Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson’s ninth feature film is his second foray into animation following the superb Fantastic Mr. Fox. Isle of Dogs is set in a Japan twenty years in the future where a dog flu outbreak has resulted in all dogs being exiled to trash island. But young Atari Kobayashi sets out to find his beloved … Continue reading Isle of Dogs

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Jake Pentacost (John Boyega), son of apocalypse cancelling Stacker, is a thief who sells Jaeger parts for a living. When he gets caught he has the choice of prison or training the new recruits for the giant robots. Luckily this is just in time to save the world and follow in his dads footsteps. Five … Continue reading Pacific Rim: Uprising

Unsane

Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy) has moved over 450 miles to avoid her stalker, but when she is involuntarily placed in a mental home she thinks he may be posing as one of the orderlies. Steven Soderbergh‘s latest film has the gimmick of being entirely shot on an iPhone but if no one told you I … Continue reading Unsane

Tomb Raider

Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) returns in this rebooted version of Tomb Raider. Based aptly on the rebooted version of the game, this is a much grittier and deadly serious version of Lara and sees her travelling to an uninhabited island near Japan in search of her missing father. Being brutally honest I found this film … Continue reading Tomb Raider

Annihilation

Lena (Natalie Portman) is a biologist who volunteers for a dangerous mission into Area X. An expanding area masked by a shimmer of light which no one has returned from. Based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer Annihilation is already a contender for film of the year despite its contentious release. Following the studio believing … Continue reading Annihilation

Gringo

Harold (David Oyelowo) is a nice guy who finishes last. Brow beaten by his girlfriend (Thandie Newton) and pushed around by his best friend/boss Richard (Joel Edgerton). But when he gets wind of a corporate takeover whilst in Mexico he decides to take control of matters with varying levels of success. Gringo is a crime … Continue reading Gringo