Film Review: Venom

Directed by Ruben Fleischer and the first film in Sony’s Marvel Universe, Venom follows a failed reporter, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), who gains superpowers after being bound to an alien entity, one of many symbiotes who have invaded Earth, giving him a violent super alter-ego: Venom. Soon, he must rely on his newfound powers to […]

Film Review: Dunkirk

Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk is a World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. Told from various perspectives, we see how the war effected those in the ground – Tommy (Fionn Whitehead), Alex (Harry Styles), and Gibson (Aneurin […]

Film Review: The Revenant

Rating: This year’s biggest Oscar contender, The Revenant, is based in part on Michael Punke‘s The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge, which is inspired by the experiences of the legendary explorer, frontiersman and fur trapper, Hugh Glass, set in the 1820s. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the film follows Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) on expedition […]

Film Review: Legend

Based on the true story and directed by Brian Helgeland, Legend follows the rise and fall of the notorious 1960s gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray (both portrayed by Tom Hardy), two of the most well-known criminals in British history. Based on the book The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray […]

Top 12 On-Screen Portrayals of Real-Life Gangsters

(Written for Filmoria) Next week sees the release of the hugely anticipated Legend, which stars Tom Hardy as both of the notorious Kray twins. To celebrate the film’s release, we take a look at 12 of the best on-screen portrayals of real-life gangsters in film. Set to be released on 9th September and directed by […]

Film Review: Mad Max – Fury Road

The fourth film in the Australian dystopian franchise which began in 1979, and once again directed by George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road is the first film in the franchise in 30 years, which sees Tom Hardy replace Mel Gibson as “Mad” Max Rockatansky. Set in a future desert wasteland where gasoline and water are […]

DVD Review: Lawless

An adaptation of Matt Bondurant‘s 2008 novel The Wettest County in the World and directed by John Hillcoat, Lawless follows these three brothers – Forrest (Tom Hardy), Jack (Shia LaBeouf) and Howard (Jason Clarke) – who, in a Prohibition-era Franklin County, Virginia, find their bootlegging business under threat by a new deputy (Guy Pearce) and […]

Film Review: The Dark Knight Rises

(Published in Issue 12 of my publication In Retrospect) The final instalment to Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises picks up eight years after the attacks of The Joker and Two-Face from 2008’s The Dark Knight when a new terrorist leader, Bane (Tom Hardy), overwhelms Gotham’s finest, including Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) and […]

Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf & Jason Clarke Look ‘Lawless’ In New Picture

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex) The first image of Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke as the three brothers in John Hillcoat‘s gangster drama Lawless have been released this week, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. Formerly known as The Wettest County, and not to be confused with Terrence Mallick’s upcoming previously titled Lawless, the […]

Film Review: This Means War

(Published in Issue 8 of my publication In Retrospect) Rating: Directed by McG, This Means War is a romantic comedy action film that centers on two CIA agents, best friends FDR (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy), who find themselves part of a love triangle when they end up dating the same woman. When neither […]

Bane’s Dialogue Cleaned Up, Not Reworked

(Written for HeyUGuys) When some fans were treated to a six-minute prologue of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises on select IMAX screens last month, the thing that got people talking the most about was that Bane’s (Tom Hardy) dialogue was very hard to understand. However, Nolan recently commented that he had no plans to […]

Christian Bale talks ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex) Christian Bale has been talking about where the final chapter of Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy will take his character of Bruce Wayne this week, as confirmation is given that the sequel will take place eight years after the events depicted in The Dark Knight. From the sounds of it, […]

Catwoman Shows Off Her New Costume

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex) Anne Hathaway has been snapped in downtown Los Angeles this weekend during filming for The Dark Knight Rises, showing off her leather Catwoman costume in full whilst straddling her own blackened mode of transport. The photos show Hathaway alongside Christian Bale as Batman and Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon. […]

Film Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

(Read this in my publication In Retrospect – Issue 2 and on BritScene) Rating: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief. This month has got many film critics talking about Gary Oldman and, with the release of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy this month, it’s not hard to see why. Alongside Colin […]

It’s Been a ‘Super’ Week for Marvel and DC

This week sees the trailers of two of the most anticipated and upcoming superhero films, the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, and Marc Webb‘s first in a series of rebooted Spider-Man films, The Amazing Spider-Man. Captain America is out in cinemas next week and a (good quality) trailer is […]