Boiling Point is Slow Cooked to High Heat

Boiling Point is Slow Cooked to High Heat

Director: Philip Barantini Starring: Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Alice Feetham, Jason Flemyng, Lourdes Faberes Running Time: 92 minutes Absolutely nothing is new about our hunger for chef-related screen drama. From the seemingly endless incarnations of shows like Hell’s Kitchen to testosterone fueled performances in feature films like Burnt and Chef, there will never truly be…

The Matrix: Resurrections is weird, messy fun – a jagged little pill

The Matrix: Resurrections is weird, messy fun – a jagged little pill

Director: Lana Wachowski Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Ann Moss, Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris Running Time: 148 minutes ‘Nothing comforts anxiety like a little nostalgia.’ It feels like all we talk about at the movies these days. Mining the same stories for the same moments, images, lines that we recognise, trying…

Spider-Man No Way Home is an intricately wrapped empty box

Spider-Man No Way Home is an intricately wrapped empty box

Director: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Etc. Running Time: 148 minutes No spoilers. At every step of the way to seeing the latest blockbuster film, you’re warned, begged, contractually obligated, to provide no spoilers. Which is perfectly reasonable in itself, no one wants to be the arsehole raining…

The French Dispatch Dispatch

Director: Wes Anderson Starring: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Benicio Del Toro, Léa Seydoux, Adrien Brody, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Stephen Park… Running Time: 103 minutes Wes Anderson, 52 years old, American filmmaker, accused auteur, verified eclectic, has a long-standing and well-founded reputation for cinematic confection, and audience Marmite.

Dune gets lost in vast expanse

Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgaard, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, Sharon Duncan-Brewster Running Time: 156 minutes     Frank Herbert’s Dune is today considered one of the sci-fi forefathers, a richly told epic with much on its mind and an influence on everyone, from George Lucas…

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a raucous romantic romp

Director: Andy Serkis Starring: Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Stephen Graham, Reid Scott Running Time: 97  minutes   The experience of watching the original Venom was an exercise in realising that its chaotic energy, slapdash editing, nonsensical plot and over the top (of the lobster tank) performance by Tom Hardy, all of the things…