Film

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: The Midnight Sky

Movie Review: The Midnight Sky

  George Clooney, somehow, has convinced producers and companies that he can direct. They bend on a whim to the slightest bit of creativity that lingers at his fingertips, and often leap on a product that feels muddled, unfinished and devoid of quality. Suburbicon was a mismatch, a bold endeavour that not even writing from […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Shiva Baby

Movie Review: Shiva Baby

  Fear the family meetings. Extended relatives plucking at your emotions, asking why you’ve yet to settle down and buy a house, where your lucky partner is or how your job prospects are going. The answer to all of those questions is either “fine”, or a complete and unremitting breakdown that brings to light the […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Wonder Woman 84

Movie Review: Wonder Woman 84

  Think of the many stalwart champions of the arts that utilise 1984 as a period of reflection or warning. George Orwell’s book will hopefully spring to mind, a stark warning against dystopian nightmares. The hellscape he envisioned did not take into account comic book superheroes dominating the box office, and a global pandemic. Orwell […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Promising Young Woman

Movie Review: Promising Young Woman

  Don’t judge a book by its cover. Promising Young Woman opens with glossy neon lights and a contemporary soundtrack, but soon sheds those in the way of a story right at the core of current-day issues. Drifting from topic to topic, this piece from director Emerald Fennell supplies uncomfortable and formidably unflinching analysis of […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Shadow in the Cloud

Movie Review: Shadow in the Cloud

  What lurks deep below in the darkness of the ocean scares me far more than what soars high in the one singular cloud on offer here. Shadow in the Cloud, which is a collective noun and script overhaul away from being competent, is a surprisingly brief action horror. Set to the backdrop of the […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: The Nest

Movie Review: The Nest

  Ambition and prosperity don’t always meet – and The Nest wishes to show that from the outset. The latest film from director Sean Durkin sees him pull out all the stops in showing a relatively placid family life, one that is thrown into misery and distress by a sudden move to Britain. Here, the […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Greenland

Movie Review: Greenland

  Leading lad Gerard Butler is having an odd resurgence as of late. His continuing efforts with the Has Fallen trilogy (which will see its fourth and hopefully final entry next year) showcases the popularity the man still has. Such a strangely popular individual, cropping up in Geostorm and Hunter Killer, appealing to a specific […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Tigertail

Movie Review: Tigertail

Sloppy Netflix dramas are fast and loose, rattling the cage of just about anyone praying for a decent project to make its way onto the platform. Tigertail, the latest feature film from Alan Yang, is close enough. Not quite the hallmark of brilliance the streaming service has been in dire need of, but a tremendous […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: The Broken Hearts Gallery

Movie Review: The Broken Hearts Gallery

Whilst it wasn’t the year we’d hoped for, 2020 did pave the way for new filmmakers looking to break through the usual deluge of content. It allowed independent artists and creatives to bubble up to the surface, especially since we were so starved of content elsewhere. The Broken Hearts Gallery, from freshman film director Natalie Krinsky, […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Freaky

Movie Review: Freaky

Horror is an ever-changing genre. Those that don’t adapt to the stormy tides of slashers, arthouse pieces and B-Movie love letters will rightfully drown in a sea of oversaturation. I assume that’ll happen to Freaky and its director, Christopher Landon. On the warpath of consistent mediocrity, his latest feature teams Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton together for […]