Review // Da 5 Bloods

Four black US Army G.I’s return to Vietnam in search of a fallen comrade and buried treasure. Officially there to take a battlefield tour and attempt to recover the remains of their sergeant, they hope to also leave with a crate of gold they had hidden on their final mission. Director Spike Lee assembles a … Continue reading Review // Da 5 Bloods

Review // Chernobyl (E1-3)

It is no exaggeration to state that HBO-Sky Atlantic’s new miniseries “Chernobyl” is perhaps one of the scariest things on television right now. More than a disaster story, it’s a full on true life horror. “1:23:45” - Episode One “Do you taste metal?” The creation of Craig Mazin (writer of The Hangover Parts II & … Continue reading Review // Chernobyl (E1-3)

Review // US

Writer and Director Jordan Peele goes two for two in original modern horrors with black humour, dread and jump scares. Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her husband Gabe (Winston Duke) are vacationing with their children Jason (Evan Alex) and Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph) in Santa Cruz, alongside wealthier friends the Tylers (Elizabeth Moss and Tim … Continue reading Review // US

Review // Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots is a sumptuous period tale of marriages, murders and betrayals, dramatically pitting the Catholic Scottish Monarch Mary of the House of Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) against her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), last of the Tudor monarchs of England. The film begins with Mary’s return to Scotland to assume her throne … Continue reading Review // Mary, Queen of Scots

Interview // Tony Pollard

I caught up with Professor Tony Pollard near his University of Glasgow office to talk about his work in film & television and his role as historical advisor on Netflix’s big new release, Outlaw King.  GC: Perhaps you could tell me about your roles as a historical advisor and how you got started. TP: I … Continue reading Interview // Tony Pollard

Review // Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Ethan Hunt returns in the most thrilling outing of the Mission: Impossible series to date.  Hunt (Cruise) and IMF colleagues Benji Dunn and Luther Stickell (Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) are on the hunt to recover three plutonium cores set to be used by anarcho-terrorist group "The Apostles", remnants of The Syndicate from Rogue Nation. After … Continue reading Review // Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Review // Sicario 2: Soldado

The follow-up to Denis Villeneuve’s acclaimed US-Mexico border thriller couldn’t have arrived at a more sensitive moment in real world politics. Soldado heralds the return of Josh Brolin’s CIA agent Matt Garver, again teaming up with ex-cartel assassin Alejandro Gillick (Benicio Del Toro) to deliver kidnapping, murder and grisly gun battles to America's unfortunate southern … Continue reading Review // Sicario 2: Soldado

Review // Solo: A Star Wars Story

The clumsily titled Solo: A Star Wars Story takes us all the way back to the origin of one Han Solo, the dashing and sardonic space smuggler made famous by Harrison Ford in 1977's iconic Star Wars, since become one the biggest film franchises of all time. After escaping the hellish industrial planet of his upbringing, Han falls … Continue reading Review // Solo: A Star Wars Story

Review // Red Sparrow

That the world of espionage is bursting with stranger than fiction stories should come as no surprise. A ring of Russian sleeper agents in the US arrested in one fell swoop, including the glamorous Anna Chapman. A British code breaker found dead, locked inside a holdall in his own bath. A former KGB spy dying … Continue reading Review // Red Sparrow

Review // Manhunt: Unabomber

When it comes to TV thrillers, Unabomber is the full package. Manhunt: Unabomber follows the true story of the longest, costliest and most exhausting investigation in the history of the FBI, the hunt for the serial mail bomber dubbed “Unabomber”. Sam Worthington plays James R. “Fitz” Fitzgerald, blue-collar FBI profiler brought on to assist the … Continue reading Review // Manhunt: Unabomber