• Film Review – High-Rise

    “I concede that this building will be a crucible for change.” Uttered from the very mouth of the structure’s Architect himself, there is no other way around it because High-Rise generates change on a scale of which can only be attributed to author J.G. Ballard’s complex mind. His ultra-modern,...
  • Film Review – Deadpool

    Many say that the superhero genre is fast becoming over-crowded and stale. With at least six superhero blockbusters hitting our screens this year, it certainly seems the case. Sadly Deadpool doesn’t breathe fresh air into the genre. Nope, it f*cking injects the genre with more swear words, more laughs,...
  • Film Review – Crimson Peak

    Guillermo Del Toro’s latest film, Crimson Peak, starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston, is a masterful Gothic romance that displays all the classic staples of the genre, and, as expected with a Del Toro film, features dazzling visuals. Del Toro tends to balance his art-house Spanish films...
  • Trailer Watch – Crimson Peak

    Guillermo del Toro returns to the horror genre with what is being called his ‘masterpiece’, Crimson Peak. Following a family tragedy, Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), is torn between a childhood friend (Charlie Hunnam) and a mysterious stranger (Tom Hiddleston). Trying to escape, Edith retreats to Crimson Peak, the home that...
  • Review – Only Lovers Left Alive

    The generally accepted and unspoken rule of film criticism is that the phrase “deliberate pacing” is mostly just euphemistic critic-speak for “boring”. It’s a phrase that most certainly applies to director Jim Jarmusch’s twelfth feature Only Lovers Left Alive, yet I legitimately cannot tell whether or not the implied subtext...
  • Most Anticipated Films of 2014 #12 – Only Lovers Left Alive

    From Dead Man director and silver fox Jim Jarmusch comes yet another addition to the vampire sub-genre, only this time we have the pleasure of seeing self-proclaimed Norse God Tom Hiddleston and the White Witch herself Tilda Swinton playing the undead parasites. Hiddleston is one of those long-haired musicians whose...
  • Review – Thor: The Dark World

    Thor, the Mighty Avenger, returns in his third outing in as many years. His latest installment derives plot strands from Thor and like Iron man 3, deals with the residual effect of Avengers Assemble. With Loki imprisoned in the dungeons of Asgard, Thor strives along with his loyal comrades...