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Alien: Covenant

Year: 2017 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo Written by Jo Craig  Met with scepticism from devout fans of earlier episodes, ‘Alien: Covenant’ divided audiences after it was unleashed onto the chopping block for worldwide cinema release. Many viewers […]


Year: 2017 Director: Dean Devlin Starring: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Wu, Amr Waked, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris Written by Chris Gelderd When an internationally created series of satellites blanketed across Earth, controlled from the International Space Station, starts to malfunction and strange […]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Year: 2017 Director: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal Written by Rhys Bowen Jones ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ was released in what’s commonly known as “a movie dead zone”. February is typically home to sub-par horror films, […]


Year: 2017 Director: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer Written by Sasha Hornby ‘Mother!’ is the latest film written and directed by American auteur Darren Aronofsky, director of ‘Black Swan’ and ‘Requiem for a Dream’, about a couple whose relationship is tested when […]


Year: 2017 Director: Andy Muschietti Starring: Bill SkarsgĂ„rd, Jackson Robert Scott, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Grazer Written by Corey Hughes Movie remakes, whether you like them or not, have become a ubiquitous force in the film industry, pushing away originality in favour of rehashing a cult […]

Wind River

Year: 2017 Director: Taylor Sheridan Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham, Julia Jones, Kelsey Chow Written by Rhys Bowen Jones If you haven’t heard of Taylor Sheridan by now, I’m sure he is going to be a household name from 2017 and beyond. Following up two stellar […]

The Limehouse Golem

Year: 2017 Director: Juan Carlos Medina Starring: Olivia Cooke, Bill Nighy, Douglas Booth, Maria Valverde Written by Abbie Eales Set in the gloomy East End of London, ‘The Limehouse Golem’ is a gory Victorian whodunnit with a gloriously twisted difference. Directed by Juan Carlos Medina (director of 2012 […]

Death Note

Year: 2017 Director: Adam Wingard Starring: Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Willem Dafoe, Jason Liles Written by Sasha Hornby When Adam Wingard’s live-action US-set reimagining of ‘Death Note‘ was announced, I had mixed feelings.  Excitement at the prospect of another film from one of my favourite genre directors […]

The Dark Tower

Year: 2017 Director: Nikolaj Arcel Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor Written by Jo Craig “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” The brilliance of horror alum Stephen King, who must be close to finishing his fortress of dollar bills and near […]