Black Swan

It’s not often I watch a film and come away not knowing what I think about it. I’m usually very sure of my opinion whether or not it matches that of the mainstream. I’m the only person I know who thinks that the first Iron Man movie was completely dull…


This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Marvel Avengers

In just one month (26th April) The Avengers Assemble will be released. I have massively high hopes for this film – the trailers look great, I loved Captain America and Joss Whedon is directing. Only an Aaron Sorkin script could excite me more…

V for Vendetta

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Guy Fawkes

We’re fast approaching Guy Fawkes Night and what better way to celebrate than by looking at some films, books and television programmes which celebrate great revolutionaries? And of course counting down the best explosions in film? For the first time since the Harry Potter series I’m running reviews of a movie and the book that it is based on side by side…

Star Wars: The Complete Saga

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Star Wars

Now that I’ve reviewed all of the Star Wars films individually it’s time to look at the series as a whole. Even though almost everybody has seen the films I tried to keep the reviews as spoiler free as possible…

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Star Wars

The iconic scrolling text at the beginning of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith makes it very clear where we are in the Star Wars story. The first word is stark. War!

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Star Wars

The second episode in the Star Wars saga is a big improvement on its predecessor, The Phantom Menace. Gone is the dull and convoluted trading dispute plot…

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Star Wars

With the release of the complete Star Wars saga on Blu-Ray imminent it seems like the perfect time to re-watch all six films. In story rather than release order….