Review: Blade Runner 2049

Humanity's memories are defined by their mess. The individual, with their greatest will, unable to think back upon them in clear, perfect manner. It is a purposeful assertion to highlight mankind's contrast with technological vision that supports nothing else but perfection and viability, most notably in terms of economic and capitalist success. Yet, if a machine … Continue reading Review: Blade Runner 2049

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Review: It

Consciously traumatising, but also proudly intellectual in its stance towards the horror genre, 'It' may be over-long, have a scattered structure that often makes the conceptual ideas difficult to follow, and often rely too heavily upon tropes, but its ambition and style can not be doubted. Arguing that life is neither a cheerful, joyous experience, … Continue reading Review: It

Review: Death Note

'Death Note' is absolutely tortured and devoured by its pace. Rocketing through every significant moment with zero care for source material or character, this film's script is a tumultuous beast that lacks emotion, tension and dramatic consequence. The characters are paper-thin, lacking any foundation to influence their moral decision, while the touches of theme are … Continue reading Review: Death Note

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