Reviews

9

Flippin' great

A Quiet Place

I feel like writing this review in a smaller font, so your brain whispers when you read this review. I dont want to use any caps (which this device is not wanting me to do) and I definitely don’t  ever want to use a exclamation point. I turn  down the light on my notepad as I write so I’m not noticed....

8.5

Great

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 opens with a helicopter ride and an expositional spiel about how Joseph Seed, The Father, has taken over Hope County. A few US Marshalls have been sent in to arrest him, including you, the Rookie. A beginning so basic and (if I had to admit) a bit boring, meant things weren’t boding well for...

8

Great

Yakuza 6

They say first impressions last. And thank goodness this isn’t always true, because while Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is not immediately endearing, it’s worth letting it warm up. The game opens with around an hour of opening cinematics, broken up by one short combat tutorial. Now, I’m into cut scenes, I enjo...

7

I'm smiling

Pacific Rim: Uprising

To be honest, I don’t really think that much needs to be said about Pacific Rim Uprising. It’s a movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters. It’s not Annie Hall or Citizen Kane, it’s stupid and it’s fun and that’s as far as it needs to go really. But let’s talk about it anyway. In the first film, ther...

8

Great

Ready Player One

If you like playing “spot the pop culture reference”, then don’t look any further. Ready Player One is a veritable homecoming for any geeky child of the 80s to feel they’re back in style. But to go backward in time, we must first go forward. The movie kicks off in the year 2045 where...

8

Great

Tomb Raider

As soon as Tomb Raider starts, you know it’s going to have a very different flavour to the Angelina Jolie films. You know there aren’t going to be any sexy open-mouthed shower scenes. And you know there won’t be any crash zooms into gun-strapped thighs with suggestive sound effects. And it’s refreshing. Tom...

7

I'm smiling

Frantics (PlayLink)

Have you ever thought, “Man, I wish I could invite my friends over to play a game,” but then realised all your friends have little-to-no skill with a controller? Well, stay tuned, because I bring tidings of great joy. A new age of party games is dawning, and it comes in the form of PlayLink – a new ap...

5

Meh

Red Sparrow

Jennifer Lawrence, spy-vibes and bad russian accents – I was sold from the first trailer.  Uncomfortable sexual content, incest vibes and skin peeling  – things I wasn’t prepared for. Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence), a prima ballerina who suffers a leg-snapping end to her career, is f...

8

Great

Game Night

It’s love at first sight when Annie (Rachel McAdams) and Max (Jason Bateman), both extremely competitive game enthusiasts, lock eyes during a pub quiz. The well matched pair settle down into a quiet, suburban life, complete with obligatory regular game nights with a group of like minded friends. When Max’s ...

7

I'm smiling

The Beautiful Fantastic

This is a supremely sweet movie. Charming, quirky, quaint, and you will feel good for the rest of the day. Bella Brown (a name from a fairy tale in my opinion), is an agoraphobic, OCD shut-in who only ventures from her house to go to her job at the local library. She is an orphan, having been found as a bab...

4

Could do without

Mary Magdalene

Imagine a bible story where Peter wants war, Jesus falls into trances and faints all the time, and Judas is the most likable character. That is Mary Magdalene in a nutshell. I walked into the theatre quite hopeful. It looked like there was a decent budget behind the film and the friend I went with was prett...

9

Flippin' great

Black Panther

Diversity isn’t something Hollywood is well known for. The American film industry seems to think diversity in films is a sort of novelty that can be pulled out every now and then when they’re trying to be edgy. It’s getting better, but there is still a long way to go. Black Panther is definitely a step in t...

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