Phase One gave us introductions to some of Marvel's most iconic characters, Phase Two elevated the drama and dilemmas of these heroes with a variety of sequels. But for me Phase Three was a real game-changer. The films within this phase of the Marvel Cinematic pushed the boundaries for what can be expected from superhero films. Rather… Continue reading Marvel: The Story So Far (Phase Three)
Director: Wes Anderson Cast: (voices only) Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Kunichi Nomura, Ken Watanabe, Frances McDormand, Live Schreiber, Yoko Ono, Greta Gerwig, Nijiro Murakami, Koyo Rankin REVIEW There aren't that many modern filmmakers that spring to mind in association with the term 'auteur theory' a term whose roots… Continue reading Isle of Dogs Review
With the first phase of Marvel Cinematic Universe all wrapped up in a nice little package it was now time to take things to the next level. This meant returning to the worlds of former heroes as well as exploring new worlds with new superheroes such as the Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man. All… Continue reading Marvel: The Story So Far (Phase Two)
2018 will mark the 10 year anniversary of the monumental superhero franchise that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's been a long journey with iconic heroes, large doomsday scenarios along with some visually stunning environments brought to life through the aid of a wide variety of talented filmmakers. The franchise has endured some criticism throughout its run for re-hashing narratives… Continue reading Marvel: The Story So Far (Phase One)
REVIEW Abel Tesfaye, or as he better known to the world: The Weeknd, has proven himself to be a force to be reckoned with in the r'n'b scene. Having started out in the underground scene by putting out a variety of mixtapes such as House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence back in 2011,… Continue reading Album Review: My Dear Melancholy, The Weeknd
I am now certain that there is no place more hostile to human habitation than the Arctic. At least no place with oxygen. Having read all 955 pages of Dan Simmons door stopper novel The Terror I can safely say that misery, thy name is the Arctic Circle. Of course contending with sub-zero temperatures is… Continue reading Retro-Review: The Terror.
Our planet and our bodies are changing all the time. Every second a cell dies and another takes its place. Some mutate and become cancerous. Annihilation - the latest in a string of intelligent sci-fi films written by Alex Garland - speeds up the process of evolution with sublimely horrifying results. Not content with keeping… Continue reading Annihilation Review.