Retrospective Reviews: Watchmen (2009)

Watch this as soon as you can… With the release of HBO’s Watchmen series, there is no better time to take a retrospective look at Zack Snyder’s Watchmen from 2009. Adapted from Alan Moore’s DC Vertigo graphic novel of the same name, there is a lot to like about this film. It is not your […]

Retrospective Reviews: A Quiet Place (2018)

Watch this as soon as you can… Few horror films made today stick with you in quite the same way as A Quiet Place. It is memorable for its unbearable suspense. Telling the story of a family which must maintain constant silence to stay safe in a world filled with predators roaming a post-apocalyptic world. […]

Retrospective Reviews: The Star Wars Prequels (1999-2005)

Watch these as soon as you can… The Star Wars prequel trilogy gets a lot of hate. Yes, there is some bad acting, childish humour, and some truly unconvincing dialogue, but this hate still feels undeserved. The bad is balanced out by the good- ironically, the ultimate goal of the protagonists in this saga. Some […]

Retrospective Reviews: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition (2016)

Watch this as soon as you can… Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Batman, Bob Kane’s pop culture icon, could not be done properly without watching a few of the films. So many great Batman films have come out: The Dark Knight and Batman (1989) to name a couple of the best. Batman v Superman: Dawn […]

Retrospective Reviews: It (2017)

Wait until you can stream it… It: Chapter Two is released today. There are a lot of people who are excited about the release of this movie. Who knows why. Its predecessor does have its moments, but it is ultimately overrated. Andy Muschietti is back for the second instalment, so we are likely in for […]

Retrospective Reviews: L.A. Confidential (1997)

Watch this as soon as you can… L.A. Confidential has a curious place in the film canon. It is considered a masterpiece and a highlight of 90s cinema, but it still feels underrated and overshadowed. The 90s is easily one of cinema’s greatest decades, with many of the best films of all time coming out […]

Retrospective Reviews: The King of Comedy (1983)

Watch this as soon as you can… Joker has just had its premier in Venice, and critics are loving it. Many have compared it to a Scorsese masterpiece starring Robert De Niro (there are too many films that fit this description). The King of Comedy. It is a 1982 satirical black comedy that is often […]

Retrospective Reviews: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Watch this as soon as you can… Terminator 2: Judgment Day (T2) is surely one of the greatest sequels of all time. Everything great about the original is plugged into an amplifier and made even better. The special effects are more cutting-edge than before, and still hold up nearly thirty years later. Its storyline has […]

Retrospective Reviews: Apocalypse Now (1979)

Watch this as soon as you can… Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam War masterpiece, is being rereleased in cinemas for its 40th Anniversary. There are many reasons to re-watch this classic piece of cinema. This has to be seen on the big screen, even if you have seen it countless times before. Its cinematic […]

Retrospective Reviews: The Incredible Hulk (2008)

By the time the Avengers assembled, Marvel Studios and Kevin Fiege had found their formula. They found a rhythm which most of the later Marvel Cinematic Universe films would follow- a rhythm that echoes Iron Man more than it does Louis Leterrier’s The Incredible Hulk, both released in 2008. Starring Edward Norton, this film is […]