In This Corner of the World – Review

Anime is becoming a regular feature in a cinema-goers life. Thanks to the work of the acclaimed Studio Ghibli, anime is no longer confined to a subculture of fans or film-lovers, instead developing into the mainstream whilst we all sit in glee. The splendid illustrated films from overseas fill our lives with sublime hand-drawn tales that are joyful, poignant, and unique stories. Occasionally, you’ll get … Continue reading In This Corner of the World – Review

Chubby Funny – East End Film Festival Review

There is an art to crafting an unlikable character for your film. There are different facets of their existence in cinema and I do believe we’re over-saturated with the anti-protagonist. Especially if they are white men. Arrogant, lazy, or brutish, these characters flounce onto our screen and, somehow, we end up loving them with all our being. The key is to give a quality beyond … Continue reading Chubby Funny – East End Film Festival Review

The Weekend Binge – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

DON’T PANIC! These are the words emblazoned on front cover of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a repository of knowledge on how to make your way through the universe for less than thirty Altairan Dollars a day. Provided you don’t stop at too many bars along the way. The TV series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (known here on out as H2G2 … Continue reading The Weekend Binge – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Transformers: The Last Knight – Review

I know, I know. Michael Bay has taken your childhood and destroyed it or whatever… But actually, if you’re reading this review, you probably have an open mind. You may even like cool things like car chases, explosions, and giant machines fighting each other. If that’s you, hello and welcome to my review of the fifth Transformers film – The Last Knight! I remember watching … Continue reading Transformers: The Last Knight – Review

The Graduate – 50th Anniversary Review

By now, there are certain films that should be made lawful viewing. There should be a precedent, and a criminal punishment for those who reach a certain age without ever seeing these “cultural and historical films.” The late director Mike Nicols possible has most of his films inducted on my imagined list of “watch or be scorned” movies. For example, Closer and Who’s Afraid Of … Continue reading The Graduate – 50th Anniversary Review

Moonlight – Review

This year’s awards season has truly been a better reflection of how diverse the arts talents really are. With no need for the ‘Oscars So White’ hashtag, different races, religions, and sexualities are beginning to receive the roles and on screen portrayals they deserve. With all this in mind it is great to celebrate a film that not only boasts a brilliant black cast but … Continue reading Moonlight – Review