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 45: Logan Lucky, An Inconvenient Truth, Terminator 2 3D, The Dark Tower, The Defenders

In the 45th episode of Crave!, Steve and Simon have both enjoyed Steven Soderbergh’s latest crime caper, Logan Lucky, even Daniel Craig’s occasionally questionable Deep South accent managing to pass muster. Terminator 2 has received a third dimension that it…

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,…

Atomic Blonde — great soundtrack, shame about the film

Atomic Blonde is a film with an awful lot of potential. Set in West, and partly East, Berlin as the Wall falls, it tells the story of Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), a British secret agent who has been sent by…

The Big Sick — a sweet, warm and very, very funny film

The Big Sick is much more than just the romantic comedy it’s being marketed as. It’s a daring concept for a film, telling as it does the story of the romance of its central characters Kumail and Emily, who meet…

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…