12th Dec2018

‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Rohan Chand, Matthew Rhys, Freida Pinto, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, Andy Serkis, Peter Mullan, Jack Reynor, Eddie Marsan, Tom Hollander | Written by Callie Kloves | Directed by Andy Serkis Andy Serkis sophomore effort, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, arrives two years after Jon Favreau’s monumental critically and financially successful […]

12th Dec2018

‘At Eternity’s Gate’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Niels Arestrup, Anne Consigny, Amira Casar, Vincent Perez, Lolita Chammah | Written by Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg | Directed by Julian Schnabel Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world […]

11th Dec2018

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, Zoë Kravitz, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn, Liev Schreiber, Chris Pine | Written by Phil Lord | Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman Sony’s semi-reinvention of their staple franchise superhero […]

11th Dec2018

‘Night School’ VOD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Keith David, Anne Winters, Taran Killam, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Romany Malco, Ben Schwartz, Rob Riggle | Written by Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, Matthew Kellard, Nicholas Stoller, John Hamburg | Directed by Malcolm D. Lee Tiffany Haddish and her Girls Trip director Malcolm D. Lee reteam in the […]

10th Dec2018

‘Bumblebee’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Justin Theroux, Dylan O’Brien, Angela Bassett, Pamela Adlon, John Cena, Megyn Price, Kenneth Choi, Peter Cullen, Marcella Bragio, Gracie Dzienny, John Ortiz, Len Cariou | Written by Christina Hodson | Directed by Travis Knight On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. […]

10th Dec2018

‘Robin Hood (2018)’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan, Tim Minchin, Paul Anderson, F. Murray Abraham, Ian Peck, Cornelius Booth, Kane Headley-Cummings | Written by Ben Chandler, David James Kelly | Directed by Otto Bathurst To state that Otto Bathursts’ reimagining of Robin Hood is a colossal failure would be to understate such […]

07th Dec2018

‘The Favourite’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Faye Daveney, Emma Delves, Jennifer White, LillyRose Stevens, James Smith, Mark Gatiss | Written by Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara | Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) […]

07th Dec2018

‘Columbus’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes, Rory Culkin, Erin Allegretti, Shani Salyers Stiles, Reen Vogel, Rosalyn R. Ross, Lindsey Shope, Caitlin Ewald, Jim Dougherty, Joseph Anthony Foronda, Alphaeus Green Jr., Wynn Reichert, Jem Cohen | Written and Directed by Kogonada Casey lives with her mother, a recovering addict, in a little-known Midwestern town […]

06th Dec2018

‘Boy Erased’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges, Russell Crowe, Madelyn Cline, Victor McCay, David Joseph Craig, Troye Sivan, Emily Hinkler, Devin Michael, Matt Burke, Lindsey Moser, Jesse LaTourette, Britton Sear, David Ditmore, William Ngo | Written and Directed by Joel Edgerton Jared Eamons, the son of a small-town Baptist pastor, must overcome the fallout after being outed as […]

06th Dec2018

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Wes Bentley | Written and Directed by Christopher McQuarrie [NOTE: With Mission: Impossible - Fallout now on DVD and Blu-ray, here's a reposting of our review from the films cinematic release] The Mission: Impossible franchise returns after […]

05th Dec2018

‘Hotel Transylvania 3′ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Jim Gaffigan, Kathryn Hahn, Chris Parnell, Joe Jonas, Chrissy Teigen | Written by Genndy Tartakovsky, Michael McCullers | Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky In Hotel Transylvania 3, Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage […]

03rd Dec2018

‘The Front Runner’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Mark O’Brien, Molly Ephraim, Chris Coy, Alex Karpovsky, Josh Brener, Tommy Dewey, Kaitlyn Dever, Oliver Cooper, Jenna Kanell, RJ Brown, Alfred Molina | Written by Jason Reitman, Matt Bai, Jay Carson | Directed by Jason Reitman Jason Reitman, coming off the incredibly controversial and mixed acclaim of Tully, […]

03rd Dec2018

‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, John Gallagher Jr., Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck | Written by Emily M. Danforth, Desiree Akhavan, Cecilia Frugiuele | Directed by Desiree Akhavan The Miseducation of Cameron Post is the second feature from rising director Desiree Akhavan. Her latest, a terrifying tale of sexual oppression by religion is based on the book […]

30th Nov2018

‘Widows’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Liam Neeson, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Coburn Goss, Alejandro Verdin, Bailey Rhyse Walters, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell, Molly Kunz | Written by Steve McQueen, Gillian Flynn | Directed by Steve McQueen Steve McQueen is four for four in terms of cinematic masterpieces after Hunger, Shame, 12 […]

29th Nov2018

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2′ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill, Flula Borg, Ali Wong, Sean Giambrone | Written by Phil Johnston, Pamela Ribon | Directed by Phil Johnston, Rich Moore Taking place six years after saving the arcade from Turbo’s vengeance, […]

26th Nov2018

‘Creed II’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu, Russell Hornsby, Wood Harris, Milo Ventimiglia, Robbie Johns, Andre Ward, Brigitte Nielsen | Written by Sylvester Stallone, Cheo Hodari Coker | Directed by Steven Caple Jr. Steven Caple Jr.’s Creed II, the long-anticipated follow-up to Ryan Coogler’s 2015 film Creed, itself […]

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26th Nov2018

‘McQueen’ VOD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features: Alexander McQueen, Bernard Arnault, Joseph Bennett, Detmar Blow, Isabella Blow, Katy England, Magdalena Frackowiak, Jodie Kidd, Gary James McQueen, Janet McQueen, Joyce McQueen, Kate Moss, Michelle Olley, Dana Thomas | Written by Peter Ettedgui | Directed by Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui Alexander McQueen’s rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. […]

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22nd Nov2018

‘The Secret of Marrowbone’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Nicola Harrison, Kyle Soller, Tom Fisher, Myra Kathryn Pearse, Paul Jesson, Robert Nairne | Written and Directed by Sergio G. Sanchez [NOTE: With the film now out on DVD, here’s a reposting of our review of The Secret of Marrowbone from its cinematic release […]

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21st Nov2018

‘Outlaw King’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Stephen Dillane, Rebecca Robin, Billy Howle, Paul Blair, Sam Spruell, Jonny Phillips, Ben Clifford, Jamie Maclachlan, Duncan Lacroix, Kevin Mains, Callan Mulvey, Steven Cree, Tony Curran, James Cosmo | Written by Bathsheba Doran, David Mackenzie, James MacInnes | Directed by David Mackenzie Scottish native David Mackenzie reteams with his […]

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21st Nov2018

‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Liam Neeson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan, David Krumholtz, Clancy Brown, Brendan Gleeson, Stephen Root, Harry Melling, Tom Waits, Ralph Ineson, Tim Blake Nelson, Tyne Daly, Saul Rubinek | Written by Jack London, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest cinematic venture offers a few firsts […]

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16th Nov2018

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Wolf Roth, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Derek Riddell, Ezra Miller, Cornell John | Written by J.K. Rowling | Directed by David Yates Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the pinnacle of what is wrong with the modern day blockbuster. The second […]

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12th Nov2018

‘Leave No Trace’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, Jeffery Rifflard, Derek John Drescher, Michael Draper, Peter Simpson, Dana Millican, Alyssa McKay, Ryan Joiner, Michael J. Prosser, Jeff Kober, Spencer S. Hanley | Written by Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini | Directed by Debra Granik Will (Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests […]

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