Pioneer (2013)

Despite the vast riches natural resources promise, they have a tendency to lead to corruption and instability. Norway is one of the few countries that has successfully marshalled this cursed prize, using careful exploitation and prudent…

Man Of Steel (2012)

Okay, first of all, nobody goes any further without looking over this. It's time for someone else to have a go at reinvigorating the big boy scout AKA Superman for the big screen. This time it's Zack Snyder in the director's chair,…

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron Man 3 can be summed up in two words: ‘Great fun’. But seeing as this is an in depth review site I’d better flesh that out! We get a new director signing on for the third Iron Man instalment, Shane Black. He had previously worked with…

Side by Side (2012)

The big hitters from the world of cinema way in on the digital debate in this documentary helmed, rather improbably, by Keanu Reeves. Side By Side is sure to intrigue cinephiles. Cinema is in a state of flux. Digital technology now sits…

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

I should probably start this review with a confession. I am a huge fan of all things 'superhero', in particular, Batman. From 1989 when I was 7 years old and introduced to Bruce Wayne, then played by the fantastic Michael Keaton, I have…

Skyfall (2012)

Well, it's hard to think of a movie that would be more fitting to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Bond movie franchise but I've not seen many reviews also pointing out a number of the problems, both minor and major, in the latest 007…

Dredd 3D (2012)

It’s unfortunate when a film takes itself so seriously it ends up being unintentionally funny, or is it? It definitely made watching Dredd easier. Christopher Nolan got it right with his Batman trilogy but Peter Travis has completely missed…

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Nolan ends his Batman trilogy: glossy action, but warm characters too Nolan's third and final Batman epic is the big summer blockbuster of 2012. Don't even think about overlooking it if you follow mainstream movies. It's destined for and…

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

As if you didn't expect it, let me begin with this reminder of my look at the whole franchise. Well, it's all been getting a bit ridiculous and distressing lately, wouldn't you agree? The release of The Dark Knight Rises should have been…

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Seven years on from the first instalment of the Dark Knight trilogy Christopher Nolan releases the highly anticipated final film, The Dark Knight Rises. Set eight years on from the events that occurred in The Dark Knight, Batman is gone and…