Category Archives: Reviews

Review: The Shape of Water (2018)

The Shape of Water is an enchanting fairy tale drenched in Americana. Set against the backdrop of the Cold War in the early sixties: The latest film from the Mexican fantasy auteur, (Guillermo del Toro) recounts the touching love story … Continue reading

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Review: Phantom Thread (2018)

Much like the lavish and regally constructed dresses that the renowned central character makes throughout Phantom Thread: Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest feature is a nimble and cunningly made drama that has many surprises woven within its fabric. Set in 1950s London … Continue reading

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Review: Doctor Strange (2016)

Marvel Studios’ recent cinematic endeavour, Doctor Strange feels like a beginner’s course in surrealism. It holds the audience’s hand so tightly that to let go would mean instantaneous disengagement. As a result, most of the psychedelic scenes lack potency and the … Continue reading

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Review: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

When the dust settles on the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain America: Civil War will be remembered as a momentary triumphant footnote that will be eventually be surpassed by ever increasing bigger instalments. This is a depressing state of affairs because … 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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Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the stuff comic books are made of, big, broad, and even a little clumsy in its commendable depiction of the super team. The first picture was a sugary treat of seeing the team fight, form … Continue reading

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