After the whirlwind success that was Reservoir Dogs, courting both commercial & critical acclaim, it feel upon director Quentin Tarantino to bring his A-game to his sophomore effort. There was a feeling of intense scrutiny being levelled at Tarantino to see if he could capture lightening twice or succumb to the dreaded “second album syndrome” […]Read More Bottling Lightening: How Pulp Fiction changed the game.
Directed by: Michael Gracey. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zac Effron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Keala Settle. Plot: Phineas T Barnum is a poor man with great aspirations to bring spectacle & wonder to 19th Century America and indeed, the world. The longstanding and grand tradition of the cinematic musical is a genre that has enjoyed […]Read More The Greatest Show: A The Greatest Showman review.
Directed by: Julius Onah Starring: Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Henne, Zang Ziyi, Chris O’Dowd Plot: The Earth of the near future is suffering a catastrophic energy crisis that is set to be resolved by the crew of the orbiting Cloverfield space station set to activate a particle accelerator that will solve the planets energy […]Read More The God Particle: A The Cloverfield Paradox review.
Few truly small films that dreamed big have ingrained themselves so completely in popular culture as the debut offering from Quentin Tarantino, the one time video store clerk and gargantuan (he’d appreciate that word) film nerd that dreamed of becoming a director who would make a mark on the world of cinema and boy, did […]Read More Reservoir Dogs: A quarter of a century of carnage.
***ATTENTION*** Regular readers will know that I recently reviewed Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! and favourably spoke of it when doing so but I also wanted to take the opportunity to speak about it at greater legnth, addressing its messages and the response it has received from those that have seen it. There will be spoilers in […]Read More Great vengeance & furious anger: My personal interpretation of Mother!
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Kristen Wiig Plot: A couple live together in a idyllic seclusion until their tranquility is interrupted by unwelcome guests. Darren Aronofsky is a serial provocateur, from his cerebral debut Pi, his shocking adaptation of Hubert Shelby Jr’s Requiem […]Read More Original Sin: A Mother! review.
Directed by: David Lowery. Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Will Oldham, Rob Zabrecky, Kesha Plot: A young married couples life together is brought to a tragic end by an untimely passing. It was no big surprise that I would be drawn to A Ghost Story, as regular readers know, I am absolutely enamoured by ghost […]Read More Haunting: A Ghost Story review