Film

American Gods

“A show that wants you to sit back, put on the cruise control and listen to endless tales of the vast American highway.” – American Gods Season 1 Spoiler Free Review

“Do you believe in a god?” This question has been central to human existence since our genesis. We have never lived in a time without gods influencing a part of […]

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Orange is the New Black – The Problem With an Unbiased Lens

Orange is the New Black has been hailed by many for giving a voice to those who are largely considered voiceless – women prisoners representing a diverse range of sexualities, […]

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Playing God with these Monsters – How to Fix the Dark Universe

With The Mummy having settled into our cinematic stomachs for well over two weeks now, and seeing as it’s attracted less than a stellar reception (rocking a disappointing average of […]

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*’Oh Hello, Broadway’ Review – Theatre is the hot new thing… on Netflix

*‘Oh hello’, a phrase exclaimed in greeting when one wishes to convey surprise and a discernible amount of polite hesitancy in their response, more often than not to mask a […]

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The Mummy Review – The ‘Dark Universe’ Needs a Few Bandages to Bring Itself Back to Life after this Lukewarm, yet Innocently Fun, Start

If there is one trend that has really surged into the blood stream of the film industry, it’s the so-called ‘Cinematic Universe’. Marvel, DC, Fox, they’ve all jumped aboard the […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Review – Ahoy, Another Instalment, Treading Tame and Familiar Waters, but with new Crewmates to Keep the Franchise Afloat

With the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, I appear to have a love/hate relationship. The first film, subtitled The Curse of the Black Pearl was a huge success, commercially and […]

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Waiting for Gadot: Wonder Woman and the Problem with Movie Franchises

In Samuel Becket’s famous play Waiting for Godot, Vladimir and Estragon wait in an empty road next to a single bare tree for Godot to arrive – Waiting in an […]

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In Space, No One Will Hear Star Wars Fans’ Scream: Why the Alien Franchise needs to Lead Science Fiction filmmaking

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR ALIEN: COVENANT AHEAD Following the release of Alien: Covenant and Ridley Scott’s assertion that he’d like to continue building this franchise, it would seem to take precedence, […]

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Alien: Covenant Review – Ridley Scott’s Creative Genius Bursts Through the Chest of this Wholly Unique Sci-Fi Headtrip

If there is one thing that any film fan can agree on, it is that Sir Ridley Scott is the science fiction master of contemporary American filmmaking. With his masterworks […]