Film Review

Cargo Review

  While the zombie genre is not what most people are asking for right now (my twelve-year-old cousin serving as the main objector to this remark), there is always a demand for compelling story writing. So while Cargo revolves around an infectious outbreak of a lethal virus, it's the plot that holds our attention. As… Continue reading Cargo Review

Book Review

Retro Review: Annihilation

This review is of Jeff Vandermeer's 2014 novel. For our review of the Alex Garland film adaptation look here.  We adapt to nature. When it is hot we wear shorts. When we climb mountains we use rope and oxygen tanks. When we walk through snow we wear boots. But nature has also adapted to us.… Continue reading Retro Review: Annihilation

Film Review

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review

We all remember the T-Rex's roar. That bone-shaking, ululating shriek of rage, hunger and primeval power. But we also remember that it grew irritating as every single film with any kind of giant lizard in it tried to replicate the genuine fear and awe that came with the first time we saw Sam Neill run… Continue reading Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review

Film Review

Retro Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey

It was April 3rd1968 when 2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick’s wildly ambitious sci-fi epic – finally arrived in cinemas. For years the film’s production had been dogged by delays, constant re-writes and a booming, maxed-out $10m budget. Imagine the panic, then, when its release was greeted with vehement - and widespread - distaste.… Continue reading Retro Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Film Review

The Breadwinner Review

The Breadwinner is the third consecutive release by Cartoon Saloon to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature - an especially impressive statistic considering it is only the Kilkenny-based studio’s third film. But while their previous efforts - The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea - both reimagined Celtic mythology, The Breadwinner… Continue reading The Breadwinner Review