All posts tagged Movie

Less of a blast than its predecessor, but not quite a bomb – Sicario 2

Sicario was perhaps one of the best films of 2015 – receiving critical and public praise and a slew of Oscar nominations. Screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has since continued his successful career in Hollywood with […]

Incredibles 2: A Solid Return for America’s Greatest Super Family

Pixar’s output this last decade has been largely focused on sequelization, perhaps the most anticipated is the follow up to Brad Bird’s The Incredibles (2004). It’s arguably one of the best superhero stories put […]

Breaking In: A Tired Re-Tread of The Home Invasion

After V for Vendetta was a hit with critics and audiences, one would think that director James McTeigue was destined to have a strong career. Alas, it appears that he […]

Molly Ringwald, The Breakfast Club and problematic art

‘How are we meant to feel about art that we both love and oppose?’ The problem with everyone’s favourite John Hughes classic in the age of #MeToo The Breakfast Club […]

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 […]

In Defence of Black Panther: Why Social Significance Can Sometimes Outweigh Cinematic Value

It’s a fickle thing, this cinema business. It finds itself trying to bring joy to millions of people, during a volcanic period of social injustice and cultural re-evaluation. How can […]

ALBUM REVIEW: JONNY GREENWOOD’S ‘PHANTOM THREAD’

★★★★★ “It oozes spellbinding beauty.” Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to Phantom Thread marks his fourth collaboration with the director Paul Thomas Anderson. And what a pair these two make. Both are […]

How the Babadook is a feminist icon

As part of Genesis’ Directed By Women series, myself and a less than eager friend went to see The Babadook. ‘It’s not that scary, I promise,’ quickly turned into ‘I’m […]

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 […]