Craig's Movie Reviews

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The film with the most annoying trailer of the year is finally here?

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Still Alice

 Movies about the decline into some ailment are going to be either one of two things. They can be overly sentimental, cheesy and formulaic or they can be great. Which type is this?

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Suite Française

The last time I reviewed a romance film it was “Fifty Shades Of Grey”. Let’s see if I’m more lucky this time.

March 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Run All Night

This movie proposes a serious question. Can a man recover from “Taken 3”?

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chappie

The most recent effort by one of my favourite science fiction directors. Does his quality hold up?

March 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

It Follows

Did this horror make me scream with fear, or boredom?

March 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Wedding Ringer

A comedy about a Wedding? Surely it’ll never catch on!

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Sequels can either be “Godfather: Part II” or “Godfather: Part III”. Which is this?

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Focus

Is there enjoyment to be found in this Hollywoody crime caper?

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Whiplash

The hype for this film is out of this world. Let’s see if it’s founded.

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blackhat

Let’s see if this movie has deserved to be such a poor show at the box office.

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Selma

The story of a march for freedom is realised on screen here.

February 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Project Almanac

The found-footage sub-genre has latched onto another established type of film. Let’s wind back the clock!

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jupiter Ascending (2D)

After being delayed for months, what does “Jupiter Ascending” have to offer. More importantly, what does it do to Eddie Redmayne’s chance of getting an Oscar?

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fifty Shades of Grey

Mr Craig will see you now. Or rather, you’ll read his review of a movie that has hyped itself up to achieve money for its eventual sequels.

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Big Hero 6 (3D)

The film that set a thousand Facebook statuses to “Big Hero 6… them feels” is finally getting a review from me!

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Into the Woods

The first of Disney’s two Cinderella films this year. Hmm…

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shaun the Sheep Movie

The second best movie to have “Shaun” in the title!

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Action-comedies are a special treat for me. Let’s see how this one tastes…

February 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Theory of Everything

A movie with all the checkpoints of Oscar material. But do those parts make a coherent whole?

January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Foxcatcher

Critics are drooling over this movie. I am not drooling. But what do I think of it?

January 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

American Sniper

A film about the effects of war on the soldier. Where have I heard that synopsis before?

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Taken 3 (D-Box)

Is the third instalment of this action franchise any good?

January 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

The film that critics are going mad for. Is it any good?

January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

Until the Extended Editions and some of the more obscure Tolkien stuff comes to the screen, this is the end point of my favourite movie of all time (yes I count it as one).

December 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

“The Penguins of Madagascar”

These birds may be flightless, but their jokes soar!

December 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Horrible Bosses 2”

Three idiots are doing their best to exact revenge… again!

December 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Paddington”

Yet another adaptation of a children’s classic that promises much. But does it deliver?

December 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

“The Imitation Game”

A film made as a tribute to one of the most influential men nobody was allowed to know about.

November 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Gone Girl”

A movie which will get under your skin and stay there for a long time.

October 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Guardians of the Galaxy”

The latest offering from the growing behemoth that is Disney. Is this obscure comic book well-suited for big-screen adaptation?

October 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

“The Expendables 3”

The old and the young meet up for something which transcends the generations… mindless violence!

October 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Candlestick”

A brand new Hitchcockian thriller. A very theatrical piece that I’m sure you’ll…

October 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

“What We Did On Our Holiday”

This movie screams mediocraty. Don’t let it deceive you!

October 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

“The Equalizer”

Denzel Washington plays Jason Bourne. What could go wrong?!

October 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

“A Most Wanted Man”

Phillip Seymour Hoffmann stars in his last leading role. There will never be one quite like him.

October 13, 2014 · 3 Comments