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Loving Vincent – Film Review

In a world of Michael Bay, Transformers, the Marvel and DC juggernauts of explosions, disintegrating buildings, and scales of epic proportions, the word spectacle can seem tired or mundane. Something the viewership has come to expect, and something which one can rationalise and predict and quickly forget. ‘Loving Vincent’ is a singularly unique viewing experience, …Read More


Film Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes 3/5 An unusually poignant ending to a series plagued by tonal inconsistencies, War for the Planet of the Apes doesn’t have the most complex, nor the most original, script in the world. A mishmash of Vietnam War references and prison break tropes plague this film, and ultimately serve …Read More


IT’s scariest moment: Pennywise the Clown or pervasive masculinity?

“It’s summer, we’re supposed to be having fun! This isn’t fun, it’s scary and disgusting!” IT, directed by Andy Muschietti, is the latest incarnation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel, the first being Tommy Lee Wallace’s 1990 TV mini-series. ‘Pennywise the Dancing Clown’ has since become a cinematic icon, and I predict a distinct rise in …Read More


Film Review: It

If, for some reason, the gaudily painted face of Pennywise and primarily prepubescent cast tricked you into believing that IT was a lighthearted film with a couple of jump-scares, I have some bad news for you. The gory opening scene will knock out any pre-conceived notions that this is anything but 135 minutes of pretty …Read More


Film Review – Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey is widely regarded to be Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, a pretty impressive accolade considering he also directed classics such as Eyes Wide Shut, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining. It is praised for its storytelling, special effects and soundtrack; yet somehow, after first watching the film I was left confused and, I confess, a little bored. I …Read More



Review: Beauty and the Beast

What happens when the last petal falls? How can the curse be broken? Beauty and the Beast is a Disney musical fairy tale which was firstly introduced back in 1991. Since then, it has become an all-time favourite to all the spirits that never grow older. Every little girl has dreamt of the moment she …Read More


Film Review: Passengers

The passengers aboard the Avalon space ship are flying across space, asleep in hibernation pods to embark on a 125-year journey to their new world, Homeland II.  The plot begins when one of the pods malfunctions and Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) wakes up ninety years too early.  He finds himself alone with only a robot …Read More


La La Land – Review

La La land is an original musical written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It took him 6 years to write the screenplay, cast actors, find the right crew and finally direct it. Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz, who is the music composer on this film, always had a dream to make a musical together since they …Read More