Retrospective Reviews: I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Watch this as soon as you can… I, Daniel Blake (2016) and Sorry We Missed You (2019) are often described as companion pieces. Not because they feature the same set of characters. Rather, they are both war cries for the forgotten and the neglected in Tory Britain, depicting a very impersona and careless benefits system. […]

Retrospective Reviews: Sorry We Missed You (2019)

Watch this as soon as you can… Ken Loach’s 2019 film is a moving drama that may influence how you vote in the next UK General Election, if you watch it this week. It is difficult to conceive of a film more reflective of the exploitation of zero hours contracts than Loach’s Sorry We Missed […]

Retrospective Reviews: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Watch this as soon as you can… “This is not going to go the way you think,” says Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill),  early in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Apparently not a meta reference to the fan backlash against this movie, and the reason why The Rise of Skywalker is not receiving the same hype, […]

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 […]