14th Sep2020

‘The King of Staten Island’ Blu-ray Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Pete Davidson, Bel Powley, Ricky Velez, Lou Wilson, Moises Arias, Carly Aquilino, Marisa Tomei, Maude Apatow, Pauline Chalamet, Lynne Koplitz, Joseph Paul Kennedy, Kevin Corrigan, Bill Burr, Steve Buscemi | Written by Judd Apatow, Pete Davidson, Dave Sirus | Directed by Judd Apatow In many ways films like this are the hardest to write […]

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17th Jul2020

‘The Old Guard’ Review (Netflix Original)

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Charlize Theron, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinell, KiKi Layne, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harry Melling, Van Veronica Ngo, Natacha Karam, Mette Towley, Anamaria Marinca, Micheal Ward | Written by Greg Rucka | Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood Immortality hasn’t been this cool since the Highlander, and who doesn’t want to live forever anyway? In The Old […]

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19th Jun2020

‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’ Blu-ray Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ewan McGregor, Ella Jay Basco, Chris Messina, Ali Wong | Written by Christina Hodson | Directed by Cathy Yan A little messy, a little all over the pace, but a lot of fun. The DCEU has had rough time of late. With films such as […]

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18th Jun2020

‘The King of Staten Island’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Pete Davidson, Bel Powley, Ricky Velez, Lou Wilson, Moises Arias, Carly Aquilino, Marisa Tomei, Maude Apatow, Pauline Chalamet, Lynne Koplitz, Joseph Paul Kennedy, Kevin Corrigan, Bill Burr, Steve Buscemi | Written by Judd Apatow, Pete Davidson, Dave Sirus | Directed by Judd Apatow In many ways films like this are the hardest to write […]

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15th Jun2020

‘Da 5 Bloods’ Review (Netflix)

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Mélanie Thierry, Paul Walter Hauser, Jasper Pääkkönen, Johnny Nguyen, Lam Nguyen, Jean Reno, Chadwick Boseman, Van Veronica Ngo | Written by Spike Lee, Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, Kevin Willmott | Directed by Spike Lee Powerful, beautiful, violent and emotional. Spike Lee has […]

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03rd Jun2020

‘Parasite’ Blu-ray Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi, So-dam Park, Jeong-eun Lee, Hye-jin Jang, Ji-hye Lee, Ji-so Jung, Myeong-hoon Park, Seo-joon Park, Keun-rok Park | Written and Directed by Bong Joon Ho Best picture winner at the Oscars, Parasite is yet another force to prove that Bong Joon Ho is one of the best […]

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28th May2020

‘Bad Boys For Life’ Blu-ray Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nuñez, Kate del Castillo, Joe Pantoliano | Written by Chris Bremner, Peter Craig, Joe Carnahan | Directed by Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah The world of Bad Boys started 25 years ago in 1995, when Will Smith was just Will Smith from The […]

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03rd Mar2020

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Blu-ray Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Mackenzie Davis, Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes, Tom Hopper, Brett Azar, Diego Boneta, Tábata Cerez, Steven Cree, Pete Ploszek | Written by David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Billy Ray | Directed by Tim Miller Although the best in the franchise since Terminator 2: Judgment Day, this is clearly a dying franchise […]

24th Feb2020

‘Birds of Prey’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ewan McGregor, Ella Jay Basco, Chris Messina, Ali Wong | Written by Christina Hodson | Directed by Cathy Yan A little messy, a little all over the pace, but a lot of fun. The DCEU has had rough time of late. With films such as […]

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14th Feb2020

‘Parasite’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi, So-dam Park, Jeong-eun Lee, Hye-jin Jang, Ji-hye Lee, Ji-so Jung, Myeong-hoon Park, Seo-joon Park, Keun-rok Park | Written and Directed by Bong Joon Ho The now best picture winner, Parasite is yet another force to prove that Bong Joon Ho is one of the best directors […]

