Star Trek Beyond, directed by Justin Lin, is a perfect balancing of elements that made the classic Star Trek properties so popular, and the elements that now make-up the J.J. Abrams Universe (better known as the Kelvin timeline). With a story that actually has you intrigued, characters with actual meaning, and an overall clear direction, makes for a Star Trek film worth your attention. But… not everything is as you’d perhaps want it to be. Let’s fully explore all of the parts, which make up this film. Let the review commence. Read more
With Star Trek Beyond coming out in cinemas, I thought it’d be fun to run down all of the other Star Trek films, from my least favourite to my favourite. I’ve seen all of these films quite a few times – that’s what happens when your brother is a devout Star Trek fan. I don’t think that some of these films get the love or the acclaim that they deserve, while others certainly deserve to fade into obscurity.
So I’m going start with the worst of the bunch and work my way up to the crème-de-la-crème, and I want to STRESS that this is my personal ranking and opinions, and am in no way saying this is the definitive listing of the films; just a little bit of fun, that’s all. Let’s get started: Read more
The Witch, directed by Robert Eggers, is a film with a distressing atmosphere. Under the fearful and unbending love of God, this is a film that unsettles with its simpler times; sounds that unease you, scenes that disturb you, and a seemingly inevitable downfall of all, makes this a film that controls your every moment of watching it. I’m looking forward to breaking down the many complicated facets of, The Witch so let’s get that underway. Read more
The Fundamental of Caring, directed by Rob Burnett, is an uplifting little film; one that delivers a sweet and endearing story, and also some laughs that you sometimes feel bad for… laughing at. With an honest sense of humour, and characters who gel effortlessly with one another, there are a lot of simple pleasures in this film. Let’s break the film down and see how it shapes up. Can it be as enjoyable as it seems? Read more
The Neon Demon, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, can be described perfectly with one word: obtuse. Refn is certainly a polarising director, and so it should come as no surprise that his new film – The Neon Demon – is a film that many will struggle to get through. There are things that I like about Refn as a director, and there are things I don’t like; both are present in this film. Let’s drop ourselves into the immaculately uncomfortable world of, The Neon Demon (through this review) and see what it offers up. Read more
The Invitation, directed by Karyn Kusama, is a film with a slight, but ever-present feeling of unease; one that builds as the film progresses. With characters of varying quality, and a mystery that genuinely keeps you guessing up to the end, The Invitation is certainly a film that has you one edge. Let’s uncover the mystery of this film, and see where it works and where it doesn’t. Read more
Inside, developed by Playdead, is a puzzle platformer game that from the very beginning has you hooked by its odd style, and its overall concept; one which has you intrigued to keep playing, exploring and finding out just what exactly is going on in this odd world. Long after I finished this game, I was left pondering the questions and the images that it through at me. This is one of those games that in no way holds your hand, and very much leaves it up to you to uncover all of its unsettling little mysteries. Let’s side-scroll our way into this review and see just what hell this game is. Read more