The Hurricane Heist | Review

★★★

Whatever you might have expected from a film with a title that makes The Fast and the Furious sound subtle, Rob Cohen’s The Hurricane Heist is a profoundly intelligent character piece that explores the psychology of its criminal antagonists, whilst making insightful comments on the nature of climate change in the modern world. Yes, of course we’re messing with you. Continue reading The Hurricane Heist | Review

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Tomb Raider | Review

★★

In a shock twist, the new Lara Croft film is derivative. Intriguingly, whilst the film owes shameless debts to Indiana Jones, Batman and James Bond (etc etc), the Angelina Jolie interpretations are not in this one’s canon of inspiration. Taking its lead from the reboot the video game franchise underwent back in 2013, Tomb Raider offers an earthier – if blander – Lara.

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A Wrinkle in Time | Review

★★

Adapting a trippy children’s book from the sixties is no picnic and Disney have already cocked up Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time before now in 2003. What’s impressive about Ava DuVernay’s bigger budget take on the tale is how the Selma director makes it her own and uses it as a vehicle to communicate to an underserved audience with emotional intelligence. Sadly, it is the less impressive script and oversaturated visuals that wrinkle in the mind.

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