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‘Welcome to the Desert of the Virtually Real’ – Ready Player One and The Heavenly Hazards of Nostalgia

For those of you that have now seen Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Ready Player One, you were no doubt attracted to it, and left your screening of it satisfied due […]

Truth or Dare Review – Blumhouse’s Latest Horror Film is Not So Much Daring, As It Is a Game of “Guess the Cliché”

Having championed and spearheaded creative horror films such as Get Out and Lights Out, Blumhouse Productions has gained a welcome reputation for distributing a successful stream of reasonably budgeted horror […]

Thoroughbreds Review – Sociopathy Gets the Teenage Treatment in Cory Finley’s Chillingly Charming Debut

The teen-centric crime thriller has been a surprisingly popular sub-genre for many years. Films like Heathers, Alpha Dog, Brick and Elephant have all focused on teenage characters involved in criminal […]

A Quiet Place Review – Silence is Golden in John Krasinski’s Terrifying Cat-and-Mouse Thriller of Breathless Whispers

Star of the U.S. remake of Ricky Gervais’ The Office and rom-coms ranging from It’s Complicated to License to Wed, you wouldn’t look to John Krasinski to direct a nail-biting, […]

Love, Simon Review – Greg Berlanti’s Gay Revision of the Rom-Com is Both Heartfelt and Heartbreaking

Two film genres that have enjoyed a recent resurgence in popularity are the teen coming-of-age and LGBT genres. You only need to look at the 2018 Oscars, which had Call […]

Ready Player One Review – Steven Spielberg’s Futuristic Arcade of 80’s Pop Culture References is an Enjoyable, if Low-Level, Trip Back to the Future

The pervasive wave of nostalgia that we’re currently riding on, flooding our television and cinema screens, has hit a new, eye-popping peak in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, a visually […]

Unsane Review – Steven Soderbergh’s iPhone Thriller Offers a Software Update on the Cinematic Depiction of Insanity

If there is any director that can veer perfectly between arthouse and mainstream cinema, it would be Steven Soderbergh. The director responsible for crowd pleasers such as the Ocean’s trilogy, […]

Pacific Rim: Uprising Review – Independence Day Meets Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots in This Slight Yet Enjoyably Steely Sequel

Guillermo del Toro’s titanic action film, Pacific Rim, was a surprising success in 2013: an effects-heavy mechs vs kaiju bout that embodied the directors’ passion for all that is larger-than-life […]

A Wrinkle in Time Review – Ava DuVernay’s Cluttered Big-Budget Adventure is a Rupture to the Good-Time Continuum

A lot of anticipation had arisen around the announcement of A Wrinkle in Time. The first major film with a budget of over $100 million directed by a woman of […]