Review – Allied

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Allied, directed by Robert Zemeckis, at its core has two actors with a believable and engrossing chemistry. From the first time the two characters meet, to the final scene of the film, you believe in the relationship that drives this film. It’s just a shame that the film doesn’t give it the time or the space that it needs to develop fully. There is certainly something enchanting about this film, but the problems are difficult to not see. So let’s get a review underway, and see how the film shapes up. Read more

Review – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, directed by David Yates and written by J.K. Rowling; offers up some truly unique and enjoyable moments. However, it never really seems to achieve anything of note. Behind all the towering wonders and exhilarating magical feats; exists a film that feels hollow in its attempts to introduce us to its new set of characters and its never properly explored locations. So much of the film feels like it has been left to other instalments to tackle, rather than be adequately fleshed out in this one. There are certainly some interesting points to breakdown about this film, so let’s get to it. Read more

Review – Sing Street

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Sing Street, directed by John Carney; a film that is genuinely funny, and genuinely uplifting. Despite the film lapsing into some of the tropes that usually come along with a film like this, I still found myself smiling throughout, and bobbing my head along to the catchy tunes. This is a film with some wonderful elements, but also some glaring issues; so a review will be the best thing for me to clear some of those things up – so without further-a-due. Read more

Review – Arrival

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Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve, may be one of the most refreshingly reserved and meaningful sci-fi films in some time. Paced in such a way that you never feel overwhelmed; structured in a way that you are constantly interested in seeing what revelations will be unearthed next, and delivered wonderfully through sights and sounds that amaze and add to the mysteriousness of it all. Arrival is one of those films that has you gripped from beginning to end – but of course not without a few hiccups along the way. I’m eager and excited to review this film, so let’s get that underway. Read more

Review – Nocturnal Animals

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Nocturnal Animals, directed by Tom Ford, is sinister and dark film. What immediately stood-out to me about it, was the way Ford presents his characters within his films; not only from a characteristic perspective, but also a visual one as well. Much like his previous film (‘A Single Man’) I found myself hypnotised by the honesty in his film, but this time around I was also transfixed by the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) cruelty within, Nocturnal Animals. There’s much to say about this one, so let’s get this review underway. Read more

Review – The Accountant

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The Accountant, directed by Gavin O’Connor, delivers a well-balanced and interesting set of characters that are also weaved into a story that is coherent and compelling. I went into this film not expecting much, and came out pleasantly surprised at just how well-rounded of an experience it delivered. Also, anyone who is still on the fence on whether Affleck is a good choice to be Batman, this is certainly a film that will help to bring you on-side with him and his responsibility with the iconic character. But I shouldn’t let myself get side-tracked with that topic (just yet) so let’s get to the matter at hand: my review of ‘The Accountant’. Read more

Review – Doctor Strange

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Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson, took its time to find its momentum, but once it did, it began to offer one of the most stimulating Marvel films in some time. Visuals that truly wow and worlds with infinite possibilities, takes the previously built out Marvel universe and turns it on its head. Now this isn’t a film that 100% knocked it out of the park – there are in fact quite a few glaring issues with the film – and so ‘Doctor Strange’ is a film that I’m interested and eager to breakdown. So let’s get on with it. Read more