James Mortishire

Film

Rampage is a tonic to the current blockbuster

The Rock, giant monsters, and city-wide destruction. Three things that conclusively summarise exactly what Rampage is. Directed by San Andreas director Brad Peyton, Rampage follows primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) and his best friend George – an albino gorilla. When George, along with two other unsuspecting animals, are exposed to a dangerous pathogen that sends…

Film

The best is yet to come

With box office disaster after box office disaster commercially, 2017 was a year to forget for the big studios. However, one thing going into 2018 that has emerged from these box office blunders is the popularity of the art film. Films such as The Florida Project and Moonlight that fell outside the commercial spectrum paved…

Film, Venue

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi cult classic Blade Runner. It follows the investigation of LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling) into the disappearance of Nexus 8 replicants – android slaves designed to serve humanity – that disappeared during an event the film refers to as ‘THE BLACKOUT’. Unlike its predecessor, the…

Film

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the much-anticipated sequel to the 2014 spy-comedy sensation Kingsman: The Secret Service. It follows the exploits of London street-kid turned gentleman spy Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin (Taron Egerton) as he tries to uncover the identity of the mysterious Golden Circle and why they want to exterminate the world’s population. ‘Eggsy’ is…

Film, Venue

Detroit

There was a sense of scepticism when the trailer and cast list for Detroit was first released, that for a film from a big Hollywood director such as Kathryn Bigelow, it seemed very understated. The cast’s biggest name is John Boyega, who, despite having shot to fame through Star Wars, hasn’t been in much else….

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