Movie Reviews

17 April 2021

Review: Love and Monsters on Netflix

Love and Monsters follows a determined Joel (Dylan O’Brien) on his quest to get his girl back after seven long years; all he has to do is walk over 80 ...
10 April 2021

Review: Did Netflix’s Thunder Force live up to expectations?

What did our staff writer, Melissa Allen, think of the female-led superhero movie Thunder Force? This new film starring Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy has had many people interested in it ...
26 March 2021

Review: Is Wonder Woman 1984 as good as it was promised to be?

Warning: Spoilers! DC hasn’t given us the best films, we can all probably agree on that. With exceptions like The Dark Knight trilogy, Wonder Woman, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, ...
23 March 2021

Review: Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a triumph

Whether you enjoyed the Joss Whedon-butchered Justice League or not, most people could agree on one thing: it just didn’t make sense. So much of Zack Snyder’s story had been ...
11 February 2021

Greenland review: Amazon Prime Video's new film is one to watch

Disaster movies are not all copies of one another, but they are cut from the same cloth, so to speak. There are explosions, people dying and lots of close calls ...
7 January 2021

The Midnight Sky review: Our Film of the Week series continues...

The start of a new year felt like the perfect time to watch a new movie. With this year promising to be rather great in terms of movie and TV ...
4 January 2021

Review: The Minimalists: Less Is Now

Less Is Now is the latest (and we hope not the last) documentary offering from The Minimalists, aka Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn.  Released on New Year’s Day and ...
10 December 2020

The Film of the Week series returns! This week: Room

The Film of the Week (FOTW) series is back! This time, every week will have some kind of theme; one week may be 80s films, another week may be a ...
28 October 2020

Female First reviews...Hubie Halloween

Follow Melissa @melissajournal Adam Sandler is somewhat of a controversial actor. It seems that people are split between love and hate for this Hollywood star, but it must be said that ...
24 February 2020

Review: Joker on Blu-ray

Arthur Fleck isn’t a name comic book fans are familiar with. That’s because in creating new movie Joker, director/writer Todd Phillips and co-writer Scott Silver decided that they would be ...
17 February 2020

Review: Gemini Man on Blu-ray

Opening with an intense and confronting sequence, director Ang Lee sets audiences up for a thrill-ride that doesn’t always deliver, but does enough to entertain with Gemini Man. Henry Brogan ...
27 January 2020

Review: Downton Abbey: The Movie

The Royals are visiting Downton and it’s all hands-on deck to get the house ready for their arrival. However, to the surprise of all the staff, the Royals travel with ...
3 December 2019

The Nightingale is a tough watch carried by its stellar writing and cast of performers [REVIEW]

The Nightingale isn’t a nice, fun watch. There are moments from the off that will leave you feeling disgusted and distraught, as some of the members of the British Army ...

22 July 2019

What Men Want is a fun, if predictable comedy adventure

Directed by Adam Shankman and with the brilliant Taraji P. Henson (Empire) in the leading role, What Men Want looked set to be a success upon its announcement. A modern-day ...

28 May 2019

Eating Animals will change the way you look at your food forever [REVIEW]

Based on the best-selling book by, Eating Animals comes from director Christopher Quinn, and is produced and narrated by Natalie Portman. Delving into the wide world of corporate factory farming, ...

4 December 2018

Amá review: Lorna Tucker's latest documentary is one of the most important films of 2018

Despite our knowledge of horrific civil rights abuses that are still happening all over the world, it's impossible to get over the shock of learning that medieval methods of population ...

14 August 2018

Ready Player One Blu-ray review

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One was thought to be one of those rare books that would never be able to make ...

19 July 2018

Tomb Raider DVD review

Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander this year went from the glamour of The Danish Girl and the sci-fi realm of Ex Machina to take on one of her biggest challenges ever: ...
27 April 2018

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Blu-ray Review

I’ll be honest, when a follow-up film to the classic Jumanji movie was announced, I was extremely sceptical. I thought it was a franchise that should be left alone, especially ...

3 April 2018

Justice League Blu-ray Review

Though we didn’t get the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League petitioned for by thousands online, we do now have the official home release of the latest DC film, which ...

7 March 2018

Murder On The Orient Express Blu-ray Review

Hercule Poirot wants a holiday. He’s been working as the world’s greatest detective non-stop and has just solved what looked to be an impossible case in Jerusalem. He doesn’t just ...

22 January 2018

Mother! Blu-ray Review

I’d be lying if I said I had any idea of the complete subtext surrounding Mother! during my first viewing. The film is on the surface a simplistic idea, at ...
15 January 2018

IT Blu-ray Review

It’s fair to say that last year’s big screen release of IT was one of the most talked about movie releases of 2017. Dropping in a year that would see ...
5 December 2017

Atomic Blonde Review – A Perfectly-Paced Female-Fronted Thriller

Take yourself back to 1989. The fall of the Berlin Wall is imminent, but in this movie, the historic event simply serves as the backdrop for one of the most ...