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Hercules Review

Well, this will teach me to open my big mouth. After the release of my Top 10 Animated Films list (available here) last week, a few conversations emerged on my personal Facebook page, all of which were quite nice and opened up positive discourse (something I’m always aiming for) but a few films came up in…

Flash Gordon Review

Amazingly, this is the movie George Lucas wanted to make before he made Star Wars, I like to think that an alternate universe exists where George Lucas made Flash Gordon, and the production crew behind this film made Star Wars. What an image it might give you to imagine Star Wars made with this films budget and VFX, I’m specifically thinking of…

Trainspotting Review

I’ve been intending to review this film for some time now; on the recommendation of one of my regular readers (he knows who he is). It’s a film I’d never seen before but knew by reputation, by which I mean that I shouldn’t expect a jolly skip through the tulips, I knew the film was…

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut Review

South Park was a natural escalation in the increasing trend of animation aimed towards adults. What the Simpsons had started in 1989 had been slowly building throughout the 90’s series such as Beavis and Butthead took the prerogative, but it wasn’t until South Park that the escalation reached its peak. Challenging taboo will always have…

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Review

Trilogies seem to be the desired thing in the world of entertainment; for every film, it is seen fit to do a sequel for, a third instalment isn’t usually far behind (and sometimes a fourth, fifth, sixth, etc…) and this makes sense if the story demands it, sometimes the traditional three-act structure can’t be covered…

Blade Runner Review

Well, after last week I reviewed a film whose behind-the-scenes dramas were more interesting than the final product, I thought it prudent to review a film that was as interesting as its production stories. Not really, of course, this was already wheeling across the firing range and I needed something fun to write for the…

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Review

This past week marked the 40th anniversary of Empire, and as followers of my Twitter account will know (@NathanKenMajor for those wondering) that it also won a little competition I put together called the ‘World Cup of Films’ beating out close competitors The Lion King, Alien and Parasite.  While this is only a small testing pool, given my modest follower…

The Conversation Review

It is impressive enough to be responsible for one film considered the greatest of all time. It’s even more impressive to produce two such movies, any more classic films will see you moved into the conversation (no pun intended) for the greatest filmmaker of all-time. This is true of the man responsible for the director…

Forrest Gump Review

Like many people, my ‘favourite film’ has changed more than a few times over the years, as tastes evolve and horizons are broadened, I published my Top 25 Films of All-Time in my first book only last year, and yet I feel it may already be out-dated, things change so often, that being asked to…

The Fisher King Review

I’m currently in the early stages of compiling a list of the Top 10 Robin Williams performances, in memory of someone who I consider to be one of the greatest performers on film of the past 30+ years. Although I am well-versed in Williams’ career, there remained a few gaps in my critical spectrum of…