Why I Won’t be Seeing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Like a lot of people, the original Jurassic Park is one of my favourite films. If I were to ever make a top 10 list, it would surely be on it. I have such fond memories when I was a wee lad of watching the film and obsessing over every bit of it. But I think we can all admit that after Jurassic Park, things haven’t been… great in the franchise. In this piece, I want to talk about why a franchise I once loved and adored is now one I no longer want to share in… and why that’s okay. Read more

Review – Hereditary

Hereditary, written and directed by Ari Aster, is an odd one – and I mean that in both good ways and bad ways. This film is NOT what I was expecting. The trailers showed to me a particular type of film and particular type of expected experience, and I got the complete opposite. But that’s not where the issues with the film lay for me (I actually found that particular aspect to actually be one of my favourite things about the film, but I’ll touch upon that more soon). My issue lay with the fact that this film felt… confused. There are severe tonal issues and the film didn’t always feel like it had a handle on what it wanted to be. This is going to be an interesting review to write (and hopefully read) as I’m conflicted on how I properly feel about Hereditary. So, let’s make our way into the review and see what it is about this film that leaves me feeling such a way. Read more

Review – Journey’s End

Journey’s End, directed by Saul Dibb, is an incredibly intense and incredibly poignant film that from its opening scene had me completely gripped by its story and its characters. The exploration and handling of the characters in this film is extremely moving. You become a part of a story that will see you brought down into a place that you can’t imagine being in. You explore characters who are irrevocably broken. And if you’re like me, you will be infinitely moved by it. I’m eager to move on from this introduction and get to the main review, so let’s get to it. Read more

Looking Back (And Subsequently… Forward) – 2001: A Space Odyssey

I wanted to do something a little different this week. I had the pleasure of being able to go see Stanley Kubrick’s, sci-fi masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey in the cinema and once it had finished and I was leaving said cinema, I had the urge to write (ramble) about the film a little bit. This won’t be a review, because at this point, far smarter and more well-spoken people have explored all that this film has to offer. Instead, I’m just wanting to gush about the film for a wee bit and also talk about one of the best directors in cinema’s history. So, if you’ll please indulge me for a little bit, I’m going to explore 2001: A Space Odyssey. Read more