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)

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]

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: 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

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: 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

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