many shapes and forms over the years, all the way from Adam West’s iconic turn in the 60’s … Continue reading The Batman (2022) – Reel Review

Turning Red (2022) – Reel Review

Director: Domee Shi | 1h 40mins | Animation, Comedy, Family Overachieving 13-year-old Mei Lee (Rosalie Chiang) has her life turned upside down when she begins turning into a giant red panda every time she gets excited.  Over the years, Pixar has evolved their themes and taken a much more contemporary approach. They’ve matured, understanding that the stories they tell are able to teach valuable lessons … Continue reading Turning Red (2022) – Reel Review

The King’s Man (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Matthew Vaughn | 2h 11mins | Action, Comedy On the cusp of World War 1, Orlando Oxford (Ralph Fiennes) tries to stop people from influencing the outcome of the War all while trying to protect his son from joining the fight.  2014’s Kingsman was a refreshing action movie that wonderfully paid homage to the spy movies of yesteryear balancing it’s spoof and originality perfectly. … Continue reading The King’s Man (2021) – Reel Review

Encounter (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Michael Pearce | 1h 48mins | Thriller, Drama Former US Soldier Malik (Riz Ahmed) takes his two sons, Jay (Lucian-River Chauhan) and Bobby (Aditya Geddada), on a cross country road trip in order to protect them from an alien parasite invasion.  After a groundbreaking 2020 for Riz Ahmed he followed his success up wonderfully in his most recent collaboration with Michael Pearce. Encounter boasts … Continue reading Encounter (2021) – Reel Review

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Jon Watts | 2h 28mins | Action, Adventure, Fantasy This review contains spoilers. After his identity is exposed Peter Parker (Tom Holland) enlists the help of Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to reverse what happens. When the spell goes wrong, Spider-Man has to defend the city against numerous threats. Due to the pandemic it feels like a millenia ago that Spider-Man: Far From Home was … Continue reading Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) – Reel Review

Don’t Look Up (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Adam McKay | 2h 18mins | Comedy, Drama After discovering an asteroid heading to earth, Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) embark on a media tour in order to warn people about the danger that lies ahead.  Adam McKay’s panache for tackling real-life figures and crises in his previous films The Big Short (2015) and Vice (2018) has begun a … Continue reading Don’t Look Up (2021) – Reel Review

Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Sion Sono | 1h 43mins | Action, Fantasy, Adventure | Languages: English, Japanese After a botched bank robbery lands a mysterious outlaw in jail (Nicolas Cage), he’s forced to venture into a cursed land to find a young woman (Sofia Boutella) and bring her back within 5 days. Sion Sono’s newest fantasy action thriller boasts the promising combination of the director’s barbaric imagination and … Continue reading Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) – Reel Review

​​Last Night in Soho (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Edgar Wright | 1h 58mins | Thriller, Mystery Young fashion designer Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) moves from Cornwall to study at the University of the Arts, London. After taking a bedsit, she begins to dream of Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy), an up and coming nightclub singer, and the unexpected past of the sixties turns their dreams into a nightmare. Those familiar with Edgar Wright’s filmography will … Continue reading ​​Last Night in Soho (2021) – Reel Review