Film Reviews by Adam Ray Palmer

In cinema-land, May is near enough the start of Summer. This means the big-budget blockbusters hit our screens and the animated fun-loving movies come out too. But we don’t have the time to talk about them all, so I have picked three very different films to share with you… have a read below…
High Life
Claire Denis, French film director and writer, has had an illustrious career. But only now in 2019 does the lady grace the big screen with her first English-language feature. High Life stars her long-time collaborator Juliette Binoche, British heart-throb Robert Pattinson and the talented Mia Goth. The movie centres on a father and his daughter who struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation. After receiving rousing praise on the film festival circuit late last year, this is certainly a movie destined for a big screen experience. It’s a profound human study, with a dark twist. Catch it while you can, peeps.
In cinemas: 10th May 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
This was always destined to happen wasn’t it? For the last 25 years or so, we cannot run away from anything Pokémon related. We’ve had so many Nintendo games; we’ve had the original cartoon movies and we obviously had Pokémon Go which took the world by storm a few years ago. So obviously a huge Hollywood film starring Ryan Reynolds would follow! Alongside Reynolds on the bill is Suki Waterhouse, Bill Nighy and Rob Delaney. The plot focuses on a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle. Then one day, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective. So basically, it is Pokémon Go but with that guy from Deadpool. It’s definitely worth seeing for old times’ sake!
In cinemas: 10th May 2019
Here we go again with another biopic of a music legend! Well, apparently this is more of a fantasy than a biopic according to Elton John but I’m pretty sure his life has been quite raucous to say the least – so perhaps he wants to believe it’s a fantasy! Rocketman will in no doubt be wanting to emulate the success of Bohemian Rhapsody with Rami Malek picking up the Best Actor title at this year’s Oscars. The two films already share the same director with Dexter Fletcher shot calling Rocketman and he also sat in for the final third of Rhapsody after Bryan Singer’s dark-cloud departure. I’m a big fan of Taron Egerton, and I think this film will be the making of him, finally. May I also add, Taron did his own singing here and Malek did not. That for me already puts him one up! This will be a big one, folks.
In cinemas: 24th May 2019
And that’s all this month! By the time we meet again, Game of Thrones will have finished, and the world will not be the same. I’ll see you on the other side, guys.