Just like anything primarily aimed at teenagers, films marketed as ‘coming-of-age’ are treated as juvenile, silly, and lacking in depth. Maybe this is because they tend to have young protagonists. However, there’s much more to them than high school hijinks, puppy love, and self-absorbed teens. They are brushed aside as a genre in favour … More Coming Of Age Films: They Ain’t Half Bad!
A modern remake of a very successful movie from the 1970s (based in its turn on a bestselling and influential novel) usually sounds like a cash grab and, more often than not, a recipe for disaster. However, once in a while, there comes a rare film that subverts all these preconceived notions and becomes a … More REVIEW: Murder on the Orient Express
Since 2015 the big name award shows have been under scrutiny for “whitewashing”, the Oscars have had the most publicised backlash in the past few years regarding the race and the lack of diversity of their nominees. Was their selection pure coincidence or is there something going? In modern times, race is the last … More The Hollywood Whitewash
Blade Runner is not a fast paced action packed thriller that you may see if it were directed by Michael Bay. Instead it is a long, slow burn which keeps you thinking the whole time (and into the following hours and days) about the deep philosophical questions, that this masterfully written and choreographed plot had … More The Blade Runner: Review
In celebration of “Mean Girls Day” we take a look back at the film and what made it truly so fetch. In 2004 a lot of us were still in our glory days of primary school; before we cared about what other people thought and before we were gifted with the modern cult … More Throwback Thursday: Mean Girls
We all know that sex sells in Hollywood, or at least that is what we are lead to believe. The leading men are idolised for their chiselled abs and sharp jawlines, they are held on a pedestal as modern day silver screen gods. But what happens when they tarnish their reputation. Do they lose out … More Hollywood’s Double Standards: True or False?
*WARNING* May contain spoilers. ‘The Girl on the Train’ is the latest fast paced crime thriller on the big screen. The film adaption of Paul Hawkins best selling novel begins with Rachel (Emily Blunt), an alcoholic shell of her former self, peering out of a train window into the lives of two suburban couples. She … More Film Review: The Girl on the Train