Review – Outlaw King

Outlaw King, co-written and directed by David Mackenzie, brings to Netflix what might be one of its strongest exclusives to date. Like the historical epics that used to dominate the cinema, Outlaw King is epic in scope and brutal in tone, but it also has heart to it – a proud Scottish heart that beats strong (and I’m not just saying that because I am a fellow Scot), but the film isn’t without faults. Some serious pacing issues and a lack of depth can sometimes leave the film feeling a little out of breath. I’m very excited to explore all that Outlaw King has to offer. Is this one of Netflix’s best? Maybe. Do the film’s failings lessen its impact – it’s effectiveness? Again, maybe. Let’s explore those questions and much, much more in my review. Read more

Review – Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, is a film that absolutely succeeds at establishing, and then fully developing, Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, as a character. It also achieves something I was not expecting; and that was a character relationship that truly transcended everything else in the film. But of course the film is not without problems, and I think those problems might sadly hold the film back from being something more than just another superhero movie. Through my review, we can hopefully explore more of what it is that makes the film stumble but also shine, so let’s get to it. Read more

Review – T2 Trainspotting

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T2 Trainspotting, directed by Danny Boyle, does the seemingly impossible, it returns to a well-known and beloved film with a sequel, and somehow is able to both be its own film, while still paying respecting the original. Now, the film isn’t perfect – one or two flaws do standout – but the film is able to add to the characters in a way that feels meaningful, and doesn’t ever feel like it is tarnishing the legacy of a film phenomenon; like the original Trainspotting was. So let’s make our way into the fuller review, to see just what the film is able to achieve. Read more