Review – Glass

Glass, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, might possibly be the filmmakers best work to date (with Unbreakable or Signs being its primary competition). With a meaningful focus on characters, a competency with the camera that hasn’t always been there, and a noticeable cinematic growth by Shyamalan; Glass ends up being one of the most compelling films and experience from a director who has often struggled to deliver on the vision he seems to have in his head. For the first time in a very long time, I’m excited to be talking about and reviewing an M. Night Shyamalan film, so let’s get to it. Read more

Review – Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2, written and directed by Brad Bird, doesn’t hold within it the same special magic that the first had, but that thankfully doesn’t stop it from still being a joyously fun adventure that had me entertained throughout. But, is it to good to be true? There are elements to this film that didn’t work for me, and it is certainly not as good as the first, but do those things stop it from being a film worth seeing? Well, let’s make our way into the review and find out. Read more

Review – The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The Hitman’s Bodyguard, directed by Patrick Hughes, could best be described as your quintessential ‘Buddy Cop’ film, minus the fact that the two lead characters aren’t cops (credit for that opening line has to go to my friend, Ross who I’m paraphrasing). This is a film that doesn’t ever do anything particularly new or original, but that still doesn’t detract from how fun, silly and entertaining it constantly is. I went into this film knowing what I was going to get, but is that still a good enough reason to suggest this as a good film? Well, let’s find out through this review, shall we. Read more

Review – Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, delivers an unexpectedly brilliant experience. I was forever amazed at just how enjoyable and fulfilling this films was; always delivering on what it set up and then building further upon it. This is a film that knows what it needed to do, and then went on to offer up, and achieve exactly what was needed. There are of course a few issues that pop up in the film – and they will be touched upon in this review – but for the most part, you have a monster movie that is more than what it could have simply been. And so, let’s jump on into the detailed review itself and see what it is that makes, Kong: Skull Island such a rewarding watch. Read more

Review – The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight, directed by Quentin Tarantino, is a film that as always, comes filled with the rich and engrossing dialogue that is now anticipated by many a film fan (and even a general everyday viewer). But this is a Tarantino film that I feel never really reaches the same levels of joy and film lover-ship that his past ones more than have. It’s difficult to explain right now, but there just feels like there’s an element (something greater) missing from The Hateful Eight. Read more

Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron, directed by Joss Whedon is a film with a darkness throughout it, a film that perhaps for the first time tries to deal with the realities of its universe. This is a Marvel film that will certainly divide its hardcore fan base but it is one that in the end will be seen as a necessary evil in the grand scheme of things. Read more