Review // Sicario 2: Soldado

The follow-up to Denis Villeneuve’s acclaimed US-Mexico border thriller couldn’t have arrived at a more sensitive moment in real world politics. Soldado heralds the return of Josh Brolin’s CIA agent Matt Garver, again teaming up with ex-cartel assassin Alejandro Gillick (Benicio Del Toro) to deliver kidnapping, murder and grisly gun battles to America's unfortunate southern…

Review // Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

A renewed fanbase and all the money in the word can't hold together this Jurassic mess. Fallen Kingdom sees us return once more to the now volcanically active Isla Nublar, threatening to wipe out it's dinosaur inhabitants who've lived an isolated existence since the park was abandoned several years previously. Experts Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and…

Review // Solo: A Star Wars Story

The clumsily titled Solo: A Star Wars Story takes us all the way back to the origin of one Han Solo, the dashing and sardonic space smuggler made famous by Harrison Ford in 1977's iconic Star Wars, since become one the biggest film franchises of all time. After escaping the hellish industrial planet of his upbringing, Han falls…

Review // Lean on Pete

After his tenderly passionate debut Weekend and the strained marriage-in-crisis drama 45 Years - led by British New Wave icons Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling – Andrew Haigh continues his ascendancy into the upper tier of British screen talents with his third film and first transatlantic foray: an exploration of horse-rearing culture in the Pacific Northwest…

Review // Avengers: Infinity War

The Marvel Cinematic Universe peaks as the band of heroes take on an evil villain threatening intergalactic annihilation. Infinity War, the latest instalment in the Avengers series takes place several years after the events of 2016's Captain America: Civil War. The Avengers are as fragmented as ever and scattered across the world but find themselves forced to…

Review // Thoroughbreds

With a similar precision to the sharp blade seen in the film’s opening moments (helping create one of the most arresting depictions of equine violence since The Godfather), Thoroughbreds immediately announces its arrival into the annals of teen angst dramas, playing out as a brooding bildungsroman of female friendship and murderous pacts that translates as…