Reviews

Swiss Army Man (2016)
DVD Review

Swiss Army Man (2016)

When this premiered during last year’s Sundance Film Festival, it quickly become known as the film with Daniel Radcliffe as a farting corpse. However, this offbeat comedy-drama by a pair of music video directors known as the Daniels (Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan) has so much more than the bodily functions of Radcliffe’s […]

Check Please (2015)
Film Review

Check Please (2015)

Are you the type of person who wells up at the sound of someone popping the big question? Or does the mere thought of PDA result in the sort of eye rolling that risks retinal detachment? Either way, chances are you’ve heard someone else’s marriage proposal story but Check Please […]

Paterson (2016)
DVD Review

Paterson (2016)

Hailing from Paterson, New Jersey and also sharing its name, Paterson (Adam Driver) works as a bus driver whose daily schedule and route extends beyond his job. If you think this doesn’t sound particularly exciting, then you’d be right. Speed, this is not. He walks the same way to work, […]

Ghost In The Shell (2017)
Film Review

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

Ghost in “a white washing machine” Before we get into the hot topic of casting, we wanted to look at the film objectively and as a standalone complex (no pun intended). We wanted to review this movie with no preconceptions and trying not to dwell on the original material too much. […]

Instapocalypse (2016)
Film Review

Instapocalypse (2016)

Part of the Official Selection at the Cinequest Film and VR Festival, Instapocalypse comes across as what a lazy writer may describe as Black Mirror meets Shaun of the Dead. Ahem. Employing the zombie genre as a satirical vehicle is nothing new but its blend of social commentary and social […]

Life (2017)
Film Review

Life (2017)

The perils of space exploration have long been a handy starting point for moviemakers. 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien and Gravity have all successfully tapped into our fears of what dangers lurk beyond Earth’s orbit. Daniel Espinosa’s Life, a claustrophobic thriller about a team of astronauts who make first contact […]

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Film Review

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

It’s more of an update than a remake For a story based on kidnapping, Stockholm syndrome and manslaughter… We enjoyed almost every minute of it! There may be one new song too many but the casting, with one exception that we’ll get to later, is spot on. The beast would benefit […]

The Lost City of Z (2017)
Film Review

The Lost City of Z (2017)

If David Lean had ever been compelled to adapt Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’, the resulting film could have hypothetically looked a lot like James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z. It’s a grand old tale of epic exploration, told with a sweeping sense of visual magnificence that not only evokes […]

Snowden (2016)
Film Review

Snowden (2016)

Framed in flashbacks as the film’s protagonist hands over the stolen information that thrust him into fame, or infamy depending on what side of the fence you sit, Oliver Stone’s new biopic Snowden (2016) delves deep into the interesting life of a whistle-blower. Based on a written account of the […]

SXSW 2017 – The Big Sick (2017)
Film Review

SXSW 2017 – The Big Sick (2017)

A romantic comedy in which one of the star-crossed lovers spends a large chunk of the film in a serious coma is a tough sell. Then again, The Big Sick isn’t just a romantic comedy, and it doesn’t need hoary romantic clichés to dig away at real love. Based on […]