Edgar Wright's superb action thriller is almost like a musical in which the soundtrack plays just as important a part of the story as the actors. Ansel Elgort is the getaway driver who is forced into a job that is doomed to fail. With superb set pieces and a soundtrack that out beats Guardians of the Galaxy, this is the coolest, smartest movie of the year so far.
David Cronenberg's shocking remake of the 50's classic is more than just a gory horror as we watch mild-mannered scientist Jeff Goldblum turn into a fly after an experiment with a teleporter goes wrong. Part beauty and the beast-esque love story, part journey into madness, this still has the power to shock while at the same time amazed by the superb make-up and effects. Definitely not for the sqeamish.
One of the big surprises of the year. A smart, charming, funny and touching tale of a man trying to protect the young maths prodigy and wanting a normal life for her. Rich with a cracking script from Tom Flynn and subtle, understated performances from Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace and a brilliant turn from Lindsay Duncan. This isn't the film you think it is. A delight!
The first in the new franchise Dark Universe, feels like a Tom Cruise movie which The Mummy has decided to jump on board for the ride. Brimming with CGI and Tom running and jumping, while other characters explain everything, this borrows so much from other, better movies, that you long to be at home watching those better movies. A missed opportunity.
After the series of disasters from DC, the saviour of Batman V Superman has saved the new superhero franchise. An exciting, majestic looking blockbuster with a charismatic performance from Gal Gadot. A little baggy in the midsection (141 minutes is too long) yet it uses some neat techniques to make it look like it has been ripped from the pages of the comic book. It's a wonder!
One of the best in the series. An origins story that feels as fresh and exciting as the first X-Men. James McAvory and Michael Fassbender lead a terrific cast in a tale of a world on nuclear brink and one man who wants to start it all. Amazing special effects and a crisp script, this injected new life in the series after The Last Stand almost brought it to a halt.
With a new cast, this would be reboot of the popular series based on the best-selling books is, quite frankly, awful. A succession of gross-out jokes with every bodily function imaginable and without any charm. A massively misguided family film that includes a spoof of Psycho? What's even worst is that Alicia Silverstone, who once had a promising career, has left her dignity at the side of the road along with the film's charm.
We're back at sea with the fifth of this endless franchise and while we maybe hoping for a fresh new approach, it never comes. This is loud, noisy and in your face, like some child wanting to impress, with Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow becoming increasingly annoying. Time to let this ship sail into the sunset or sink without a trace. Dull and boring.
What could be better than putting the two queens of comedy together in one movie? Maybe if they made the script funny, that would have been better. Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn play daughter and mother on holiday in South America when they get kidnapped and have to escape by themselves, bickering all the while. What starts off as amusing soon becomes predictable and tiresome.
A political thriller about a lobbyist fighting against pro-guns might not seem the most exciting of subject matters but this wordy film is given an ace card: Jessica Chastain. She is mesmerizing in a role that, frankly, is unlikeable and yet she dominates the screen throughout, leaving the rest of the cast as bit players. Well worth watching just for her performance and the neat twist in the final act.