Awards Season, Featured, Reviews / 23.10.2021

In 2020, we were served a throwback classic Western in the form of Paul Greengrass' charming News of the World. In 2021, co-writer-director Jeymes Samuel is here to give the genre one almighty shake with the coolest Western in years. A brutal, bloody affair that finally places an ensemble cast of actors of colour at the forefront of such a narrative, The Harder They Fall is stylish as hell, hugely entertaining, and uproariously fun. An ambitious directorial debut that announces the arrival of a bold new filmmaking talent, The...

Reviews / 02.08.2021

If most films earned $746 million at the worldwide box office and walked away with an Academy Award, you'd likely call them a roaring success. Yet, you'd be hard-pressed to find many who consider anything about 2016's Suicide Squad particularly successful besides its introduction of the magnificence that is Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn. Whether it was the rumoured studio intervention of director David Ayer's vision or just poor execution all around, this muddled, hyper-coloured mess left a sour taste in the mouths of both fans and critics alike. As...

Awards Season, Reviews / 19.12.2019

"Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should." The wise Dr. Ian Malcolm of Jurassic Park once posed the brief but perceptive summation that just because something can be done doesn't mean it should be done. It seems the perfect quote to relate to the disastrous CGI mess that is the big-screen adaptation of mega-successful stage musical Cats, the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway history. Just because one can superimpose a human's face onto a cat's body...

Reviews / 02.08.2019

If there's one film in 2019 where you know exactly what you're in for, it's Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Standing as the first (but surely not the last) spin-off to the uber-popular revhead franchise which has earned over $5 billion (!) at the worldwide box office, this new entry follows the same well-worn formula of its predecessors. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? Overloaded with spectacular stunts, epic chase sequences, and brutal fistfights, it's just big, dumb, ridiculous fun that goes well with...