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Film Review: Alien Covenant

Another One! It’s not secret that Prometheus was met with a somewhat…interesting reception. Ridley Scott has himself explained he thought audiences were tired of seeing Alien and xenomorphs, so his intention was to delve deeper into a universe that had formerly been hinted at, turns out what we wanted was in fact, to see more […]Read More

Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

After the unexpected success of what was quite possibly Marvel’s biggest gamble, it seemed almost impossible that James Gunn could top Guardians of the Galaxy, given that Age of Ultron failed to live up to the first Avengers film. Well folks, welcome to the Teminator 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only did James […]Read More

Film Review: Ghost In The Shell

OK. Let’s forget all the baggage that comes with the title ‘Ghost In The Shell’. Let’s forget about the original movie and throw away trash talk about whitewashing. If we judge Ghost In The Shell as a stand alone project (as it should be judged), then what we have is a quietly brilliant piece of […]Read More

Film Review: Get Out

After the long-term success as part of the comedy duo Key & Peele, Jordan Peele decided it was high time he got one of passion projects made, a social satire horror, Get Out. An African-American: Chris (Daniel Kayluuya) is invited to his caucasian girlfriend’s (Alison Bowman) parents home in the country. When mysterious events start […]Read More

Film Review: Life

“You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.” Alien is the second feature film from British director Ridley— wait. Wrong film. Life, directed by Daniel Espinosa, follows the six-person crew of the International Space Station as they intercept a space probe […]Read More

Film Review & Analysis: Moonlight

Moonlight was released in 2016 and was composed of a modest budget of $1.1 billion. Grossing 55 billion USD worldwide, it became the first all-black cast and LGBTQ-focused film to win the Best Picture Award. Moonlight, though written and directed by Barry Jenkins, is based on Tarell Alvin-McCarney’s play, In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The film focuses on […]Read More

Film Review: Logan

There are no words to describe my love for Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of Wolverine over the past 17 years; even in the God-awful Wolverine film that shall not be named, he was still on top form (or as much as he could be with that script). So when it was announced this would be Hugh […]Read More

Film Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick is back. The first film was an action masterclass, combining modern elements of gunfighting with that of eastern martial arts. All choreographed perfectly and executed with precision filmmaking. It started a resurgence of the action movie in a year that also saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Raid 2. In John Wick 2, the […]Read More

Film Review: Jackie

  Jackie is that rare thing in film: a brutal, unflinching, exploration of a life imploding. Dark and honest, it’s a refreshing antidote to the no holds barred spectacle that usually accompanies awards season. Director Pablo Larrain deserves immense credit for this. This is a film that is unapologetic in its rejection of convention, by […]Read More

Film Review: Sing Street

From the director of critically acclaimed Once and Begin Again, comes John Carney’s passion project, Sing Street. Set in 1980’s Dublin, Sing Street tells that tale of a young teen named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who in the midst of his parents’ marriage breaking down, relentless bullying at school and spurred on by his infatuation with […]Read More

Film Review: Silence

  The last film released by Martin Scorsese had Leonardo DiCaprio incomprehensible, scrounging and twisting around on the floor on a twenty minute Quaaludes trip. Here, we find Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as a pair of Jesuit priests in the mid-seventeenth century traveling to Japan to find their mentor (Liam Neeson) who hasn’t been […]Read More

Film Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Star Wars is getting their hands mixed in some prequels!-Oh. Wait a minute… Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is our first in the new age of Star Wars prequels, literally the story of the film being the opening crawl of the first Star Wars (1977). A band of rebels set out on a fatal […]Read More

Film Review: Arrival

  Grimly crafted worlds and characters brimming with darkness has been Denis Villeneuve’s cinematic mantra of late with his recent output ranging from the kidnapping drama Prisoners to the nail-biting crime thriller Sicario. But even with its bleak atmosphere, 2001-esque monolithic imagery and a haunting score reminiscent of Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon, Arrival […]Read More

Film Review: Paterson

Tempestuously creative minds like Jim Jarmusch have been, and most likely always will be, diamonds in the rough and tough world of independent filmmaking. While his varied body of work to date may not suit everyone’s taste, his latest effort feels like the culmination of all those past quirks, curiosities, and foibles, into a subtly eccentric […]Read More

Film Review: Doctor Strange

A cast of Academy Award winners and nominees, a horror movie director and a film about ‘magicy’ stuff. Marvel’s Doctor Strange was one of ‘those’ Marvel films, you know? One of the Marvel films that intentionally spin things on its head so general audience and critics can say, ‘Yeah, Marvel are still switching things up.’ Doctor […]Read More