I Think I’m Done With Internet Fan Communities

I think I’m done with internet fan communities. This year, I’ve seen two pop culture goliaths – the release of Avengers: Endgame and the end of Game Of Thrones – absolutely swamped by ill feeling both before and after their release. About a week before the release of Avengers: Endgame, a version of the story Read more about I Think I’m Done With Internet Fan Communities[…]

MOVIE REVIEW Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Fair warning: considerable spoilers follow – read after watching. Just over a week ago, one of my favourite video essayists, Patrick (H) Willems, posted a video titled “Jurassic Park’s Sequel Problem”, in which he outlines why he thinks there hasn’t yet been a great Jurassic Park sequel – or at least one that lives up Read more about MOVIE REVIEW Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)[…]

MOVIE REVIEW Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Fair warning: considerable spoilers follow – read after watching. In a way, I’m glad I waited a week to write a review of Solo: A Star Wars Story, the latest anthology movie from Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm set in the Star Wars universe. As I walked out of the theatre last Wednesday night, following a Read more about MOVIE REVIEW Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)[…]

MOVIE REVIEW Deadpool 2 (2018)

Fair warning: considerable spoilers follow – read after watching. I mean, if you needed a palette cleanser after that bummer of an ending (in a good way) of Avengers: Infinity War, you couldn’t ask for much better than Deadpool 2: a big budget blockbuster superhero movie packed with jokes and pop culture references that steadfastly Read more about MOVIE REVIEW Deadpool 2 (2018)[…]

REVIEW DEUX Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Fair warning: considerable spoilers follow – read after watching. A few more thoughts about Avengers: Infinity War after seeing it for the second time last night … Okay, before we start, it was a lot of fun seeing it with a large audience. The first time I saw the film – last Wednesday – was Read more about REVIEW DEUX Avengers: Infinity War (2018)[…]

MOVIE REVIEW Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Fair warning: considerable spoilers follow – read after watching. Hey, no, seriously, don’t even think of reading this before you watch it. People are going to talk about that ending for a whole year. This is my main takeaway after watching Avengers: Infinity War. It may be the most visually stunning film in the Marvel Read more about MOVIE REVIEW Avengers: Infinity War (2018)[…]

MOVIE REVIEW A Quiet Place (2018)

Fair warning: considerable spoilers follow – read after watching. Well, that was intense. A Quiet Place is the latest horror phenom – written and directed by John Krasinski (better known as Jim from the American remake of The Office), and co-starring his real-life wife Emily Blunt (Edge Of Tomorrow), the film follows a family of Read more about MOVIE REVIEW A Quiet Place (2018)[…]

REVIEW Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

Fair warning: considerable spoilers follow – read after watching. “It was Independence Day: Resurgence,” my flatmate said, as we started to leave our seats and head for the foyer. After we saw the Independence Day sequel together back in 2016 (a lifetime ago in terms of blockbuster film releases), we had spent a large amount Read more about REVIEW Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)[…]

MOVIE REVIEW Annihilation (2018)

Fair warning: considerable spoilers follow – read after watching. There are two things that stick in my craw about this film, and both detract from how good it is. Okay, so Annihilation is a pretty great science-fiction/horror movie; the latest film written and directed by Alex Garland – who was behind the incredible Ex Machina Read more about MOVIE REVIEW Annihilation (2018)[…]

REVIEW Black Panther (2018)

Fair warning: considerable spoilers follow – read after watching. As a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I consider Black Panther a triumph, one of the best origin stories the film series has produced, packed with engaging and enjoyable characters, and boasting a story that deftly balances comic-book action and political machinations to create something Read more about REVIEW Black Panther (2018)[…]