The Gray Man (2022): wall-to-wall action does not a story make

I’m not going to say a lot about this movie, as it really doesn’t deserve my time or my words. You can take from that what you will, but it’s basically throwaway popcorn fodder, and not in the best way. Even smashy action movies need something — anything — for us to hang onto in terms of character, plot and story. And if I’m honest, … Continue reading The Gray Man (2022): wall-to-wall action does not a story make

Knives Out: a twisty, hilarious tale from Rian Johnson

After getting lambasted by angry man-babies for his attempt to do something very slightly different with Star Wars, you could forgive writer-director Rian Johnson if he decided he wanted to retreat to the hills never to make a movie again. However, the best thing you can do, with most setbacks in life, is to get back out there. And boy, he did. For Knives Out … Continue reading Knives Out: a twisty, hilarious tale from Rian Johnson

Blade Runner 2049: an idiot’s review

I’ll put this out there from the off. Only a complete numpty would go to see Blade Runner 2049 with just a vague memory of the original, but that’s what I did. The reason being is because, shock horror, I’ve never been a die-hard fan of the original and wanted a fairly untainted experience of the sequel. Now I imagine this statement may cause many … Continue reading Blade Runner 2049: an idiot’s review