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

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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

Short Scares At The 2018 Arrow Video Frightfest Film Festival

Now in its 18th year, the people behind the Frightfest Film Festival can easily hold their heads up high as the creators of one of the foremost film festivals in … Continue reading Short Scares At The 2018 Arrow Video Frightfest Film Festival

Review: Searching (2018) – A Riveting 21st Century Parental Nightmare

Often when new approaches to storytelling are undertaken, they don’t always get it right the first time (or even the first few times). For example, while the found-footage genre was … Continue reading Review: Searching (2018) – A Riveting 21st Century Parental Nightmare

Review: Teen Titans! Go To The Movies (2018) – An Absolute Blast of Superhero Fun

Making the jump from the small to the big screen isn’t that unusual when it comes to kids TV. But as a general rule it tends to be shows that … Continue reading Review: Teen Titans! Go To The Movies (2018) – An Absolute Blast of Superhero Fun

Review: Ant-Man And The Wasp (2018) – The “Meh” of the Marvel Universe

Despite much of its worldwide release being delayed by that famed competition where 22 guys in shorts run around chasing a ball; it’s clear that the box office numbers for … Continue reading Review: Ant-Man And The Wasp (2018) – The “Meh” of the Marvel Universe

The Short View: G is for Gun (2018) – A Grim Look Into The Arming of American Teachers

Author’s Note: I contributed to this short film’s Kickstarter Campaign. Official Synopsis: G is for Gun is a thirty-minute documentary film exploring the highly controversial trend of armed faculty and staff … Continue reading The Short View: G is for Gun (2018) – A Grim Look Into The Arming of American Teachers

Why The Academy Must Start Rewarding Stunt Work In Movies

Most of you have probably never heard of 77-year-old Terry Leonard. But with nearly 150 credits to his name, chances are you’ve seen him on screen. Well, maybe not his … Continue reading Why The Academy Must Start Rewarding Stunt Work In Movies

Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) – Breathtaking Espionage That Doesn’t Quite Top Previous Missions

You know, when someone told me that the first Mission: Impossible movie was directed by Brian De Palma, I immediately dismissed them as mistaken. How could someone like De Palma, … Continue reading Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) – Breathtaking Espionage That Doesn’t Quite Top Previous Missions

Review: Incredibles 2 (2018) – A Super Sequel That Sits In The Shadow Of The Original

As unique as each Pixar movie is, there’s no doubt that Incredibles 2 had a very special mountain to climb. It had to match the high quality Pixar have set themselves … Continue reading Review: Incredibles 2 (2018) – A Super Sequel That Sits In The Shadow Of The Original

Directing Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3 – Who’s Getting The Gig?

This whole high-profile firing of directors is becoming a thing, isn’t it? I refer, of course, to the recent firing of director and writer James Gunn from Guardians of the … Continue reading Directing Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3 – Who’s Getting The Gig?