Monthly Archives: December 2015

Concise Review: Slow West (2015)

In Slow West, the West bursts with bountiful colour, heightened optimistic starry skies and entertaining, quirky strangers. At least, this is the West seen through the eyes of a young man called Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) whose immediate goal is … Continue reading

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Concise Review: True Romance (1993)

True Romance is a love story that is worthy of the movies. At times, it is idealised and sincere. However, on other occasions, it is tough and dangerous. The biggest strength of the film is that it expertly balances these … Continue reading

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Concise Review: The Man From Uncle (2015)

The Man from Uncle is a pure stylish exercise and embrace of the sixties spy picture that one has to admire Guy Ritchie’s directorial prowess in evoking this period. From ingenious uses of split screen to a rich colour palate, … Continue reading

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Review: The Force Awakens (2015)

The Force Awakens greatly articulates and expounds upon the appeal of the enduring Star Wars saga. In fact, at times, it almost seems inconceivable how well the picture reconciles the various aspects of the film series. From its goofy absurdity, … Continue reading

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Concise Review: Kill Bill Volume 2 (2004)

If Kill Bill Volume 1 was an excessive, dramatically deficient and ultimately pointless exercise in directorial flexing. Then Volume 2 is the complete antithesis, emotional, inherently dramatic and once again indicative of Quentin Tarantino’s primary strength, which is providing fascinating … Continue reading

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Review: Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003)

Kill Bill Volume 1 ended my adoration of Quentin Tarantino. The primary reason for this is because the film felt like an excessive exercise in directional flexing as opposed to being thematically and narratively interesting. In fact, one could argue … Continue reading

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Concise Review: Ant Man (2015)

Out of all the Marvel films that have passed through the studio grind, Ant-Man surprisingly holds the most interest and humanism. The curiosity does not just stem from the behind the scenes troubles, in which famed British director, Edgar Wright … Continue reading

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