Posted in: Movies

‘Kill Your Friends’ movie review: Has the power to amuse, shock and repulse

In 2008, Scottish writer John Niven published his first full-length novel, Kill Your Friends: a hilarious, horrifying satire on the music business during the Britpop-saturated 1990s. Based in part on the author’s experiences working in the industry – although to what degree is between him, his conscience and his lawyer – the book chronicles the...

‘The Martian’ movie review: Awe-inspiring and heroically enjoyable

The Martian opens with a shot of the vast, empty expanse of space, and for anyone with a passing familiarity with cinema, it’ll be instantly evocative of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi/horror classic Alien. Even the way film’s title text lingers slightly on screen is a very deliberate call-back to the iconic opening moments of that 1979...

‘Pan’ movie review: Hugh Jackman feels a bit too Jack Sparrow

Is there a story that’s been adapted more times than the tale of Peter Pan? Since his debut in 1902, Peter has appeared in video games, on stage, radio, TV and of course movies with the most famous being the 1953 Walt Disney adaptation. Hugh Jackman leads the cast of Pan – an origin story...

‘No Escape’ movie review: Pierce Brosnan is a riot

Of all the actors to star in a gritty action film, Owen Wilson is probably pretty far down the list. His lackadaisical comic timing is perfectly suited to comedy, but he’s never really shown that he has many more strings to his bow than that. No Escape might not prove that he’s a brilliant dramatic...

‘Legend’ movie review: Tom Hardy is fascinating to watch as the Kray twins

I’m not generally the sort of person who will gravitate towards gangster films. There’s something I find generally distasteful about the prospect of glorifying or making glamourous the basically sociopathic, violent nature of gang cultures. So when I was invited to a screening of Legend, based on the lives of real-life twin brothers and London...

‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ movie review: Mindless summer fun

Four years after the last adventure and 19 years after its big-screen debut, the Mission: Impossible franchise returns for a fifth outing. A new Mission: Impossible movie always feels like a bit of a surprise, not least because they are released at such sporadic intervals that the franchise never seems to gain any sense of...

‘The Gallows’ horror movie review: Moments of genuine terror

The Gallows is a late entry into what feels like a dwindling found-footage sub-genre, and it’s one that does nothing new with the idea. In fact, it’s a film that falls into nearly all of the usual pit-falls that the genre can offer – but it’s not all bad. The Gallows sees an American high-school...

Reasons to contact movie review writing services

Writing reviews for movies is a great pastime. It can be a profession as well because many people look for reviews before they go to the movie theaters or download the movies from the internet. If you have no idea about how to write a movie review and also given a task of writing a...