Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Dumbo

Movie Review: Dumbo

Disney have somehow managed to peddle circus animals and ringmaster caricatures frequently this past year or two. The One and Only Ivan was an odd project for Bryan Cranston, and a spectacularly dull film with an empty, shallow heart. Dumbo, a modernised adaptation of the mediocre 40s classic, is just as emotionally devoid and decrepit as the conglomerate […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Artemis Fowl

Movie Review: Artemis Fowl

When I was a kid, I did in fact read Artemis Fowl books. I think I read the first one a few times, and it was absolutely fine. I would never have thought in a million years that anyone would’ve adapted it into a feature-length film, let alone one helmed by director Kenneth Branagh. But, […]

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Movie Review: Ava

Movie Review: Ava

WHILST the slate of releases for this year wanes ever thinner, it’s nice to see that cheap, sloppy action films are thriving in this time of global uncertainty. Where would we be without the likes of Bruce Willis, Steven Seagal and Nicolas Cage clogging up my schedule with their latest offering of weak, ill-filtered, bland […]

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Review: The Gentlemen

Review: The Gentlemen

Seemingly unfulfilled in recreating the classic Disney animated cartoons as recklessly as he could, Guy Ritchie returns to his roots with The Gentlemen, revisiting the days of yesteryear when he could safely piece together a gangster flick and receive a credible amount of praise. Looking to capture those days of his direction, Ritchie’s latest film pieces […]

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Review: Widows

Review: Widows

Looking back to when Widows was first released, it’s a real surprise that the awards buzz it first generated didn’t manage to stand up in the long run. A superb film starring an ensemble of some acting greats, Widows is a thrilling heist film directed by Steve McQueen of 12 Years a Slave and Shame fame. An exemplary piece; one that manages to craft […]