Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Songbird (2020)

Preamble Since I was made aware of its existence, Songbird is a film I’ve been curious to see. Despite its subject matter, I think films like this are important for helping us deal with our stark times. And I was … Continue reading

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Review: Tenet (2020)

Depending on who you ask, Tenet’s release in 2020 became symbolic for something larger about the medium. At worst, it represented a trend for art to trump all adversity (even amidst a pandemic) or at best: the film that will … Continue reading

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Review: Hellraiser (1987)

Some films fill you with a feverish excitement and the ability to endlessly rhapsodise about them like a hyperactive parrot. Hellraiser is one of those films. Since I first saw it in my late teens, the film has disturbed and … Continue reading

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Review: To Catch a Thief (1955)

Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest has been often interpreted as his version of a James Bond picture. However, To Catch a Thief is equally worthy of consideration for the crown. Cary Grant’s John Robie (a former cat burglar) has to … Continue reading

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Review: X-Men (2000)

In the context of the booming comic book movie genre, returning to watch X-Men is akin to looking through old photos of yourself as a teenager. Sure, you looked goofy trying to be a goth or regret that one time … Continue reading

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Argento April: The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)

In the context of what’s come before in Argento April: The Stendhal Syndrome miraculously seems like an answer to my chief criticism of Dario Argento’s output. He seems more fixated on the cinematic flourishes that pervade his films as opposed … Continue reading

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Argento April: Deep Red (1974)

Deep Red or Profundo Russo (Italian title) is the cinematic equivalent of soaring. It’s a film that illustrates Dario Argento is not merely working within the horror genre, but understands it so profoundly that he can bend it to his … Continue reading

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Argento April: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1971)

Loosely defined: Giallo is a popular 20th century genre that specialises in mysteries, thrillers and occasionally supernatural horror. The Italian word translates to yellow and the genre gets its name from the yellow coloured paperback novels that dominated bookshelves in … Continue reading

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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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