Film

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Movie Review: The Mitchells vs. The Machines

                                                Family is so incredibly important. That is at least something The Mitchells vs. The Machines can offer. How the immediate family reacts to one leaving the nest is dependent on the close rigidity […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: The Mauritanian

Movie Review: The Mauritanian

Modern history and the politics around it are always solid cannon fodder for filmmakers. It allows them to convey a message or meaning that they feel best represents the period but also gives them headway in attracting attention for their adaptation of reality. Official Secrets depicted the fallout of 9/11, the leaked memos that led to […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Godzilla vs. Kong

Movie Review: Godzilla vs. Kong

How far we have come since the first encounter of man, ape and lizard. When Toho first outed these two beasts, they fought with all the grace and effort of bumbling, uncoordinated men in costumes. That is what they were. The dawn of computer graphics has left both Godzilla and King Kong with not just room to grow, but wider audiences to impress. Godzilla vs. […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: The Father

Movie Review: The Father

With ageism so pertinent in arts industries, it is rather compelling and reassuring to see a story of age told on such a grand scale. Tender and frail years are inevitably ahead of us all, and The Father follows Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) refusing to accept that his best years are behind him. He can no longer experience […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: The Mole Agent

Movie Review: The Mole Agent

There is a notable, obvious gap found between my generation and that of the elderly gentlemen opening The Mole Agent. “It is unnecessary,” one says of Wi-Fi. It is at this tender, fragile age that people begin to lose themselves. They have accepted their fate, sheltered by the scrap heap of care homes. Their filter for […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Raya and the Last Dragon

Movie Review: Raya and the Last Dragon

After hitting such highs with Blindspotting, director Carlos López Estrada had nowhere to go but down. Raya and the Last Dragon is the sobering aftereffects of hitting the ground running, and subsequently tripping over your shoelaces. How the promising has fallen, but at least he has gotten his foot in the door. At what cost? At the cost […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Coming 2 America

Movie Review: Coming 2 America

While the smartest part of Coming 2 America may be the cheap pun in the title, it is a sad shame to think Eddie Murphy’s return to the big screen has already stumbled. As far as unnecessary sequels go, the monumental efforts that are found in this Coming to America sequel are odd, yet understandable. A last-ditch attempt at […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Little Fish

Movie Review: Little Fish

Using a pandemic and ailment as a backdrop for your characters’ memory loss, rather than the usual fumbling’s of dementia and Alzheimer’s is a choice that neither disrupts the status quo nor pushes its audience too far. At its core, Little Fish, from director Chad Hartigan, is another story of love lost to the inevitabilities […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Songbird

Movie Review: Songbird

Escapism has been a facet of filmmaking for decades. Passed down from filmmaker to filmmaker, those looking to extract audiences from reality have been dependable magic makers. Dreamers that look to keep our minds away from current events. Innovative creators who can pull us out of the dreary hell that is modern life and into […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: I Care A Lot

Movie Review: I Care A Lot

Deeply rooted in the court cases, emotional strife and torturous ease of manipulating facts and figures yet far removed from the actual meaning and feelings of these actions, I Care A Lot is a mixed bag. With Rosamund Pike at the centre of it all, director J Blakeson crafts a formidably interesting narrative, following Marla Grayson (Pike), a court-appointed […]

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