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

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Review: Stranger Things Season 1 Episode 3 “Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly”

When "Stranger Things" is focussed on gritty science fiction elements, its level of maturity, engagement and intellectualism increases, as both the opening and closing sequences benefit from superbly directed horror aspects and a dark, foreboding potency that pushes the show towards more unique content rather than the clichéd tropes presented in often tediously paced sequences that provide … Continue reading Review: Stranger Things Season 1 Episode 3 “Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly”

Review: Stranger Things Season 1 Episode 2 “Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street”

Stranger Things continues to excel in recreating the atmosphere of the 80s with a number of strong references and a brilliant suspenseful tone that makes the actions of each character all the more worrying, however, even though Eleven has an intriguing back-story/mythology and the directors do well to make her abilities seem grounded and not … Continue reading Review: Stranger Things Season 1 Episode 2 “Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street”