Category Archives: Movie Review

Movie Review: Boyhood

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is a film of contradictions: Epic in scope, and yet confined by its focus; a film about finding its lead’s character, that ends just as he is finally discovering who he really is. While I went to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Sinister

I love great horror films, just as I love great cinema in general. Horror is no different than comedy or drama, in the sense that the scares only work if the rest of the film does too. Scott Derrickson’s Sinister … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Lawless

Since production first began on John Hillcoat’s prohibition film Lawless, I’ve been patiently waiting its release. Not only am I a fan of Hillcoat’s previous work, but the fact the film is written by musician Nick Cave made this a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

People often point out negatively the escalating nature of the Hollywood blockbuster. And while the majority of blockbusters are loud, long and obnoxious, rarely do they feel epic. Christopher Nolan has made several great blockbusters in his career, but it … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Cosmopolis

When I realized that David Cronenberg’s latest film,Ā Cosmopolis, was screening in London, I jumped at the chance at seeing a new film from one of my favourite filmmakers. That was two weeks ago, and it has taken me this long … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Prometheus

For years, Ridley Scott’s cinematic output has been lack-luster, to say the least. When he makes films, just to make films, they are mediocre and forgettableā€”think of Body of Lies and A Good Year. However, when he has a story … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Avengers

On April 1st 2010, I sat in an internet cafe in London, England and read an article speculating that Joss Whedon could write and direct Marvel’s The Avengers. This poorly-timed article seemed like another April Fool’s Joke, too good to … Continue reading

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