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Site Update

Howdy! Howdy? Blimey, I’m never saying that again. Hello readers, old and new, I hope you’re all well and keeping safe in the current strange times. You might have noticed in the past week or so that my output has somewhat decreased. This has been for a reason, I haven’t been to the cinema in…

Bowling For Columbine Review

I genuinely can’t remember the last time I reviewed a documentary. I remember covering Being Frank last year, but I’m sure I’ve done more since then; and it’s strange really, considering that I watch so many documentaries in my spare time. The thing about that though is that most of the docs I watch are TV series…

The New Mutants Review

For a while, it seemed like this film was never going to come out. After being filmed back in 2017, it has subsequently had FIVE different release dates, facing several different setbacks along the way, including, but not limited to, a studio takeover, and a global pandemic. Considering that this was filmed at the same…

Howard Review

Amidst all this talk of the ‘Disney Renaissance,’ I find myself thinking back through everything that makes that particular string of films memorable. Truth be told, there are many aspects, but one that still endures in the memories of everyone who grew up watching these films is the music. Ever since Snow White and the Seven…

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…

Tenet Review

Last week, in my Inception review, I extolled the virtues of Christopher Nolan, and how he makes complex, yet accessible blockbusters that both challenge and enthral an audience; in many ways, that review was the primer for this one, helping to give context to this new work by the acclaimed director. Tenet is in a tough spot, it’s…

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…

Inception Review

There are few directors in the world who can sell a movie simply by putting their name to it. Only a select few manage to achieve that level of recognition that their name can sell any picture just as well as any actor attached to it. Quentin Tarantino is one, as is Stephen Spielberg (although,…

My Top 10 Animated Films

It occurred to me the other day that, for all my posturing, and championing of animation, I hadn’t really revealed my litmus test of what I consider to be ‘great’ animation; I also noticed how popular my listed entries seem to be on my sight, so I thought that while I was in the midst of…

Babyteeth Review

I wondered how long it would take for the scales to fall from my eyes, and my excitement over the re-opening of cinemas to be shattered, I hoped it would be a while yet, at least longer than it has been, but with this film, my patience finally ran out. Everything about this film seemed…