Review – Ready Player One

Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg, is pretty much what I was expecting. At times it was entertaining and full of that Spielberg blockbuster magic. And other times it was quite irritating; with intrusive, lazy exposition, and a lack of competent character development. It’s a film that never lets up. It is full-on with everything. From the infamous amount of references, we were all expecting, to the visual magnitude of all those pop-culture references. It seemed the only thing it didn’t feel the need to go full-on with, where characters or the development of them. I was never bored when watching this film, but I also wasn’t ever invested or had any care for who or what I was watching. I’m mixed on how I want to review this film, as on one hand there’s a lot I could say against it, but on the other, it doesn’t ever stop being what it ultimately is: a fun, mindless blockbuster. I suppose I’ll figure out in my review how I truly feel about this film, so let’s go find out. Read more

Review – Dunkirk

Dunkirk, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, is an absolutely incredible experience. Every single element of this film comes together; supporting and building on each other and delivering something that is powerful in its emotion and wholly engaging in its presentation. Almost from the moment the film starts, you are pulled into a true story that is unbelievable to witness, and never-failing in its momentum. There is much to break-down and talk about with Dunkirk, so let’s get out of the intro and on with the review. Read more

Review – The BFG

The BFG

The BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg, is a pleasant film, a film that doesn’t step beyond its expectations. I perhaps thought more of this film – partly because of it being directed by Steven Spielberg – but what you’ll get is a film that is pretty run of the mill. I was never surprised by what ‘The BFG’ offered, but I was certainly enchanted by its content. There are certainly some interesting elements to breakdown and so I might as well get this review underway. Read more

Review – Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg delivers what is to be expected from the famous director. This is a film that is bustling with what makes Spielberg such a beloved and well known director – however it also means that Bridge of Spies comes burdened with some of the things that Spielberg has become slightly infamous for doing in his films. This is an interesting package of a film, and certainly offers a lot for the audience to walk away with (good and bad). Read more