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“A hell of a cast let down by a sluggish plot” – Film Review of The Devil All The Time

Just on the basis of actors alone, The Devil All The Time has more than enough star-power to draw you in. You have the likes of Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans Tom Holland and Sebastian Stan hanging up their superhero personas and stepping into more grounded material, Bill Skarsgard has ditched the Pennywise make-up, Harry Melling… Continue reading “A hell of a cast let down by a sluggish plot” – Film Review of The Devil All The Time

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Retro-Review: Memories of Murder

It's hard to satisfy an audience while constantly subverting their expectations. It's especially hard to do so with a story format as tried and true as the detective story. The best known western example of this was David Fincher's 2007 serial killer epic Zodiac about the obsessive hunt for the Zodiac Killer throughout the 1960s… Continue reading Retro-Review: Memories of Murder

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Double-Bill Review: I’m thinking of ending things + The New Mutants

When looking at Charlie Kaufman's previous filmography, it's safe to say that he is not particularly interested in abiding by any traditional narrative frameworks. Films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or Synecdoche, New York have dealt with themes such as identity crisis and metaphysics being with an incredibly surreal presentation as he purposely… Continue reading Double-Bill Review: I’m thinking of ending things + The New Mutants

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“Nolan’s most ambitious film to date also happens to be one of his best and most complex” – Film Review of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet

"Don't try to understand it. Feel it." An exchange of dialogue between two characters in Christopher Nolan's latest highly anticipated feature film Tenet which can also serve as an overarching thesis statement for most of his previous filmography. Christopher Nolan has is a director that has always been drawn towards complex themes and places them… Continue reading “Nolan’s most ambitious film to date also happens to be one of his best and most complex” – Film Review of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet

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“A powerful premise on superheroes that never manages to take off” – Film review of Project Power

As recent years have passed fans of the superhero genre are in the mood for something refreshing. Something that deviates away from worn out tropes and familiar narratives about crumbling skyscrapers and blue lights beaming upwards as our heroes band together to save the day. And in the current cinematic climate where almost every anticipated… Continue reading “A powerful premise on superheroes that never manages to take off” – Film review of Project Power

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“Hugh Jackman and Alison Janney are top of the class” – Film review of Bad Education

There is a moment which highlights the overarching theme of Cory Finley's sophomore feature where an assistant superintendent named Pamela Gluckin (played here by Academy Award winning actress Alison Janney) is standing underneath two banners. One says 'Respect' and the other says 'Success'. Finlay's film is populated by characters who seek to achieve both of… Continue reading “Hugh Jackman and Alison Janney are top of the class” – Film review of Bad Education

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“Let me tell you a story about right and wrong.” – A Retro Review of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing (1989)

On the 19th May 1989, Spike Lee's third feature film Do the Right Thing premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. It was met with a mostly positive reception from audience members and critics who praised it for its energetic and appealing visual style and for boldly confronting the issue of racism in America right in… Continue reading “Let me tell you a story about right and wrong.” – A Retro Review of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing (1989)

Film Review · Musical Review

“The Story of America then told by America now” – Review of the filmed version on Disney Plus of Lin Manuel Miranda’s musical phenomenon Hamilton

Since its original Broadway debut five years ago, Lin Manuel Miranda's musical inspired by the Ron Chernow's 2004 biography of one of the founding fathers of the United States of America Alexander Hamilton has gone on to become a worldwide theatrical phenomenon garnering numerous accolades and a hoard of devoted fans. Those who may have… Continue reading “The Story of America then told by America now” – Review of the filmed version on Disney Plus of Lin Manuel Miranda’s musical phenomenon Hamilton