Classic Film Review: The Dark Night (2008)

Marvel vs. DC: The Dark Knight, 2008 Directed by: Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman   After the successful Batman Begins rebooted the franchise that Batman & Robin tried to kill, Christian Bale (Batman Begins) returns as Batman and is faced with The Joker... Continue Reading →


Film Review: Game Night (2018)

2018 in Cinema: Game Night, 2018 Directed by: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, Kyle Chandler   As a fan of having game nights with my own group of friends, I was certainly excited about seeing this film... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Red Sparrow (2018)

2018 in Cinema: Red Sparrow, 2018 Directed by: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louis Parker, Jeremy Irons   After being witness to a murder, Dominika (Jennifer Lawrence, mother!) is persuaded to join the Red Sparrows by her uncle, Ivan (Matthias Schoenaerts), the same man who put her in the... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Lady Bird (2018)

2018 in Cinema: Lady Bird, 2018 Directed by: Greta Gerwig Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothee Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Lois Smith   Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson (Soairse Ronan) is a rebellious, angry teenager in the final year of high school, with all the troubles of new relationships, friendships... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: X-Men (2000)

Marvel vs. DC: X-Men, 2000 Directed by: Bryan Singer Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Ray Park, Anna Paquin   We’ve finally broke into the 21st century, and Marvel’s sixth film is finally the first to break a score higher than 2*. X-Men, the... Continue Reading →

Film Review: I, Tonya (2018)

2018 in Cinema: I, Tonya, 2018 Directed by: Craig Gillespie Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale   In Suicide Squad she was poor. In Goodbye Christopher Robin she was okay. In I, Tonya Margot Robbie was simply sublime. A biographical black comedy about the life of figure skater Tonya Harding... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: Blade (1998)

Marvel vs. DC: Blade, 1998 Directed by: Stephen Norrington Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N’Bushe Wright, Donal Logue   Still following in DC’s footsteps, Marvel have brought their own black superhero film (and no, I’m not taking about Black Panther, despite the praise that film is receiving for its use of a black... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: Steel (1997)

Marvel vs. DC: Steel, 1997 Directed by: Kenneth Johnson Starring: Shaquille O’Neal, Annabeth Gish, Richard Roundtree, Judd Nelson   Quite timely having this film with Black Panther getting all the attention for being a film about a black superhero. Blade may have given Marvel one already (which some fans seem to have forgotten about), but... Continue Reading →

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