The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

Directed, written and produced by the Coen brothers, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a spontaneous film with a freeing tone. It’s pleasurable to watch as a result of the effort and care that has been put into making it. There are moments of levity and absurdity, with singing and fourth wall breaks: This isContinue reading “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)”

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – Ron Howard

Solo: A Star Wars Story disappointed at the box office in comparison to the other Star Wars films, and there seems to be a lack of buzz surrounding the franchise, either due to Star Wars fatigue, or the lack of excitement about the direction the franchise is heading in (with prequels such as a BobaContinue reading “Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – Ron Howard”

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) – J.A. Bayona

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom directed by J.A. Bayona, is a film that I did not have high expectations for, due to my thoughts on the first Jurassic World of 2015. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom therefore did not disappoint, as I knew what type of film I was going in to. While there are attempts toContinue reading “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) – J.A. Bayona”

Deadpool 2 (2018) – David Leitch

Deadpool 2 is an exuberant, humorous film with unapologetically bold choices, similar to the first Deadpool (2016). Tim Miller was set to direct the sequel, having directed the first one, but due to creative differences with Ryan Reynolds he quit and David Leitch took over. I was interested to see how the change in directorContinue reading “Deadpool 2 (2018) – David Leitch”

Isle of Dogs (2018) – Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs is an incredible piece of cinematography, with stunning stop-motion animation and an emotive, moving story-line. It is set in a dystopian future in the fictional Megasaki City in Japan. A fear of the growing dog disease epidemic causes all dogs to be shipped to Trash Island, the Isle of Dogs.Continue reading “Isle of Dogs (2018) – Wes Anderson”

Tully (2018) – Jason Reitman

Jason Reitman’s Tully is an intense portrayal of motherhood, and the harsh reality of the toll having children can have on a person. The story centres on the mother Marlo (Charlize Theron) and her struggle to take care of her three children. The writer Diablo Cody, along with director Jason Reitman, did a superb jobContinue reading “Tully (2018) – Jason Reitman”

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – Anthony and Joe Russo

Where to start. This is easily my most anticipated film of 2018, as the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building to this moment for years under the producer Kevin Feige. Ever since the first appearance of Thanos in The Avengers mid-credits scene in 2012, the films that Marvel have created have all been hinting andContinue reading “Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – Anthony and Joe Russo”

A Quiet Place (2018) – John Krasinski

John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place was a thoroughly entertaining film. Usually I avoid horror films, but the trailers for A Quiet Place intrigued me, and people who had seen the film were raving about it, which was a strong enough incentive for me to see it. Luckily, I found that whilst it can be labelled aContinue reading “A Quiet Place (2018) – John Krasinski”

Rampage: Big Meets Bigger (2018) – Brad Peyton

Brad Peyton’s latest film Rampage: Big Meets Bigger, starring Dwayne Johnson, makes for an enjoyable watch. While the story-line is not perfect and there are some flaws in the script, it is still fun to watch if you do not take it too seriously. It is loosely based on a video game of the same nameContinue reading “Rampage: Big Meets Bigger (2018) – Brad Peyton”

Ready Player One (2018) – Steven Spielberg

Spielberg’s film Ready Player One (2018) is a refreshing, visually stunning adventure film, based on the novel by Ernest Cline (who also co-wrote the script for the film, alongside Zak Penn). It is loaded with a vast array of pop culture references and Easter eggs, and whilst I was, prior to seeing the film, concernedContinue reading “Ready Player One (2018) – Steven Spielberg”