Creed II And The Perils of A Too Sympathetic Antagonist

Spoilers for Rocky III & IV, Journeyman (2017), Southpaw (2015), Creed (2015) and Creed II (2018) When we talk about equality or diversification, we generally use said phrases in reference … Continue reading Creed II And The Perils of A Too Sympathetic Antagonist

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Review – I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story (2018)

Author’s Note: I contributed to this film’s Kickstarter. A few years ago, during the sparkle of the Twilight books and the erotic stylings of the 50 Shades of Grey series, … Continue reading Review – I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story (2018)

My Attempt To Write A Simpsons Episode And A Few Other Experiences

You know, looking back it’s kind of laughable that my original intention for this blog was to write about my screenwriting career. In two years I’ve written a grand total … Continue reading My Attempt To Write A Simpsons Episode And A Few Other Experiences

Review: Profile (2018) – The Darkside of Journalism [BFI London Film Festival 2018]

When you think about the sort of people that put their lives on the line for the greater good, those working in journalism probably don’t immediately come to mind. Alas, the … Continue reading Review: Profile (2018) – The Darkside of Journalism [BFI London Film Festival 2018]

Review: Green Book (2018) – Driving Miss Daisy With A Musical Touch [BFI London Film Festival 2018]

As a director builds their body of work, it generally becomes easier to recognise their style and understand their preferences. That’s why, for the average film fan, there are certain … Continue reading Review: Green Book (2018) – Driving Miss Daisy With A Musical Touch [BFI London Film Festival 2018]

Review: Tracks (2018) – An Uproarious Backpack Through Europe [Raindance Film Festival 2018]

What is the history of Europe if not a constant cycle of relationship breakdowns followed by conflict? While I doubt British indie filmmaker Jamie Patterson had this in mind when … Continue reading Review: Tracks (2018) – An Uproarious Backpack Through Europe [Raindance Film Festival 2018]

Review: Saint Judy (2018) – The Erin Brockovich of Immigration [Raindance Film Festival 2018]

I don’t think it’s too controversial to say that, over the past two years, the United States’ immigration policies have taken quite a drastic turn. The famous words inscribed at … Continue reading Review: Saint Judy (2018) – The Erin Brockovich of Immigration [Raindance Film Festival 2018]

The Short View: The Iron Village (1973) – A Lost Naval Documentary Comes To The Surface

Synopsis: The Iron Village takes a short look at the lives and work of the thousands of men serving aboard the British aircraft carrier, HMS Ark Royal. Running Time: 34 … Continue reading The Short View: The Iron Village (1973) – A Lost Naval Documentary Comes To The Surface

Review: Killing God (2018) – An Odd Night With The Almighty [Arrow Video Frightfest 2018]

Very minor spoilers for Inception and Lost in Translation. Thank god we’ve come a long way from the era of Passion of the Christ and Dogma. While Killing God, the … Continue reading Review: Killing God (2018) – An Odd Night With The Almighty [Arrow Video Frightfest 2018]

Review: A Simple Favour (2018) – A Compelling Gone Girl-esque Mystery

It’s hard not to feel sorry for director Paul Feig after the utterly asinine backlash to his female-led reboot of Ghostbusters back in 2016. Having made a film myself in … Continue reading Review: A Simple Favour (2018) – A Compelling Gone Girl-esque Mystery

Review: One Cut of the Dead (2018) – Hands Down The Funniest Film Of The Year [Arrow Video Frightfest 2018]

The nature of cinema is that cinematic trends rise and fall. Some, like the western, last for decades. And others, like the young adult book adaptations, only last for a … Continue reading Review: One Cut of the Dead (2018) – Hands Down The Funniest Film Of The Year [Arrow Video Frightfest 2018]

Review: King of Thieves (2018) – A Heist Hardly Worth Watching

For those of you that live outside the U.K. it may be hard to comprehend why the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit burglary in 2015 struck such a cord with the British psyche. … Continue reading Review: King of Thieves (2018) – A Heist Hardly Worth Watching