For all my constant ragging on the film industry for being entirely commercially driven, there is an argument to be made for the commerce being in the service of artistic endeavour. Just look at the careers of Matthew McConaughey and Ben Affleck, an Oscar-winning actor and director respectively (We’ll overlook certain bat-shaped mis-steps for now). […]Read more "Deadpool 2 – Review"
“Oh Rambling Rifleman, we can’t wait to hear your opinion on Avengers: Infinity War” droned some of my more cretinous correspondents last week after noticing that I’ve been absent from the review sphere for due to a crippling case of couldn’t-be-arsed. Of course I could list numerous and well-thought-out reasons as to why Infinity War is just another […]Read more "A Quiet Place – Review"
These days it has never been easier to be a nerd. With Disney using both Marvel and Star Wars to dominate the film industry, nerd culture in its tamest form is now popular than ever and the years of suffering comic book dweebs like myself endured through our teenage years have all been for nought. […]Read more "Black Panther – Review"
There’s a phenomenon often observed by many concerning the fact that many people don’t know what they want until they have it. A lot of people will never actively want a Krispy Kreme doughnut, but when presented with one they will suddenly acknowledge a hitherto unknown craving. This same phenomenon is often traced to movies, and […]Read more "Pacific Rim – Review"
Procrastination is something that we all struggle with, and we all have our own justifications for it. When it comes to doing a write-up of a film, it’s usually because the film was too mediocre for me to get excited about. In the case of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, however, the lateness of this critique […]Read more "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Review"
Everyone loves a biopic, don’t they? Well not everyone, but they’re such a staple of the historical film genre, because they tell the story of the great individuals that set the benchmarks by which much of history is measured. It’s been nearly a century since the end of the First World War, yet in spite […]Read more "Darkest Hour – Review"
Well God knows I’ve been putting this one off for far too long, but to the Yin must come the Yang. To the chalk must come the cheese. To the litre of Old Rosie must come several hours on the toilet the following morning. As we’re now deep enough into 2018 that I have to […]Read more "The Worst Films Of 2017"