Category Archives: Review

Review: The Mandalorian Chapter 1 (2020)

The first episode of the highly anticipated series- The Mandalorian had a quiet UK theatrical release a couple weeks ago (via Cineworld Cinemas) So, it seemed like fair game to cover it for the blog. Television pilots are funny creations. … Continue reading

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Review: The Invisible Man (2020)

HG Wells’s The Invisible Man has always been a story with limitless potential. The novel mixes a bemused comedic spirit (courtesy of some of the people who encounter the title character) and a palpable fear of its central scientist whose … Continue reading

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Review: The Lighthouse (2020)

In 2016, Robert Eggers impressed the world with The Witch: a meticulous period film, mixing Christian import and feverish paranoia in its telling of a New England family, succumbing to the follies of their puritanical existence. The film remains one … Continue reading

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Review: 1917 (2020)

Cinema is no stranger to one take shots. Orson Welles and Stanley Kubrick created indelible sequences that made Touch of Evil and Paths of Glory part of our cinematic dreamscape. Alfred Hitchcock impressively tried to make his one location murder … Continue reading

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Review: Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020)

Despite having some arresting imagery and a few good performances, Suicide Squad was a poor aping of a John Carpenter film that did not entertain or amuse. The movie did not even do right by its central attraction- Margot Robbie’s … Continue reading

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Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

In A New Hope, when Han Solo describes the Millennium Falcon, he says “she’s got it where it counts.” The same could be said of The Rise of Skywalker- an occasionally frustrating and erratic film. However, in its best moments, … Continue reading

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Review: The Irishman (2019)

Aside from his independent films in the 70s and 80s, Martin Scorsese has become a celebrated director for his reinvention of the gangster picture; turning them from smoky backroom family dramas to seedy, fast-moving and ultra-violent thrill rides. The Irishman … Continue reading

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