Film Bunker

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Rating Title/Year Author
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Ciaran Kerr For the people who are interested in Bundy, but not invested in the story long enough to dedicate an entire four hours to his tapes, this will serve as an engaging enough vehicle to educate them. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
All Is True (2018) Ciaran Kerr While this film may bore the new generation of English classrooms, it is safe to say that this film is probably a more accurate representation of the literary icon than 'Shakespeare in Love'. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Ciaran Kerr Despite usually being a passive moviegoer, I found myself cheering mid-scene, crying for an embarrassingly long portion of the runtime, and leaving the cinema completely blown away. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
The Doors (1991) Ciaran Kerr Oliver Stone's The Doors is a grandiose, highly kinetic, film that flourishes in its own excess. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
Supersonic (2016) Ciaran Kerr The expert crafting of the narrative leading up to the final moments earns itself the right to maintain convention. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
The Dirt (2019) Ciaran Kerr Netflix's The Dirt tries to tell a 'no-nonsense' account of Motley Crue's notoriously lavish existence, only to end up confused (and, at points, unnecessarily misogynistic). EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
Hellboy (2019) Ciaran Kerr In essence, I found this film rather like a greasy McDonalds breakfast-sometimes it tastes horrible, but when you are hungover and mostly braindead, it hits just the right spot. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Ciaran Kerr In essence, the film kept me entertained throughout and I didn't really question its existence too much. While the whole thing was quite Disney-fied, it was very nice to be able to see Tim Burton work his magical realism once again. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Ciaran Kerr Captain Marvel has given us an engaging female character that does not come off as an empty 'agenda'. Larson's magnetic performance paired with an entertaining buddy-cop romp and some character moments makes this another strong entry into the MCU. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
A Dog's Way Home (2019) Ciaran Kerr A film like this is created to manipulate any empathetic human being to cry. If you love dogs, the lump in your throat is pretty much guaranteed, even if the film doesn't seem to really earn it. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Ciaran Kerr Basically, the film is as dumb as a rock but fun as hell. Do you want some interesting ideas around AI without an ensuing existential breakdown? Then this is the film for you. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Ciaran Kerr This is a film with some good intentions that failed to deliver. While the story of both of these monarchs has never failed to intrigue the masses,Mary Queen of Scots strips the titular characters of their nuances, much to the detriment of the film. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
The Mule (2018) Ciaran Kerr If you want a serious entry into the drug conversation, then this won't satisfy your urges. However, if you want a light, interesting story with a likeable, if not a bit grizzled, lead, this should do the trick. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Ciaran Kerr Toothless and Hiccup are back, and that is all you need to know before buying tickets to see this film. What will keep you engaged is the mature, natural growth of its characters and the feelings of reconnecting with and saying goodbye to old friends. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2019
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Ciaran Kerr Does it reach the extremely high standards of the first Harry Potter film? I would say no, it does not. But it is extremely likeable, and there was not one second in the entire two-hour run that I was bored. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Split (2016) Ciaran Kerr Split surprises the most avid of Shyamalan watchers, presenting a well-made thriller, indistinguishable from the director's latest fair. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Ciaran Kerr Vol. 2 feels less like a sequel made to surpass its predecessor, and more like a continuation of a story. Much like a comic from your childhood, you know you can pick it up, continue with beloved characters, and escape into a world you are familiar with. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Ciaran Kerr What might have been an average movie with the wrong lead turns out to be an excellent vehicle for Holland's budding talent and Keaton's experienced charm. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Ciaran Kerr The second Kingsman outing feels as if it is trying to relive its glory days ... Rather than feeling like the second outing was capturing the joys of past experiences, I felt like it was instead trying to hit us over the head with, "Do you remember this?" EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Ciaran Kerr As the credits rolled, I sat in my seat both physically numb (as I said, cinema seats are unforgiving) and emotionally drained. This is sci-fi cinema at its absolute finest. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Ciaran Kerr After a disappointing second venture with Thor: The Dark World, it seems Waititi has saved a superhero that was struggling to find his place in a, frankly, more interesting MCU ensemble. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Ciaran Kerr My interest was maintained, but I would rather watch a film like this at home. This isn't the film to watch if you're seeking a thrill-ride; still, Murder on the Orient Express has enough steam to chug your attention through a couple of hours. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Justice League (2017) Ciaran Kerr Superhero films are no longer just superhero films-they are comedies, fantasies, heist films, spy films, hybrids of genres that work to keep the audience invested in a box-office flooded with men in capes. Justice League is just a superhero film. