Looking Back…Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

It’s important that directors get to bring their visions to life; it’s not fair to give someone a project and strip them of their ideas and originality. It can happen a lot in Hollywood – Somewhere, Josh Trank is sitting at a bar with a bottle of whiskey, rambling off about Fant4stic while the regulars laugh at him – and while it’s understandable that it is a … Continue reading Looking Back…Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

A Moving Image – Review

A Moving Image, the debut feature of writer-director Shola Amoo, is interesting in a way that perhaps is unintentional. It is about the difficulty of joining a group when they are suspicious of your motives. It is also about the problem of tackling an issue that does not directly affect you. How can you be passionate and committed when you have no connection, no heart? … Continue reading A Moving Image – Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Review

A talking tree. An explosive raccoon. A shirtless alien wrestler. A green warrior woman. And a Star Lord. What a bunch of a-holes. A couple of years ago, a ragtag bunch of space hoppers got together under the grand vision of Marvel and James Gunn, making cinematic history by providing a whole planet full of humour, space adventure romps, and saving the universe via a … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Review

The Belko Experiment – Review

American cinema has produced many fine ‘workplace comedies’ – Office Space, Clerks, The 33 – well, that last supper scene, hallucinated by trapped Chilean miners was kind of funny. The fine ‘workplace horror film’ is in rather shorter supply – only The Exorcist springs to mind. Until that is writer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) decided to have … Continue reading The Belko Experiment – Review