Nolan In-Review: The Dark Knight

What is there to be said about The Dark Knight that hasn’t already been said? Nolan’s magnum opus. A how-to of dark takes on superheroes. Heath Ledger’s performance. Monologues for days. One of the greatest films ever made? The Dark Knight feels like the result of a studio handing Nolan a butt-load of money withContinue reading “Nolan In-Review: The Dark Knight”

Nolan In-Review: The Prestige

After tackling The Dark Knight, Nolan was ready to get a whole load darker with his 19th century tale of opposing magicians. Starting with an ominous shot of a deluge of top hats scattered across a forest setting, The Prestige immediately feels like that perfect meeting point of both the narrative experience of his earlierContinue reading “Nolan In-Review: The Prestige”

Nolan In-Review: Batman Begins

How do you take on Batman? How do you dispel any impressions of the POWs, BIFFs and Bat-suit nipples of old, and replace it with something darker? Something more tangible. Something that people will take seriously. After the smaller intricacies of Following, Memento, and Insomnia, Christopher Nolan was ready for something bigger. He was readyContinue reading “Nolan In-Review: Batman Begins”

Nolan In-Review: Insomnia

Opening up to the sweeping vistas of Alaska, Christopher Nolan’s third dive into theatres is almost entirely unrecognisable as a Nolan film. But do not take this as a callous scathing of his one and only attempt at a detective murder mystery, as what remains outside his eventual reputation is something dark, entertaining, if aContinue reading “Nolan In-Review: Insomnia”

Nolan In-Review: Memento

On the lead up to Tenet, I thought it was due time to delve back into all things Nolan, to remind myself of why the infamous director is so… well… infamous. Sadly, due to some budgetary issues, and an unwillingness to go pirate, I was unable to watch Nolan’s first directorial outing Following, which layContinue reading “Nolan In-Review: Memento”

Why Joe Rogan’s Video Game Comments are Problematic

Last week, popular Podcaster and Comedian Joe Rogan, stuck his foot in it with the gaming community during an episode of his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. Talking about video games, Rogan said he has a “real problem” with the hobby, eventual labelling them as a “waste” of time. Video games are massively important toContinue reading “Why Joe Rogan’s Video Game Comments are Problematic”

A Moment In… Death Stranding

Video games are transportive. They whisk us away from our living rooms and bedrooms, to their far-off imaginative worlds. It is no wonder that gaming is seeing its evident mainstream boom over the last ten years, as people want a taste of that escape – especially when most of us have been stuck indoors forContinue reading “A Moment In… Death Stranding”

Halo Infinite And Tempering Expectation for Next-Gen.

Last week during the 2020 Xbox showcase, nine minutes of gameplay for the upcoming and next-gen title Halo Infinite was released. However, this wasn’t just our first look at a new Halo. It was also our first extended look at actual next generation gameplay. However, if after the event you were scrolling through Twitter likeContinue reading “Halo Infinite And Tempering Expectation for Next-Gen.”

The Last of Us Part 2 – Review

The mere thought of a sequel to The Last of Us was something that never would have crossed my mind back in 2013. As Ellie doubtfully looked into the eyes of her surrogate father Joel in the game’s final lingering shot, the story felt conclusively resolute. Three years later however, after multiple playthroughs and aContinue reading “The Last of Us Part 2 – Review”

My Favourite Game – Seven Years On

Seven years ago, I eagerly awaited the release of The Last of Us. A game I had stumbled across six months prior to release, as I endlessly scrolled through YouTube on my Mum’s desktop. Watching the gameplay for The Hotel level, I was struck by something about this game instantly. Was it it’s apocalyptic setting?Continue reading “My Favourite Game – Seven Years On”