Review: Baby Driver

The latest film from Cornetto Trilogy director Edgar Wright is good enough that all the ways it could have been better are painfully obvious. Baby Driver is about a getaway driver (The Fault in Our Stars's Ansel Elgort) trying to get away.  (Eyy.) After meeting Debora (Lily James), Baby is stuck between doing one last… Continue reading Review: Baby Driver

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Review: My Cousin Rachel

Roger Michell's adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier novel, though not the visually splendid gothic sexual horror that many were hoping for from the trailers, is a deft handling of narrative. My Cousin Rachel is about Philip (Sam Claflin), a young landowner in Cornwall, struggling with suspicion and infatuation after his cousin's enigmatic widow (Rachel… Continue reading Review: My Cousin Rachel

Review: Okja

From Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho comes Netflix's latest acquisition. It's the most brilliantly mad thing I've seen in a long time. Okja stars 13 year-old Korean actress Ahn Seo-hyun as Mija, a farmer taking part in the 'Super Pig Project' devised by Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton), CEO of meat supplying Mirando Corporation. When Okja, Mija's super… Continue reading Review: Okja

The mess that is Joss Whedon’s original ‘Wonder Woman’ screenplay

You may have heard that Indie Ground Films recently leaked a version of the screenplay Joss Whedon was writing for Wonder Woman back when he was its in-development writer and director about ten years ago. Today, I will provide a quick (and quite angry) rundown of it so you don't have to put yourself through the pain of… Continue reading The mess that is Joss Whedon’s original ‘Wonder Woman’ screenplay

Review: Alien: Covenant

I wish I'd seen this drunk. Alien: Covenant is the sixth Alien film, but as the second in the prequel series it is the sequel to 2012's Prometheus. [DISCLAIMER: I haven't actually seen any of the other Alien films, so I'm reviewing Covenant entirely on its own lack of merit. Also: this review will contain SPOILERS, because some things were… Continue reading Review: Alien: Covenant

Review: The Handmaiden

Vengeance Trilogy director Park Chan-wook adapts Sarah Waters's novel Fingersmith, and creates something haunting, beautiful, and quietly horrifying. In colonial Korea, orphaned pickpocket Sook-hee (Kim Tae-ri) is hired by a conman going by the alias of "Count Fujiwara" (Ha Jung-woo) to help him steal the fortune of Japanese noblewoman Lady Hideko (Kim Min-hee) and have her committed… Continue reading Review: The Handmaiden

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The best of the Marvel franchise is back, and it's even better than the first venture into space. (Quick clarification of "the best": after what feels like years with just Antman and Doctor Strange and Civil War it's such a breath of fresh air to watch a Marvel film that's slightly different again. And that isn't the colour of… Continue reading Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2