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Isle of Dogs (2018) Ciaran Kerr For those of you looking to step into the wonderful world of Wes, Isle of Dogs is an adventure story with so much soul and warmth that it could become a gateway drug to his body of work. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Ciaran Kerr Avengers: Infinity War wasn't merely a film, it was an event-my usual cinema was jam-packed with eager fans, buzzing with excitement. The most astonishing moment of this entire experience was the weight of leaving the cinema in a heavy silence. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Deadpool 2 (2018) Ciaran Kerr This sequel may have given us more of the same, but when the initial feature is that awesome, it is a great achievement to recapture some of that blood-soaked magic. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Skyscraper (2018) Ciaran Kerr Overall, the film is a mix of Towering Inferno and Die-Hard-just not as good as either of those flicks. I didn't expect a cinematic masterpiece, but unfortunately, this popcorn flick was a little too weighed down by its own ambition. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
BlacKkKlansman (2018) Ciaran Kerr In any other hands, this film could have been relegated to a mediocre biopic toeing the line between political validity and a safe marketability. What we get instead is a film that will stay in your mind for a while after leaving the cinema. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
The House With a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Ciaran Kerr Everybody obviously had a blast on this, and the adult actors in particular were very fun to watch. Jack Black and Cate Blanchett had some great bickering, and Kyle MacLachlan wasn't afraid to ham it up when necessary. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Searching (2018) Ciaran Kerr While this style of storytelling has been used before in the horror genre (Unfriended comes to mind), it was interesting to see such an inventive manner of presenting a mystery/thriller story for the modern age. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Juliet, Naked (2018) Ciaran Kerr The clever writing and genuine performances catapulted this film above the standard romantic-comedy affair, injecting some realistic humanity into its heartfelt storytelling. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018) Ciaran Kerr While this will be to some people's tastes, I found the film dull and, at points, irritating. Most of the meta-comedy jokes were a little too easy for me to truly find clever, and I probably only chuckled a couple of times. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Patrick (2018) Ciaran Kerr If you're looking for a movie with some cute dog stuff in it and some sappy romance and light comedy, this will hit the spot; just don't expect much more here. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Dog Days (2018) Ciaran Kerr With a title like 'Dog Days', it is clear that you're not going to be watching Citizen Kane. Really, the film does what it says on the tin-there are a lot of cute dogs, some cheesy dialogue, and sweet relationships. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Ciaran Kerr The plot was nothing special, but it did get a few laughs out of me. Kate McKinnon, in particular, was a pleasure to behold, and the film would have been a lot worse if she was not in it. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Ciaran Kerr Apart from the representation-argument, the film itself was... average. The plot was trope-laden, the performances were average at best, and most characters were cut-outs of your usual rom-com cast. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Ciaran Kerr As a relatively small-scale British kids' film, my expectations were set quite low. I was surprised by the film's inventiveness: small ideas making memorable moments in a story that really could have been paint-by-numbers. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Best F(r)iends: Volume 2 (2018) Ciaran Kerr Best F(r)iends is a project that few will see, but those who do will most likely enjoy it immensely. Sure, it is not Academy Award-worthy emotional storytelling, but the film knows what it's trying to achieve and it succeeds in that. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2018
Aquaman (2018) Ciaran Kerr Released fifteen years ago, this flick would have been a good enough romp to pass the time. Now, however, with the advent of so many incredible superhero ventures, Aquaman just feels stagnant. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2018
The Favourite (2018) Ciaran Kerr Watching The Favourite is like receiving a beautifully wrapped gift, with beautiful wrapping and silken ribbon, only to open it and be confronted by the horrific spectacle of a dead, rotting rat. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2018
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Ciaran Kerr Sure, the film is not completely original, but instead of feeling like a lazily constructed carbon-copy, it felt like a love letter to all the great directors that have come before it. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Ciaran Kerr Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is both amazing and spectacular, and I recommend that all fans of the comics go and see it, if only to see the panels on your pages spring to life. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
A Simple Favor (2018) Ciaran Kerr I could see this film was made with a purpose, but I am not quite sure what the exact purpose of it was. Far from a feel-good comedy, or a gripping thriller, A Simple Favour juggles too many genres and ends up dropping quite a few balls. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Ciaran Kerr People can bop to the music, see an imitation of their beloved frontman, and have the script pump inspirational narratives into their minds. For people who have always carried a love for Mercury and his fellow misfits, the film feels empty and shallow. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
Robin Hood (2018) Ciaran Kerr Is the film good? Oh, definitely not. It is a trope-laden, visual mess with too much slow-mo and a dash of terrible CGI. It was a stupid, dumb movie that I loved wholeheartedly. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018