Film

 Ryan Easby

Review: John Wick (Five Year Anniversary)

Review: John Wick (Five Year Anniversary)

I’ve got no idea why it took me five years to properly sit down and watch this film. I’ve seen it once prior to this, but only in passing and I wasn’t paying too much attention. I now understand exactly why this is referred to as a modern action classic and some form of career […]

 Ryan Easby

Review: Us

Review: Us

*This trailer includes scenes of a disturbing nature. I’ve never been particularly great with horror. Shaun Of The Dead scared me for god’s sake. I watched The Sixth Sense when I was fourteen and spent the next two days thinking about basically nothing else. It’s not that generic horror scares me (although I’m squeamish when it […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Show Dogs

Review: Show Dogs

The era of kid’s movies is dead. Quality and consistency don’t matter when you can slap together Stanley Tucci and Will Arnett, or at least that’s what Show Dogs wants us to believe. Director Raja Gosnell’s putrid outing shows us that the market for kid‘s movies is just what I’d expected Illumination Studios to turn it into. […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Early Man

Review: Early Man

Aardman Animations have always been inconsistent with their animated productions. Whereas classics like Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit and Chicken Run are both fondly remembered by both nostalgia driven fans and warmly received by new generations, later outputs like Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists and Arthur Christmas are much more forgettable. Can Early Man, their latest venture, break the shoddy formula they seem […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: The Conversation (45th Anniversary)

Review: The Conversation (45th Anniversary)

As far as prestige goes in the world of acting, there’s nobody quite like Gene Hackman. One of the all-time greats, responsible for tremendous dramatic turns in The French Connection and the occasional experimental role in The Royal Tenenbaums, he’s a well-regarded actor and has a classic body of work, chock full of films much like The Conversation. But, forty-five […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Thunder Road

Review: Thunder Road

To write, direct, star, score and edit your own movie on a budget of less than half a million is a testament in itself. Jim Cummings appears to be the next Jon Favreau in that regard, the ability to juggle so many different roles all at once in such a short span of time will […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Fahrenheit 451

Review: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451, much like Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm and Alan Partridge: Nomad are all classic pieces of literature that will never make a good enough leap to film. Although having no experience with Ray Bradbury’s apparent classic, I do get the gist of its moralistic and political standpoints. I can’t imagine it would translate well to a modern […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Triple Frontier

Review: Triple Frontier

The post-Argo world hasn’t been too kind to Ben Affleck.  Ever since he stepped up onto that stage and clutched his Best Director Oscar, he’s become somewhat of a villain in the eyes of the Hollywood elite. I’m not saying that’s a problem, as far as I’m aware his only good work comes from the aforementioned Argo and Good […]

 Ryan Easby

Really That Bad: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Really That Bad: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

As some of you may have noticed, this title is taken from a Bob Chipman three part video essay on Batman V Superman. While I will be taking points from his essay, I will be looking at them from my own personal critique of the film and the title is purely because I thought the […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: A Serious Man (10th Anniversary)

Review: A Serious Man (10th Anniversary)

The Coen Brothers have always brought out consistently enjoyable movies. Most of their output is extremely enjoyable and highly regarded amongst cinema fans. But for me, I’ve never had the chance to sit down and watch all of their heavy hitting movies. A Serious Man was the one I was most hesitant about, coming hot off of […]

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