Review – A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King, directed by Tom Tykwer, is a charming and humorous film. The story – while interesting at first – does lose its way and never really finds itself again, but the film always keeps true when its characters are concerned. The film solidly delivers characters that you want to see and learn more about. So where does A Hologram for the King go wrong and where does it go right? Let us get this review underway and see. Read more

Review – Green Room

Green Room

Green Room, written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, is a completely dominating experience. The word that embodies this film is tension; this film will have you utterly uncomfortable and never wanting to look away. I at times was horrified by the images on the screen, and still never wanted to avert my attention away from a film that pulls you in and holds you there. There are some interesting things to talk about, so let’s get this review underway. Read more

Review – Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor, directed by Susanna White, is a film that fails to lead to anything of worth and delivers a film completely void of tension or substance. This is a film with potential in the beginning, there is an interesting style to it all, but unfortunately it gets lost in itself quickly and soon forgets to payoff anything that it at first seemed so intent on presenting to you. So let’s get this review under way and see what went wrong. Read more

Review – X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse, directed by Bryan Singer, is a film that tonal wise is a complete disaster. But perhaps its greatest failing, is the fact that, in the end, it’s a boring film. Early on I was completely disinterested in the plot of X-Men Apocalypse, and unfortunately that was a boredom that never went away. So let’s get this review underway and see where this film goes wrong. Read more

Review – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, developed by Naughty Dog, is an absolute masterclass in gameplay and storytelling. Once again the studio that brought us the 3 previously stellar ‘Uncharted’ games and also the incredible game, ‘The Last of Us’ – have gone and ended their quadrilogy in a close to flawless manner. Now I say close to flawless because with everything, there are slight bumps in the road. So let’s rappel down into the vast cave that is Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and see what wonders it has to offer. Read more

Review – Demolition

Demolition

Demolition, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and written by Bryan Sipe, is a brilliantly executed character film. With quick, meaningful dialogue, and a host of characters that are very much outside the norm – Demolition is a film with a deep emotional core, but it is an emotional core that is damaged and in need of some help. I really became invested in this film and was surprised with what it ended up offering, but what were those offerings? Let’s jump into this review and see. Read more

Review – Captain America: Civil War

Captain America Civil War

Captain America: Civil War, directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, is another large action fest, filled with characters upon characters, and a globe-trotting story. Though it isn’t billed as, this does feel like another large Avengers type movie. The difference with this one is that it actually doesn’t feel bloated and overly managed (there weren’t too many cooks in that kitchen). Coherent storytelling and an ensemble cast of varied and interesting characters are what make this film the spectacle it is – and all out action of course – but does Captain America: Civil War fall prey to the same problems that plague so many of these Marvel Superhero extravaganza’s? Let’s get this review going and find out. Read more