25th Mar2019

‘Ben is Back’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance, Kathryn Newton, Rachel Bay Jones, David Zaldivar, Alexandra Park, Michael Esper, Tim Guinee, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Kristin Griffith, Jack Davidson, Mia Fowler, Jakari Fraser, Cameron Roberts | Written and Directed by Peter Hedges Ben is Back, directed by Peter Hedges, faces strong competition in this year’s “Armageddon […]

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25th Mar2019

‘Creed II’ Blu-ray 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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22nd Mar2019

‘Us’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon, Madison Curry, Ashley Mckoy, Napiera Groves, Lon Gowan | Written and Directed by Jordan Peele Us is Jordan Peele’s second directorial feature after his highly successful and critical acclaimed Academy Award-winning directorial […]

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22nd Mar2019

‘Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Sophia Lillis, Zoe Renee, Mackenzie Graham, Andrea Anders, Laura Wiggins, Sam Trammell, Linda Lavin, Andrew Matthew Welch, Jon Briddell, Jesse C. Boyd, Evan Castelloe, Josh Daugherty, Jay DeVon Johnson | Written by Nina Fiore, John Herrera | Directed by Katt Shea It’s difficult where to start with Warner Brothers rebooted feature of Nancy Drew and […]

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19th Mar2019

‘Triple Frontier’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal, Adria Arjona, Reynaldo Gallegos, Louis Rodriguez, Juan Camilo Castillo, Sheila Vand | Written by J.C. Chandor, Mark Boal | Directed by J.C. Chandor Acclaimed director J.C. Chandor’s much anticipated follow up to his critically lauded stoic New York gangster drama A Most Violent Year […]

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18th Mar2019

‘Five Feet Apart’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Claire Forlani, Moises Arias, Parminder Nagra, Emily Baldoni, Gary Weeks, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Cynthia Evans | Written by Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis | Directed by Justin Baldoni Justin Baldoni’s Five Feet Apart, on the surface, is your casual generic and conventional teen drama that evokes a similar sense of […]

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18th Mar2019

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Blu-ray 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 [NOTE: With the film now out to buy, here’s a reposting of our review of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of […]

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15th Mar2019

‘What Men Want’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Ledlow, Josh Brener, Kellan Lutz, Mathias Alvarez, Chris Witaske, Max Greenfield, Paul Brian Johnson, Brian Bosworth, Kausar Mohammed, Richard Roundtree, Taj-Naranja Jenkines, Aldis Hodge, Auston Jon Moore, Devonta Freeman | Written by Tina Gordon, Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory | Directed by Adam Shankman Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a […]

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12th Mar2019

‘Slaughterhouse Rulez’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Finn Cole, Asa Butterfield, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Michael Sheen, Margot Robbie, Hermione Corfield, Jo Hartley, Jamie Blackley, Isabella Laughland, Tom Rhys Harries, Kit Connor, Hanako Footman, Jane Stanness | Written by Crispian Mills, Henry Fitzherbert | Directed by Crispian Mills Slaughterhouse Rulez, directed by Crispian Mills, is the first produced joint venture between Simon Pegg […]

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11th Mar2019

‘The Grinch’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams, Tristan O’Hare, Kenan Thompson, Angela Lansbury | Written by Michael LeSieur, Tommy Swerdlow | Directed by Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed […]

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08th Mar2019

‘Captain Marvel’ Review (No Spoilers)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Brie Larson, Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Annette Bening, Lashana Lynch, Clark Gregg, Rune Temte, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Chuku Modu, Matthew Maher | Written by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Geneva Robertson-Dworet | Directed by Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden The hotly anticipated Captain Marvel, starring Academy Award winner […]

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07th Mar2019

‘Isn’t it Romantic’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, Priyanka Chopra, Betty Gilpin, Brandon Scott Jones, Jennifer Saunders | Written by Erin Cardillo, Dana Fox, Katie Silberman | Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson Isn’t it Romantic, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson (The Final Girls), is produced by and also stars Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson; with Liam Hemsworth, Adam […]

