Cinema Is Starving, But It Isn’t Dead.

While at work the other day, I received a message which would send me reeling for the rest of my shift – in fact, the rest of the day. It read “Cineworld to shut all 128 of its cinemas”. It was a sort of message that felt utterly expected yet shocking all the same. CineworldContinue reading “Cinema Is Starving, But It Isn’t Dead.”

The Callousness of Se7en

There has always been an opinionated criticism of David Fincher’s work, as a man that often deals a cold hand when concerning emotionality. Film like The Social Network, Gone Girl, and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo are perfect examples of the narrative remaining primary over characters. This is in no way a harsh critique,Continue reading “The Callousness of Se7en”

I’ve Got Beef With MCU Post-Credits Scenes

It’s a Tuesday night and I am chuckling my way through Marvel/Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home in-between shovels of Cool Doritos. Being my third viewing, I was reminded of its pedigree as a simplistic “fun time” that, while still following the basic formula of nearly every other MCU outings, has a unique sense of personalityContinue reading “I’ve Got Beef With MCU Post-Credits Scenes”

I Can’t Stop Thinking About That Dune Trailer.

I wasn’t going to type up any kind of article on the latest Dune trailer, but four days on from its momentous release, on a quiet Sunday night I find my mind flitting to all 185 seconds of its sandy glory. Maybe it was Oscar Isaac in all his chiselled perfection. Perhaps Denis Villeneuve’s nameContinue reading “I Can’t Stop Thinking About That Dune Trailer.”

Nolan In-Review: Dunkirk

Nolan’s most recent outings to cinemas was one that sadly missed the mark for me. The prospect of the man that took on Batman, space, the mind, and even magic, suddenly turning his attention to World War Two was intriguing to say the least. However, my curiosity was met with an uneasy sense of disappointment.Continue reading “Nolan In-Review: Dunkirk”

Nolan In-Review: Interstellar

Nolan’s most out-there project was one that failed to inspire excitement in me upon its initial reveal. Not only that, it failed to ignite any excitement in me in the theatre as I watched it for the first time. “Overlong!” I cried. “Contrived.” I moaned. “An exposition dump”, I critiqued. All of which remain validContinue reading “Nolan In-Review: Interstellar”

Nolan In-Review: The Dark Knight Rises

It was 2012 when I sat watching a live-stream of The Dark Knight Rises red carpet premiere in my cosy lodge on a family holiday in Aviemore. Since being blown away by The Dark Knight, I was ecstatic at the thought of finally seeing this film – which was the first true “last in franchise”Continue reading “Nolan In-Review: The Dark Knight Rises”

Nolan In-Review: Inception

In dreams the passage of time is different. Five minutes in the real world, is an hour in the dream. I feel like I have experienced the inverse of this since it has apparently been a staggering ten years since Christopher Nolan’s Inception was released – and it hasn’t aged a day. It was hardContinue reading “Nolan In-Review: Inception”

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”