Reviews / 13.06.2020

After being stuck in production hell for almost two decades, Disney's big-budget adaptation of Eoin Colfer's acclaimed 2001 children's book Artemis Fowl has finally arrived. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the cancellation of the film's intended April theatrical release, Artemis Fowl has instead been unceremoniously dumped on the studio's streaming platform, Disney+. Frankly, that's probably for the best. An incoherent and confusing mess that rarely stops to take a breath, Artemis Fowl was clearly planned to be the first instalment of Disney's next great saga to join their ever-expanding...

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...

Awards Season, Reviews / 13.02.2018

In 1999, the 71st Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1998, and December 31, 1998, the awards were held on March 21. This date marked the first time in Oscars history the awards were held on a Sunday. For the third time, the ceremony was hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. With Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominations for their performances as Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth and Shakespeare in Love, respectively, Cate Blanchett and Judi...