• Review – 20 Feet From Stardom

    Concerning (primarily black and female) backing singers, 20 Feet From Stardom brings to light six or seven standout voices and their owners’ stories and fortunes, both the inspiring and the heartbreaking. When it won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature this year, 20 Feet stepped from the shadows and stole...
  • Review – Godzilla

    Godzilla is another attempt by Hollywood to revive the lizard after Roland Emmerich’s juvenile version in 1998. In a more pragmatic depiction, scientific experiments gone awry lead to menacing monsters being unleashed. These beasts are pitted against Godzilla, leaving the fate of humans in the balance. The latest Japanese...
  • TV Review – Game of Thrones, Season 4: Mid-Season Review (Spoilers)

    Can you believe it? We’re already halfway through Season 4 of Game of Thrones. In one month’s time, we’ll once again be waiting impatiently for our next nerdy fix in 2015. Still, we’re not there yet, and the next five episodes should be jaw-droppingly awesome – I’ve written down...
  • Trailer Watch – Gotham

    Bruce Wayne is set to return to screens later this year, though this time it’ll be the small screen, and Batman won’t even be the main character. Confused? As am I, and that’s having already seen the trailer for FOX’s Gotham multiple times in attempt to make sense of...
  • Review – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is without a doubt the best Sony commercial and 142 minute trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4 you’ll ever encounter. Oh, it’s supposed to be a standalone film? Well then this might be a contender for the superlatively senseless superhero sequel that somehow...
  • Review – Transcendence

    The concept behind ‘cinematographer-cum-director’ Wally Pfister’s sci-fi vision Transcendence is a fascinating one. A super intelligent scientist is fatally wounded by an eco-warrior and then ‘uploaded’ to live on as a digital entity. However, he quickly turns into a rampant AI, hell-bent on ‘upgrading’ humanity. Sound awesome? I thought...
  • Review – The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Wes Anderson’s art house comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel is a whimsical portrait of a lobby boy’s journey from rags to riches. Set in the fictional, central European-esque Republic of Zubrowka, the film centres on the titular hotel during its heyday in the early 1930s. It’s a quirky, meticulously...