If there's one genre that could compete against the grand scale superhero blockbuster flicks in terms of variety and experimentation, it would have to be the spy genre. It's easy to see why. Both have a strong set of requirements to their technical checklist ranging from someone being introduced to a world they were unfamiliar… Continue reading Retro Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service
Director: Andy Muschietti. Cast: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer. Having been stuck in "development hell" for quite some time, this adaption of the master of horror Stephen King's 1986 novel has finally made its way on to the silver screen. Things started off promising when Cary Fukunaga… Continue reading Review: IT.
The National conjure up a certain set of images and feelings. Awkward silences. Blood in bath water. Spilled wine and smashed glass. Repressed fury and bleeding souls. The light at the end of a tunnel. For sixteen years The National have dominated the alt-rock scene with subdued albums that become thrashing beasts when performed… Continue reading Album Review: Sleep Well Beast.
Ah September a month filled with exhausted teenagers, eager freshmen and even more exhausted seniors. It's a month of back to school, back to college and post-holiday blues. Millions of people across the world are heading back into education; an exciting if grueling process. But TV is always there to cheer us up. And there's… Continue reading Community: A Love Letter.
Few directors come out of retirement. Most continue working until they either die or can't work any longer. Not so with Steven Soderbergh. His retreat from filmmaking in 2013 came as somewhat of a shock to the world of independent and studio cinema as a whole. But now at the age of fifty-four he's back… Continue reading Review: Logan Lucky.
All of the characters in the new Death Note adaptation look like they've watched or read Death Note. That's bad. Who is there to relate to in Death Note? The reclusive emo kid with a sociopathic taste for vigilantism? The borderline insane detective? The fake goth cheerleader that any real life goth could see through… Continue reading Review: Death Note.
There are odd couple comedies and then there are odd couple comedies starring Ryan Reynolds. From his early days on the underrated sitcom Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place through to Van Wilder right up to Deadpool Reynolds has proved himself a master at sardonic, sarcastic and often sick humour. Whether improv or… Continue reading Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard.