Thor: The Dark World review

If you want brotherly angst and banter hammered into your Marvel heart, Thor: The Dark World, is the one to do it for you (pun intended). And I am, I must confess, a Marvel film fan. The short and spoiler free version: Rating: 4 (out of 5) Overall: A good story lit with a lot…

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons thoughts

Oh my heart. A short, stunning game that will stay with you far longer than its ~3 hour gameplay. I’ll do a little advice/rating thing to start, and then rant about my feelings in a spoiler section at the end. Brothers is an adventure game in which you control two brothers, an older and a…

American Hustle review

A fun romp, but less hustle than the title would suggest. The short and spoiler free version: Rating: 4 (out of 5) Overall: A frequently humourous and well set film but seemingly torn between its characters and plot exploration. Summary: Irving, a con man along with his partner Sydney, gets trapped into working for enthusiastic…

Blue Is the Warmest Colour review

Much as I appreciated this film, I’m rather glad I saw it alone. Also, let’s play ‘I spy’ for all the symbolic uses of the colour blue. The short and spoiler-free version: Rating: 4.5 (out of 5) Overall: A very intimate, slow and thoughtful film with well painted characters. More than just a romance. However,…

Captain Phillips review

This sits bang in the middle of a 4.5 and a 5 rating. Difficult. I keep swinging between the two. The short and spoiler free version: Rating: 4.5 (out of 5) Overall: Fantastic thrilling opening and brilliant acting throughout. Real and impressive environment. Summary: Follows the true story of US Captain Phillips when his vessel…

Sunshine on Leith review

I don’t feel an urge to jump up and sing about it, but I do like it. The short and spoiler free version: Rating: 3.5 (out of 5) Overall: A simple slice-of-life heartwarmer, though lacking some of the emotional punch it had potential for. Summary: ‘The film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who…