Category: Films

Crave! episode 047: Midnight Oil, IT, Victoria & Abdul

The highlight of Steve and Simon’s week has definitely been the return, after more than ten years, of Midnight Oil to New Zealand; it certainly wasn’t the rather disappointing return to the screen, after a quarter-century, of Pennywise the Clown…

IT: not the worst Stephen King adaptation of the year, but that’s all

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Film adaptations of Stephen King’s writings have been, over the years, a mixed bag. When they’re good, they’re The Shawshank Redemption; when they’re not, they’re The Dark Tower, reviewed a little more than somewhat unfavourably by Simon in Crave! episode…

Crave! episode 46: American Made, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Ariana Grande, The Defenders (again)

Tom Cruise’s latest vehicle is an aeroplane in American Made, a film that’s entertained both Steve and Simon this week, but while they’ve been entertained by The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Samuel L Jackson and Ryan Reynolds’ new buddy-movie, road-movie, bang-smash-shoot-splat-fest, it’s…

Crave! episode 44: Dunkirk, The Big Sick, Atomic Blonde, Spiderman: Homecoming, Little Mix, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Simon and Steve are finally back from their winter break, and there’s a little catching up to do. Both of our presenters have been wowed by Dunkirk, the Christopher Nolan Second World War epic, and delighted by The Big Sick,…

Dunkirk: a remarkable telling of a remarkable story

Dunkirk is not an easy film to review; it’s not, for that matter, an easy film to watch. Christopher Nolan’s tenth feature tells a very well-known story of the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from the beaches of Dunkirk…

Crave! episode 43: Despicable Me 3, My Cousin Rachel, The Journey, The Handmaid’s Tale

In episode 43 of Crave!, Simon is a little disappointed by the lack of depicability in Despicable Me 3. Steve and Simon are both more taken with The Journey, the fictionalised account of how a central hatred in Northern Ireland’s…

My Cousin Rachel – expertly done, but ultimately unengaging

My Cousin Rachel leads you on a merry little Victorian dance. It achieves this goal with a degree of class, but for all that, by film’s end I found myself not caring too much about the characters. Its early promise…

Crave! episode 42: The Ultimate Eagles, Lorde’s new album, The Hippopotamus, The Mummy

Since The Actual Eagles aren’t touring any longer, the only way to hear their classics performed is to catch a show by The Ultimate Eagles, which is exactly what Simon and Steve did on Saturday night, and they were both…