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Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans Review

The Horrible Histories series has been many things over the course of its existence. I remember it best as a series of books, that helped millions of young people around my age foster an interest in history, I used to love the books as a kid. Unlike the dry and lifeless history books at school,…

A Critical Assessment of the Disney Remakes

I’ve had a lot to say in the past about Disney’s recent crop of ‘live-action’ remakes of old, animated classics. But since they’ve all been within the context of a review, I haven’t had a chance to express my full thoughts of the whole thing. I think critical analysis is important when it comes to…

The Lion King Review

I may have said this before, but in my opinion the high-point of the Disney ‘live-action’ remakes has so far been The Jungle Book. It updated and refreshed a film that was long enough ago to warrant a fresh coat of paint with a stellar cast and a lovely new visual style. So, when the…

Stuber Review

The summer blockbuster release slate is often varied. You can expect a few by-the-numbers action flicks (soon to be served up by the Fast and Furious franchise) and more often than not you’ll get a mainstream buddy comedy led by a few a-listers, or up and comers, this year this is brought to us by…

Thunder Road Review

Another day, another film named after a Bruce Springsteen song… Apart from sharing that aspect, there are very few things that link the last film I reviewed (Blinded by the Light) and this film, so there won’t be much comparison drawn in that department. This film started life as a fifteen-minute short film of the…

Blinded By the Light Review

I’ve never really listened to Bruce Springsteen. His music reminds me of the kind of chest-beating, over-patriotic Americana that really grinds on my nerves. But after watching this and hearing more of his songs than I’d previously heard, I realise that I may have presumed too much about Mr Springsteen. This is a film from…

Spider-Man: Far From Home Review

The next film after Endgame was always going to have a mountain to climb wasn’t it? I can’t help being reminded of last years release of Ant-Man and the Wasp, having the enormous job of both having to follow Infinity War, and being largely inconsequential to the franchise at large, apart from slotting in the…