Tag Archives: Cinema

Review: The Irishman (2019)

Aside from his independent films in the 70s and 80s, Martin Scorcese 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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Review: Midsommar (2019)

As far as cinematic debuts go, Hereditary was impressive; terrifying with the tensions of its familial angst and underhanded supernatural aspects. Ari Aster’s sophomore effort, Midsommar- is an ambitious and often engrossing experience. However, it’s marred by thematic confusion and the director’s … Continue reading

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Editorial: Interpreting Joker (2019)

Whether you think Joker is a potent social parable for our times or a toxic slog, there’s no denying its power to linger and spark conversation (no matter what side of the debate you fall on). While the first viewing … Continue reading

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Editorial: My Top Five Tarantino Scenes

5) A Wanted Man and Old Man Hatch A Deal Honestly, I could have put this whole chapter. It’s an exercise in Tarantino filtering Sergio Leone esque buildup through his unique and idiosyncratic ascetic; boiling tension caused by mundane actions … Continue reading

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Editorial: My Top Five Toy Story Scenes (Inspired by Filmspotting)

In an act that would even make the slowest snail rolls their eyes in disbelief, I’ve not yet seen Toy Story 4. Part of this is due to time and the desire to save this cinematic gift from Pixar as … Continue reading

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Editorial: My Top Five Questions for Cinema in 2018 (Inspired by Filmspotting)

In an attempt to make my blog seem less like a cranky and sputtering machine that magically manufacturers reviews: I have resolved to write more editorials for the express purpose of making the blog much more accessible much like a warm … Continue reading

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Brief Consideration: Song to Song (2017)

At his very best, Terrence Malick can move the audience with an impressionist style that weaves imagery together like a constantly shifting and mesmerising puzzle in motion. At once, his imperceptible films can reveal deeply personal remembrances as well as … Continue reading

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