To give you some quick context for this review, M. Night Shyamalan's 2000 film Unbreakable sits up among my favourites of all time. I consider it to be a masterful film that deconstructs the fundamentals of comic book story telling, and takes an insightful look into the relationship between the hero and the villain, within the confines … Continue reading Glass – Movie Review – A poetic and highly rewarding conclusion.
Based on true events, The Upside follows Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston) a wealthy quadriplegic who hires an unemployed former criminal, Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) to assist him with his day to day life. - For those who are unaware this is an American remake of the 2011 French film The Intouchables, and just for the record I have … Continue reading The Upside – Movie Review – Heartwarmingly funny.
The Favourite is set in 18th century England and follows a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) as she occupies the throne, whilst her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant named Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm begins to create a battle of wits between herself and Lady … Continue reading The Favourite – Movie Review – An idiosyncratic period drama.
In my eyes 2018 has been a fantastic year for film. There's been a wide range of exceptionally good films spanning across multiple genres. I throughly enjoyed so many films this year that I've decided to extended my list of favourites, from the usual top ten to a top twenty. As always there were a … Continue reading My 20 Favourite Films of 2018.
I figured now would be the appropriate time to mention that James Wan is one of my favourite filmmakers. He's come a long way since making Saw. He's directed some of the most well made Horror films of the past decade, with the first and second instalments of the Insidious and Conjuring franchise. He also showcased his … Continue reading Aquaman – Movie Review – Stunning visuals, lacklustre script.
August 2011 saw the arrival of Miles Morales in the comic world. A new (more culturally diverse) character to take up the mantle as Spider-Man. Ever since his introduction into the comics I have always wondered if we would one day see him on the big screen. With Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, his time to … Continue reading Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Movie Review – An eye popping visual feast.
2015's Creed is my favourite sports film of all time. It's a film that impressed me with it's solid direction and emotional drama, but above all else it inspired me strongly in a number of different ways. I have been anticipating the sequel ever since it was announced and with a new Director at the … Continue reading Creed II – Movie Review – An emotionally rich sequel.