Film Review

Isle of Dogs Review

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

Book Review

Retro-Review: The Terror.

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.

Film Review

The Shape of Water Review

Director: Guillermo Del Toro Cast: Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg   REVIEW Before 2017, It seemed that acclaimed Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro was struggling to spread his ideas to a mainstream audience. After the success of the Hellboy films in 2008, his other two feature films Pacific… Continue reading The Shape of Water Review

Film Review

Black Panther Review

Director: Ryan Coogler Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita N'yongo, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forrest Whitaker, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis *THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM CAPTAIN AMERICA:CIVIL WAR (2016)¬†AND MINOR SPOILERS FOR BLACK PANTHER (2018)   REVIEW By far the two stand out moments of Captain America: Civil War, which… Continue reading Black Panther Review