Locked Down

“I’ve never been normal. Being locked down is making it worse.” As you are already probably aware, a pandemic swept across the world in the year 2020 and resulted in numerous countries being forced to enter a lockdown to contain the spread. If you’re reading this review as soon as it has gone online, chancesContinue reading “Locked Down”

Baby Driver

“Your name’s Baby? B-A-B-Y, Baby?” This is the first in a series of reviews of Dave’s Favourite Movies. This is the only review for this series that was written at the time of the movie’s release. The review has been left unedited to reflect the author’s feelings at the time of release. No further endorsementContinue reading “Baby Driver”

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

“We opened Pandora’s Box… and there’s no closing it now.” The year 2019 was an important one for blockbuster movies. Marvel and Disney presented us with on of the most ambitious film events of all time with Avengers: Endgame, a film which brought a full decade of film making to a giant, conclusive battle toContinue reading “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters”

Kong: Skull Island

“Sometimes an enemy doesn’t exist until you go lookin’ for one.” In 1962, Japanese film giant Toho released a film built around a clash between 2 monster movie icons; their poster boy, the radioactive titan lizard Godzilla, went toe to toe with the King of Skull Island, the great ape Kong. Godzilla vs. King KongContinue reading “Kong: Skull Island”

Godzilla (2014)

“The arrogance of man is in thinking nature is in our control.” At the time of writing, there are 36 movies about Godzilla; which is more than any other film character in history. That is a considerable legacy, especially as fans of Japanese cinema hold many of the original Godzilla movies in an incredibly highContinue reading “Godzilla (2014)”

Wonder Woman 1984

“No true hero is born from lies.” In 2017, Warner Bros. and DC released Wonder Woman; the first superhero movie of the modern era to be centred around a female lead character, and the first attempt at a female-lead comic book movie since 2004’s Catwoman, starring Halle Berry, crashed and burned both critically and financially.Continue reading “Wonder Woman 1984”

Wonder Woman

“Be careful in the world of men, Diana; they do not deserve you.” It’s fair to say that the DC comics’ film franchise (or DCEU) has gotten off to a rough start. Conceived to challenge the success and dominance of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DEUC builds on the story presented in Zack Snyder’s ManContinue reading “Wonder Woman”

The Finest Hours (2016)

“They say you gotta go out. They don’t say you gotta come back in.” 2016 seems to very quickly be becoming the year of the ensemble piece. With Spotlight picking up the Academy award for Best Picture and a whole host of other great pieces coming forward, such as Hail, Caesar! and, of course, allContinue reading “The Finest Hours (2016)”

Trumbo (2015)

“Who the hell has the luxury of friends? I’ve got allies and enemies. There’s no room for anything else.” Around this time of year, people start using the word “snub” a lot. The Oxford Dictionary defines a snub as to “rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully”. For real-world context, it’s the thing you do when thatContinue reading “Trumbo (2015)”