Category: Fantasy

I Kill Giants

Year: 2017 Directed by: Anders Walter Cast: Madison Wolfe, Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots, Sydney Wade Written by Tom Sheffield The poster for this film depicts a young girl stood hammer in hand facing a giant with the words ‘from the producer of Harry Potter’ placed at the very top. Having […]

Ready Player One

Year: 2018 Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance Written by Jo Craig During the eighties and nineties, standing before a chunky black mirror — fingers and thumbs strategically placed over buttons — was the norm for the vintage gamer. […]

Tomb Raider

Year: 2018 Directed By: Roar Uthaug Cast: Alicia Vikander, Walter Goggins, Daniel Wu, Dominic West, Kristin Scott Thomas Written by Tom Sheffield It doesn’t feel all that long ago since Alicia Vikander was announced to play the iconic role of Lara Croft in a new ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot and now here […]

Winchester

Year: 2018 Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig Starring: Helen Mirren, Sarah Snook, Jason Clarke, Angus Sampson, Bruce Spence Written by Jo Craig When whispers emerged of the unlikely collaboration between ‘Jigsaw’ directors The Spierig Brothers and British national treasure Helen Mirren, heads were turned ‘Exorcist’ style. Then followed the […]

The Shape of Water

Year: 2018 Director: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones Written by Sarah Buddery It is hard to believe that over 11 years have passed since arguably Guillermo del Toro’s finest work, ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’. Considered by many as his […]

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 […]