“WONDER WOMAN” Reviewed: An icon of our times

Patty Jenkins / Gal Gadot , Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis / Action-Fantasy / 2017 / 12A / 141mins The late great comic George Carlin once opined, ‘If there is a God, I am convinced he is a he, because no woman could or ever would fuck things up this badly.’ Patty…

“GET OUT” Reviewed: Biting racial satire revives horror

Jordan Peele / Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Lil Rey Howery, Bradley Whitford / Horror / 2017 / 15 / 104mins QUESTION: What happens when a leading comedian climbs into the director’s seat for an indie horror flick? ANSWER: Great cinema. When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) meets girlfriend Rose’s (Allison Williams) parents, all is not what it…

“LOGAN” Reviewed: New era as superhero flick is up to scratch

James Mangold / Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook / Drama-Action / 2017 / 15 / 135mins Marvel bring a human touch to their superhero monopoly starting with X-Men favourite Wolverine, and it’s a wonderful breath of fresh air to what was starting to become a monotonous franchise. Older, but perhaps not wiser,…

“HELL OR HIGH WATER” Reviewed: A cool, slow-burning beauty

David Mackenzie / Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham / Western-Thriller / 2016 / 15 / 102mins The open road, the wind blowing in your face, a sack full of money and knowing that life can never be as cool as this moment – that’s what makes a great anti-Western. With that in…

UNDER THE SHADOW

Babak Anvari / Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi / Horror / 2016 / 15 / 84mins The British nominee for the Best Foreign Language Oscar is a solid, well structured creeper that wrings war metaphors, and then some. It seems the height of the Iraq-Iran War is not enough to distract Shideh (Narges Rashidi)…

DEEPWATER HORIZON

Peter Berg / Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez / Action / 2016 / 12A / 107mins Innocent Americans, a ton of oil and British villains – the BP Gulf disaster always had the perfect ingredients for a blockbuster. Thankfully, the term ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’ springs to mind. It’s…

BRIDGET JONES’S BABY

Sharon Maguire/ Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey / RomCom / 2016 / 15 / 123mins I can’t associate myself so doggedly with a romcom rooted in everything cliched about the noughties, but it’s hard to escape the fact that Bridget Jones’s Baby is a bloody good film. The fun starts at 43 for Bridget…

THE LITTLE PRINCE

Mark Osbourne / Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Mackenzie Foy, Paul Rudd  / Dramedy / 2016 / U / 108mins The Little Prince is a remarkable feat of literature that is one of the biggest selling books of all time. Fame comes at a price, however, and with books it usually means poor movie adaptations. When…