Reviews

The Hellish Mythology of John Wick

The Hellish Mythology of John Wick
Some very mild spoilers ahead There are plenty of things to say about John Wick Chapter 2 as a movie. I could talk about its disjointed pace, the absence of an emotional hook or the very definite Episode 2 (or is that[...]

Review: Tea For Two

Review: Tea For Two
We've encountered the work of Pork Chop Pictures before, with their charming short film Soul Matrix. This time, they've partnered with Mini Productions, and after a successful crowdfunding campaign, they've released Tea For Two. Writer/Director Mark Brennan and producers April Kelley[...]

Review: Big Hero 6 & Feast

Review: Big Hero 6 & Feast
Sometimes fortune can smile on you, and a meander past BFI Southbank and a peruse through the available films led me to successfully enquire about the scant remaining tickets. And so I found myself in NFT1 on a Sunday afternoon with an auditorium full[...]

Review: Emotional Fusebox

Review: Emotional Fusebox
When the list of BAFTA Nominations came out, after my glee that Birdman looked like it was going to get the acclaim it deserved, I started working my way through the list of short films. I hadn't seen any of them,[...]

2014's Favourite Things

2014's Favourite Things
We often hear about the decline in cinema, the cultural decline, how everything is eternally somehow worse than before. I'm sure even I've been responsible for some of that on occasion. And so, I present you with this list of[...]

External Reviews: Broadchurch Season 2

External Reviews: Broadchurch Season 2
I took a bit of a hiatus from reviewing after the end of Peaky Blinders, but I couldn't resist starting the year afresh on that front with the start of season 2 of Broadchurch. So, once more, my reviews will be[...]

Review: Interstellar

Review: Interstellar
This is a difficult review for me to write, I love Christopher Nolan's films; even Dark Knight Rises, his messy diatribe against the Occupy movement, had redeeming features. For Interstellar, Nolan brought back Bat-alumni Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine, and teamed[...]

External Reviews: Peaky Blinders

External Reviews: Peaky Blinders
Over on The Digital Fix, I've been reviewing season 2 of Peaky Blinders, as well as recapping season 1. Check them out! Overall I enjoyed it, but not as much as season 1, as it felt rushed and heavy-handed. Also, as the[...]

External Reviews: Luther and Lucy

External Reviews: Luther and Lucy
I've written two reviews of late that are now both live on external sites. My description of the first episode of Luther on The Digital Fix is brimming with love. My review of Lucy on MMW Reviews, slightly less so. There'll be more[...]

Review: Chef

Review: Chef
A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. Jon Favreau wrote, directed and stars in this quite sweet little food-based discovery of[...]

Edge of Tomorrow vs All You Need is Kill

Edge of Tomorrow vs All You Need is Kill
I'm trying to make sure I go to the cinema more often, so last week I went to see Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. It was either that or X-Men: Days of Future Past. There seemed to[...]

TV Review - Penny Dreadful continued

TV Review - Penny Dreadful continued
Three episodes of Penny Dreadful have aired so far in the UK, one behind the US. Sadly, the promise of the first episode has not quite been maintained. While episode 3, Resurrection, wasn't as much of a mess as the preceding Séance, the[...]

TV Review: Penny Dreadful - Episode 1 - Night Work

TV Review: Penny Dreadful - Episode 1 - Night Work
Showtime's new show Penny Dreadful has been on my radar for a little while now, and to no great surprise: A Victorian era urban fantasy show, with shades of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? Written by John Logan, famed for[...]

Short Film: The First Step

Short Film: The First Step
This review is different to previous short film reviews in two ways: Firstly, I was told about it and given an opportunity to watch it by the filmmaker, Daniel Brown. And secondly, as the aim is for it to be[...]

First Trailer for NBC's Constantine TV Show

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Okay, I was fairly excited about the new Constantine TV show before, especially when I learnt the pilot was to be directed by Neil Marshall. But now having seen the trailer that excitement has reached nigh-fever pitch. Are there a[...]

Short Film: Battle of the Jazz Guitarist

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2013 Student Academy Award® National Finalist and made with funds by Adobe®, Battle of the Jazz Guitarist is a documentary about a famous jazz guitarist from the Fiji Islands who moved to the US for the betterment of his family. All[...]

Review: The Third Man

Review: The Third Man
I'm some way behind, not only in watching films from The List, but also reviewing them! So, next up is The Third Man, a film I've always wanted to see. Dark, noir, spies, death, intrigue, what's not to like! Roger Ebert said[...]

Short: Cinco de Mayo

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Similar to SoulMatrix, Cinco de Mayo, written by  Simon Uttley, was recommended to me by a fellow writer, clearly the best way to find new films to watch. Cinco de Mayo was one of the first UK crowdfunded movies, just getting in ahead[...]

Short Film: Soul Matrix

Short Film: Soul Matrix
When I recently asked on Twitter for recommendations of short films, I was expecting to basically be given a litany of recent BAFTA and Oscar nominees. What I was pleasantly surprised by was how many of my fellow writers had[...]

Review: Breathless (1960)

Review: Breathless (1960)
I'm a little behind on my goal of watching one of the Top 50 Films every week, but I'm battling on. This week it was Godard's landmark movie Breathless. As ever, spoilers below! It was landmark in that it was one[...]

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