Latest in: Film

  • A Bond Retrospective: Roger Moore

    When I was growing up, Roger Moore was my James Bond. Even though Brosnan was still Bond when I became a fan, I was enamoured with the light-hearted romps of Moore’s Bond; a more jovial character than the other incarnations while being no less a spy. But times change....
  • Morning Movie Review (Venom, Bad Times at the El Royale & First Man)

    Mr Moody reviews Venom, Bad Times at the El Royale & First Man. Venom, from Sony Pictures, is directed by Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer and stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom along with Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, and Woody Harrelson. Sony’s synopsis for the film reads: One of...
  • A Bond Retrospective: George Lazenby

    George Lazenby is the odd Bond out. An Australian car salesman who became a model. A model who became an actor in TV adverts. A TV actor who became the world’s most iconic film character. And then gave it all up after just one appearance as James Bond, refusing...
  • A Bond Retrospective: Sean Connery

    “Bond. James Bond.” With those famed words, the greatest single British contribution to cinema was born. A secret agent that has spawned a film series like no other. A character that is still as engaging today, after 24 films, as he was back when he dominated the global box...
  • Morning Movie Review (Crazy Rish Asians, American Animals & The Predator)

    ...
  • Revisiting Predators

    In the run up to the release of The Predator in just a few short weeks, I’m revisiting the Predator sequels released so far; looking at what works and doesn’t work before finally sitting down to see if Shane Black can offer the ultimate Predator sequel. As I explored...
  • BlacKkKlansman – Movie Review

    As a historian, who considers herself to be fairly woke, I was super excited to go see BlacKkKlansman. Starring John David Washington as the lead, Ron Stallworth, this movie delves into the true story of the first African American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department who decided to investigate...
  • Revisiting Predator 2

    1987’s Predator is one of my favourite films but I’ve never wanted a sequel. Instead a prequel always seemed more interesting to me. We know that the Predators come to earth to hunt every ten years, so why not go back in time to see an earlier hunt in...
  • The Darkest Minds – Movie Review

    The Darkest Minds is a young adult novel written by Alexandra Bracken and directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and follows a group of teenagers who are on the run from the government after mysteriously obtaining superpowers. The first 15 minutes of the film is really interesting, the premise of...