Ewan Gleadow

Review: Mortal Engines

Review: Mortal Engines

Whatever happened to the glory days of Peter Jackson? Ever since he cranked out the universally acclaimed Lord of the Rings trilogy, he seems to have gone rather quiet, off-grid even. His attempt at rebooting King Kong didn’t sit all that well with me, what with the almost three-and-a-half-hour runtime and leading Jack Black performance, so it’s safe to […]

 Richard Bellis

They Shall Not Grow Old: a review

They Shall Not Grow Old: a review

They Shall Not Grow Old is a new First World War documentary, compiling archive footage to create a feature film about those who fought in the war. Directed by Peter Jackson, the film took 4 years to make (coincidentally, the length of the war) and is a tribute to the soldiers themselves, filmed and told […]

 Angus Saul

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Jackson's concluding chapter arrives this week

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Jackson's concluding chapter arrives this week

The much-awaited final instalment of Peter Jackson’s trilogy is finally about to reach the big screen. The trailer promises battle, and five armies worth of it, and if the previous two films have fallen a little flat, this one certainly won’t. Sceptics of the one-book/three-film premise will have their doubts blown away by the ferocity of Five Armies, […]