Reviews / 19.08.2020

With everything that's happened in 2020, you've likely forgotten the year in film started with the colossal $175 million flop that was Dolittle. Much to no one's shock, it continued a string of recent talking CGI animal films (Cats, The Lion King) that focused too heavily on crafting said digital creations and forgot they needed a heart to land any shred of resonance with an audience. Trepidation abounds when approaching another CGI creature feature this week. After the pandemic-induced cinema shutdown forced Disney to pull their adaptation of beloved...

Awards Season, Reviews / 10.09.2019

There is one golden rule of comedy; either everything is fair game or nothing is. But there are those who consider there to be a few exceptions to this rule (which, in itself, is the definition of an oxymoron). To some, the Nazism movement of the late 1930s seems to be off-limits when it comes to comedy, despite the fact Adolf Hitler has been satirised for decades by The Three Stooges, Walt Disney, Looney Tunes, Mel Brooks, and, perhaps most famously, Charlie Chaplin. By expertly satirising something, you remove...

Reviews / 18.12.2018

"The following is a true story. Or as true as it can be, given that Dick Cheney is known as one of the most secretive leaders in recent history. We tried our fucking best." That's the refreshingly honest admission placed at the beginning of Vice, the latest film from goofy-comedy-writer/director-turned-awards-season-darling Adam McKay that seeks to capture the life and times of one of the 21st centuries most bombastic yet mysterious figures, former Vice President Dick Cheney. By his own confession, McKay is openly admitting he's had to make assumptions...