Review – The Girl with All the Gifts

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The Girl with All the Gifts, directed by Colm McCarthy, is a film that delivers an interesting concept; one with characters who thankfully don’t play into what first seems to be some predictable rolls, and also a world that is well fleshed out and explored. There is however something missing from the film; heart. Let’s get the review underway and see how the film shapes up. Read more

Review – The Infiltrator

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The Infiltrator, directed by Brad Furman, is a film that takes a while to find its rhythm – not much interested me at first. But when it does find what its main thrust is, the film becomes one that adequately explores the harsh reality that its characters reside in. This certainly isn’t a perfect film but there are elements to it that make it an interesting watch. So let’s breakdown the many aspects to ‘The Infiltrator’ and see what’s what. Read more

Review – Don’t Breathe

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Don’t Breathe, directed by Fede Alvarez, is an interesting one; on one hand this film surprised me with some of its twists, and it also engaged me with its simple concept. But on the other hand it left me rolling my eyes at some of the over-played plot devices and it also left me desperate for so much more from its characters. I’ll be intrigued to see how this film shapes up in my review – so let’s get on with it. Read more

Review – Kubo and the Two Strings

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Kubo and the Two Strings, directed by Travis Knight, is a film with such originality and style. From the very first frame of this film, I was instantly in love with how it looked and the direction in which it was taking. While the film never surprised me (from a plot standpoint) I don’t think there was ever a time where I wasn’t completely engaged and in love with the world that Kubo travels through. So let’s get into this review and see what works and what doesn’t. Read more

Review – Captain Fantastic

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Captain Fantastic, directed by Matt Ross, is an emotional and deeply personal feeling film, but it is also a film with some very strong beliefs about the structure of the world and it isn’t afraid to push them on you. I found this film to be refreshingly different and I was always happy to get more of it. Captain Fantastic isn’t without flaws but it is, in the end, a film with a meaningful core to it. So let’s get the review underway and see what it has to offer. Read more

Review – Hell or High Water

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Hell or High Water, directed by Scott Mackenzie, is a film filled with so much character; from the landscape, to the little side characters in nowhere towns, and of course the characters who lead the film. This is a film that offers up so much to the audience, and it all feels to enjoyably watchable. It was a film that I could have happily watched another hour of, and that’s always a good response to have to a film. So let’s get this review on the move, and see how Hell or High Water shapes up. Read more

Review – Morgan

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Morgan, directed by Luke Scott, is a film that is wholly unoriginal, and worse, completely predictable. This is a film that does nothing new and has nothing unique or interesting to say. The film had a chance, if it had only made the effort to build out its cast of character, well then maybe there would have been something worth remembering. Let’s get this review on the move, and break down a film that leaves no discernible trace. Read more

Review – Sausage Party

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Sausage Party, directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, is a film with a brilliantly funny concept at its core. However, with such an inventive concept, the film does rely heavily on jokes that aren’t very clever, and stereotypes that some will feel uncomfortable seeing. There is certainly something funny in ‘Sausage Party’, it’s just that it all feels a little to on the nose – subtlety is not something that was ever considered, that’s for sure. So let’s get into meat and potatoes (fully and unabashedly a pun. I’m not hiding from it) of ‘Sausage Party’ and see what is serves up (yes another pun, and I still don’t feel bad for doing it) – anyway, on with the review. Read more

Review – Tallulah

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Tallulah, directed by Sian Heder, is an unflinchingly honest and heartfelt film. I was quickly pulled into the harsh reality of the lives that are present in this film; true powerhouses of characters are continuously on-screen, all of which strengthen a film that is already so strong in its presentation. Let’s make our way into the world of Tallulah, through this review, and see what it has to offer. Read more