Featured, Reviews / 19.08.2021

There's always trepidation when an Emmy-nominated television writer/director makes the leap into feature films. While a television series has multiple episodes and potentially several seasons to weave the creator's vision, a piece of cinema is naturally far more confined. It's these limitations that create unfortunate issues for Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy's directorial debut Reminiscence, a film with boundless potential but unfortunate execution. While Joy's scope is impressive and her ambition is hugely admirable, Reminiscence can't break free of the shackles of homage or limit its focus within the confines of...

Reviews / 01.11.2019

It's no secret Stephen King hated Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film adaptation of his novel The Shining. From the moment the film was released, King has been expressing his dissatisfaction with Kubrick's work any chance he gets. For those who have read the book, you can empathise with the author. For better or worse, it's a very different beast, particularly its vastly-different ending. Over three decades later, King finally wrote a sequel novel, partly as an attempt to reclaim the story he felt had been bastardised by Kubrick.  Many assumed...