CHiPs: Law and Disorder

An undercover FBI agent and an ex-extreme sports motorcyclist join forces in the California Highway Patrol to take down corrupt cops robbing armoured cars. Loosely based on the television show that ran from 1977-1983 this is a very uneven and only mildly diverting comedy. Personally, I have never seen the TV series, but my understanding … Continue reading CHiPs: Law and Disorder

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Life

Scientists on the International Space Station await the first ever soil sample from Mars and on examination find a single cell organism that proves the existence of life beyond our planet. Unfortunately, for the crew of six on board, this is not going to end well for them. This science fiction horror film owes everything … Continue reading Life

Get Out

Jordan Peele's feature film debut as a director (he also wrote and produced) is a stunningly good horror film that echoes the eerie suburban world of Society (1989). Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is visiting his caucasian girlfriend Rose's (Allison Williams) ┬áparents for the weekend and things are a little bit off. Her parents (Bradley Whitford and … Continue reading Get Out

Free Fire

An arms deal gone wrong sets the scene for a shoot out in a disused warehouse in a darkly comic and violent film by Ben Wheatley. Frank (Michael Smiley) and Chris (Cillian Murphy) are IRA operatives planning to buy guns from Vern (Sharlto Copley) in a deal set up by Justine (Brie Larson) and Ord … Continue reading Free Fire

Patriots Day

The true story of the 2013 Boston marathon bombings and subsequent man hunt is an accomplished film with some powerful scenes. Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg team up for the third time, after Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon, for another based on fact American disaster film. Each time they have improved on their previous … Continue reading Patriots Day

Fist Fight

The premise of Fist Fight is high concept and low coherence. On the final day of school, cut backs are being made and permanently flustered teacher Andy (Charlie Day) through a series of random events accidentally gets colleague Strickland (Ice Cube) fired. Strickland, who appears to be the school disciplinarian, counter intuitively decides this situation … Continue reading Fist Fight

Logan

Hugh Jackman returns as The Wolverine for reportedly the last time in a much more adult take on the comic book movie. Logan is a 15 rated movie and features gory violence, lots of swearing and most interestingly is much more of a character led story. The year is 2029 and mutants are all but … Continue reading Logan