X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Film Review

After the shambles of 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, I was pretty much done with the franchise and not at all excited for Dark Phoenix. Despite this, I tried to go in with an open mind and it’s actually quite good. It has a lot of problems, but I was entertained for the most part.

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The Mountain: Venice Film Review

I knew nothing about Rick Alverson‘s The Mountain and I didn’t even have it on my list of films to watch in Venice, but I made it a last-minute addition due to the cast, and what a mistake that was.

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Ready Player One: Film Review

I am a massive Steven Spielberg fan but I have to admit that I wasn’t fussed about Ready Player One at all because it just looked like a massive CGI fest, which is something I cannot stand, and while it is mega CG heavy, I loved the story so much that I just didn’t care.

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Top Films for March

It’s the start of March, aka monthly movie preview time! Here are the releases I’m most looking forward to in March.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment: Film Review


Now I am a psychology nerd, I did it at A-level and it was absolutely fascinating, so obviously I was going to check out the latest film reenactment of the infamous 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment by Philip Zimbardo. I know this case well, it is one of the most memorable studies (besides Milgram), so I was keen to see it onscreen after a disappointing recreation with Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker in 2010’s The Experiment.

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X-Men: Apocalypse – Film Review


The initial reaction to X-Men: Apocalypse was very mixed so I went in with low expectations and this probably helped because I actually liked it. Sure, it’s not as good as Days of Future Past and it’s pretty bleak, but it is still a decent watch with some great performances so I definitely recommend checking it out if you’re into this kind of thing.

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Dark Places: Film Review


Dark Places came out in America in the middle of the 2015 and I kept an eye on it because I wanted to see the latest Gillian Flynn novel-to-movie adaptation following the success of Gone Girl. The original U.K. release date was in March or April 2016 and I did not realise it had been bumped up to January until I saw a newspaper review yesterday. Why has it not been promoted over here? Why release it if there is going to be no marketing about it whatsoever? I soon realised the reason when I watched it –it’s simply not very good.

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