03rd Feb2020

‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi, Gwendoline Christie, Paul Whitehouse, Benedict Wong, Ben Whishaw, Daisy May Cooper | Written by Simon Blackwell | Directed by Armando Iannucci A wonderfully witty and heart warming tale. It’s the kind of feel good cinema that can touch anyone’s heart, pure joy wrapped up in a string […]

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30th Jan2020

‘Ad Astra’ Blu-ray Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, Kimberly Elise, Loren Dean, Donnie Keshawarz, Sean Blakemore, Bobby Nish, LisaGay Hamilton, John Finn, John Ortiz, Freda Foh Shen, Ravi Kapoor, Liv Tyler, Natasha Lyonne | Written by James Gray, Ethan Gross | Directed by James Gray James Gray aims for the stars in his […]

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28th Jan2020

‘Bad Boys For Life’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nuñez, Kate del Castillo, Joe Pantoliano | Written by Chris Bremner, Peter Craig, Joe Carnahan | Directed by Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah The world of Bad Boys started 25 years ago in 1995, when Will Smith was just Will Smith from The […]

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28th Jan2020

‘Waves’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Taylor Russell, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Alexa Demie, Bill Wise, David Garelik, Justin R. Chan, Lucas Hedges, Joshua Brockington, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sterling K. Brown, Clifton Collins Jr. | Written and Directed by Trey Edward Shults From the very first frame of Waves we are placed in the centre of this family drama, as the […]

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24th Jan2020

‘Bombshell’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Allison Janney, Malcolm McDowell, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Liv Hewson, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Rob Delaney, Mark Duplass | Written by Charles Randolph | Directed by Jay Roach With performances that deserve their Oscar praise this year, comes a film that perhaps feels all too glossy and showy for the […]

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17th Jan2020

‘Uncut Gems’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Adam Sandler, Keith Williams Richards, Tommy Kominik, LaKeith Stanfield, Pom Klementieff, Julia Fox, Paloma Elsesser, Mike Francesa, Maksud Agadjani, Andrea Linsky, Roman Persits | Written by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Ronald Bronstein | Directed by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie A whirlwind of stress induced panic attacks that seem like they will never end. When […]

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16th Jan2020

‘1917’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays, Colin Firth, Pip Carter, Andy Apollo, Paul Tinto, Josef Davies, Billy Postlethwaite, Gabriel Akuwudike, Andrew Scott | Written by Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns | Directed by Sam Mendes So much beauty in the filmmaking and technical aspects of the film. A mastery example of cinematography, editing, production design […]

09th Jan2020

‘Jojo Rabbit’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant, Archie Yates, Luke Brandon Field, Sam Haygarth, Joe Weintraub | Written and Directed by Taika Waititi Jojo Rabbit is a film I wanted to love, should have loved, needed to love, but somehow I just didn’t. The […]

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31st Dec2019

‘Little Women’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Jayne Houdyshell, Chris Cooper, Meryl Streep | Written and Directed by Greta Gerwig So much love, so much warmth and so much talent has been wrapped up into such a special film and placed over our shoulders to keep […]

20th Dec2019

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Review #2

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams, Richard E. Grant, Joonas Suotamo | Directed by J.J. Abrams For me this is the most personal film I’ve ever had to review, its one the most personal […]

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19th Dec2019

‘6 Underground’ Review (Netflix)

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ben Hardy, Adria Arjona, Dave Franco, Corey Hawkins | Written by Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese | Directed by Michael Bay Michael Bay shows us he’s still obsessed with making films for 15 year old boys from 2003 with 6 Underground, the most Michael Bay films of all Michael […]

13th Dec2019

‘Marriage Story’ Review (Netflix)

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johnson, Julia Greer, Azhy Robertson, Wallace Shawn, Matthew Shear, Julie Hagerty, Laura Dern, Ray Liotta, Alan Alda | Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach Adam Driver and Scarlett Johnson star in Noah Baumbach’s fabulous Marriage Story; a stunning look into the death of a marriage, perfectly capturing laugh out loud moments […]

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