Review: War For The Planet Of The Apes

Never quite spurring on utter devastation, either emotionally or in fulfilling a true war, 'War For The Planet Of The Apes' still finds triumph in presenting the parable of Caesar, played perfectly by Andy Serkis, a performance for which he should win an Oscar (yes, that is a cliché that must be repeated). One may … Continue reading Review: War For The Planet Of The Apes

Review: Spiderman: Homecoming

An absorbing, hilarious, energetic and, most significantly, compelling insight into youth entitlement and ones' journey into finding their own way of dealing with obstacles. 'Spiderman: Homecoming' may not stick the landing on all the thematic concepts it introduces, many of which feel manufactured for cliched 'hero's moments', but Tom Holland is awe-inspiring as he fully … Continue reading Review: Spiderman: Homecoming

Review: Okja

Within a capitalist society, breeding consumerism and big-budget spectacle as a way of disguising reality, duplicitous perception is key to success. 'Okja' is a vivid, visually compelling marvel in the distinction it finds between the natural and manufactured, implemented through gorgeous cinematography and disturbing, haunting imagery. The world is both fantastical and reflective, a pulpy, … Continue reading Review: Okja

Review: Wonder Woman

'Wonder Woman' is a success in large part because of the superb, emotional and often stirring performance from Gal Gadot who nails the character's drive, naivety and willpower. The relationship between Diana Prince and Steve Trevor is the core bloodline of this film; binding energy with a compelling case to push the narrative forward even in … Continue reading Review: Wonder Woman

Review: Baywatch

'Baywatch' works when it provides a stylised, self-referential parody of itself, with its beautifully shot slow-mos, underwater sequences and over-the-top drama. However, there is little of that here, with the film instead utilising juvenile humour that gets boring very quickly and a formulaic narrative that is neither interesting nor worthy of its talented cast's time. … Continue reading Review: Baywatch

Review: War Machine

After two hours I couldn't tell you what this film really hoped to achieve, its purpose, or its position on the plethora of war related themes it brings up. The director/writer repeatedly mishandles the material, constructing a film of uneven pace that provides focus to the minutiae and irrelevant, and skims over the far more important and … Continue reading Review: War Machine

Review: Get Out

The social commentary this film provides is of course its most impactful element; a seemingly honest representation of both indoctrination and suppression, the concept of the survival of the fittest being layered upon racial politics and utility. It's an enticing but uncomfortable journey, one that benefits from an excellent lead performance and Jordan Peele balancing the … Continue reading Review: Get Out