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06th Mar2019

‘Destroyer’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Sebastian Stan, Scoot McNairy, Bradley Whitford, Toby Huss, James Jordan, Beau Knapp, Jade Pettyjohn, Shamier Anderson, Zach Villa, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Colby French, Kelvin Han Yee | Written by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi | Directed by Karyn Kusama Destroyer is director Karyn Kusama’s first cinematic venture in four years […]

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05th Mar2019

Glasgow Film Festival 2019: ‘Vox Lux’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Stacy Martin, Jennifer Ehle, Raffey Cassidy, Christopher Abbott, Logan Riley Bruner, Maria Dizzia, Meg Gibson, Daniel London | Written and Directed by Brady Corbet Vox Lux, directed by Brady Corbet, stars Natalie Portman, Raffey Cassidy and Jude Law in a spiralling meteoric rise of a tragic musician that plays second […]

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05th Mar2019

‘Greta’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Jane Perry, Jeff Hiller, Parker Sawyers, Brandon Lee Sears, Arthur Lee, Rosa Escoda, Jessica Predd, Thaddeus Daniels, Raven Dauda, Colm Feore, Zawe Ashton, Stephen Rea | Written by Neil Jordan, Ray Wright | Directed by Neil Jordan Greta tells the story of a young woman befriends a lonely […]

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27th Feb2019

‘Fighting With My Family’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Florence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, Jack Lowden, Nick Frost | Written and Directed by Stephen Merchant In a year with such upcoming hotly anticipated features from the likes of cinematic creators and auteurs Jordan Peele, Greta Gerwig, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, James Gray, Harmony Korine and Terrence Malick to just name […]

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26th Feb2019

‘Serenity’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong, Charlotte Butler, David Butler, Rafael Sayegh, Michael Richard, Robert Hobbs, Kenneth Fok, Garion Dowds | Written and Directed by Steven Knight The feeling and emotion a cinephile find within themselves when they witness a cinematic masterpiece unfold in front of their eyes […]

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25th Feb2019

‘The Wandering Earth’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Chuxiao Qu, Jing Wu, Guangjie Li, Man-Tat Ng, Jin Mai Jaho, Mike Kai Sui, Hongchen Li, Jingjing Qu, Yichi Zhang, Haoyu Yang, Zhigang Jiang, Huan Zhang, Jiayin Lei, Arkadiy Sharogradskiy, Hao Ning | Written by Gong Geer, Junce Ye, Yan Dongxu, Frant Gwo, Yang Zhixue | Directed by Frant Gwo The sun was dying […]

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22nd Feb2019

‘High Flying Bird’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: André Holland, Melvin Gregg, Eddie Tavares, Farah Bala, Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe, Joy Taylor, Zazie Beetz, Bill Duke, Zachary Quinto, Caleb McLaughlin, Bobbi A Bordley, Sonja Sohn, Kyle MacLachlan, Jeryl Prescott, Justin Hurtt-Dunkley | Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney | Directed by Steven Soderbergh Steven Soderbergh continues his ongoing evolution in digital filmmaking with […]

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22nd Feb2019

‘Smallfoot’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, Jimmy Tatro, Patricia Heaton, Justin Roiland, Jack Quaid, Sarah Baker, Kelly Holden Bashar | Written by Karey Kirkpatrick, Clare Sera | Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig [NOTE: With the film out now on DVD […]

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21st Feb2019

‘Cold Pursuit’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson, Michael Eklund, Bradley Stryker, Wesley MacInnes, Tom Bateman, Domenick Lombardozzi, Nicholas Holmes | Written by Frank Baldwin | Directed by Hans Petter Moland Quiet family man and hard-working snowplow driver Nels is the lifeblood of a glitzy resort town in the Rocky Mountains because he is the one who keeps […]

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21st Feb2019

‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Angus Imrie, Denise Gough, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Noma Dumezweni, Rebecca Ferguson, Mark Bonnar | Written and Directed by Joe Cornish Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical […]

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