• I Care a Lot

    I Care a Lot

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  • Captain America: The First Avenger

    Captain America: The First Avenger

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    Adapting Captain America for the big screen was always going to be a challenge. The character had not appeared on film since 1990 and had remained dormant until 2011 when Joe Johnston was hired by marvel studios to bring him back. While Johnston isn’t exactly a household name as a filmmaker, his work on movies like the rocketeer have acted as a sort of sleeper influence on acclaimed films such as…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    Ridley Scott’s blade runner (whatever cut you watch) is perhaps one of the most seminal and influential pieces of science fiction cinema. The film is a unique beast to me as I’ve always viewed it as a masterpiece despite that fact that it is imperfect. I am of the belief that a film can always be identified as successful by how well it overcomes it’s flaws. Thus, if Blade Runner is the flawed masterpiece I am convinced that Blade Runner…

  • The Incredible Hulk

    The Incredible Hulk

    These days, 2008’s Incredible Hulk is remembered unfavourably by fans of the MCU or is just ignored altogether. Having recently rewatched it’s a really competent comic book adaptation with a good central performance from Edward Norton. The film has a nice few flaws but it’s definitely not as average as some people would have you believe. Norton’s portrayal as Bruce Banner is very accurate when compared to the source material. His Banner is able to convey the internal struggle with…

  • Thor

    Thor

    Looking back on the formative films of the MCU, I often think about what an undertaking it must have been for Director Kenneth Branagh and marvel studios to make Thor a credible entity within the pantheon of modern super hero movies. Fortunately, the film succeeds in bringing the god of thunder to life despite its flaws. The most obvious aspect of praise in the film is the casting of Thor and Loki, which I feel is just as significant as…

  • Iron Man

    Iron Man

    More than a decade after the release of Iron Man in cinemas, an event that kickstarted the MCU. Nowadays, It’s easy think that Iron Man has been overshadowed by his Avengers colleagues, however iron man stands out for it’s depiction of morality, war and people like Tony stark who equip soldiers leading to the deaths of Millions. Tony Stark moral struggle with his past actions and the mission he undertakes to redeem himself is an extremely compelling one. Robert Downey…

  • The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    While the gentlemen is a return to the gangster geezer genre that made him famous about two decades ago, Guy richie’s latest film also serves as a return to form for the Director. The story takes a new direction with regards to the middle-aged gangster wanting to abdicate his empire, it all seems a bit messy. The characters on display are all portrayed with very tangible charisma despite their acts of violence. Hugh Grant and Charlie Hunnam we’re particular stand-outs…

  • Source Code

    Source Code

    2011’s source code is a fusion of past Hitchcock thrillers and various adaptations of the works of Phillip K Dick. This culmination of genres results in perhaps one of the most Original and exciting science fiction movies that I’ve witnessed in recent memory. Duncan Jones’ direction is very slick, the same can be said about the film’s editing. At about 90 minutes, the film is extremely lean on filler but is competent in how it extends exposition of the films…

  • Heat

    Heat

    In 1995, Michael Mann brought a feature-length adaptation of his failed TV pilot “LA takedown” to the big screen. While Mann was already an acclaimed director with films like “Manhunter” and the French/Indian war epic “The last of the Mohicans”, it would be Heat that would come to have the biggest impact on his career as well as serving as an infinitely unquantifiable influence on future filmmakers such as Villanueve, Fincher and Nolan working within the crime genre. Heat is…

  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    2019 brought a lot of surprises, but perhaps it’s biggest one was the release of Mike Flanagan’s Doctor sleep. Doctor sleep was always gonna be a difficult text to adapt especially when you consider the  massive following of Kubrick’s The shining which Stephen king has a certain distaste for. Amazingly, Flanagan walks the fine line between the respective visions of king and Kubrick that should satisfy fans. Ewan McGregor is extremely compelling as the now-adult Danny Torrance, an extremely broken…

  • 1917

    1917

    This recent directorial effort by Sam Mendes gained a lot of critical acclaim and accolades upon release and rightly so. Mendes direction and and roger Deakins’ cinematography are a fusion of perfection. While the film’s story is quite staight-foward and somewhat predictable, this does not detract from how engaging the film’s leads (George McKay and Dean Charles-chapman) are to the audience as they rush to save their fellow soldiers from impending doom. While the film received much attention for its…

  • Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh

    Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh

    It’s a well known fact that Adam Sandler’s output of the last decade has been somewhat sub-standard in terms of quality. His recent filmography, especially movies that have been developed as part of his multi-million dollar Netflix deal have stained sandlers career to the point where there is an entire generation who perceive Sandler as an entertainer defined by movies like Grown-ups, ridiculous 6, and the Do-over. The release of 100% fresh, sandler’s return to the stand up arena will…