Category Archives: Film Reviews

Film review: Shazam!

It’s hard to be certain where Warner Bros’s DC Extended Universe – having produced more films rated rotten than fresh on Rotten Tomatoes thus far – is currently headed. For one thing, Warner Bros is apparently producing DC-based films that … Continue reading

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Film review: Captain Marvel

There’s certainly been a lot of fuss on the Internet about Captain Marvel in the weeks and months leading up to the film’s release. Rotten Tomatoes was hit with so many negative ratings for the film – well before it had even been released – … Continue reading

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Film review – Alita: Battle Angel

These days, when I first learn about a new film in production, it’s usually through social media, or maybe the news. It’s not often that I first learn about a film from seeing the trailer in the cinema, or that … Continue reading

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Film reviews: Mary Poppins Returns and The Favourite

Over the Christmas break, I saw two films at the cinema – and they were two very different films, except that they both had female leads, and the performances of those leads were a highlight of both productions. Mary Poppins … Continue reading

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My Favourite Things in 2018

In the News The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19th May was, if anything, even more of a pleasure to watch than that of William and Kate in 2011. With such features as a very eloquent … Continue reading

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Film review – Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

It’s been a mixed year for Spider-Man. On the one hand, his much beloved co-creator Stan Lee has passed away; the conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War was less than desirable for him, to put it mildly; and the financial success of … Continue reading

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Film review: Ralph Breaks The Internet

The original Wreck-It Ralph from 2012 was one of those films that pleasantly surprised me with how good it was: a simple tale of friendship, video gaming, and a bad guy trying to prove that he’s not so bad after … Continue reading

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Talking Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

“We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read.” – Anton Ego, Ratatouille Last night, myself, Rachel Wagner and Hayden Wilder got together to discuss Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. None of us cared for … Continue reading

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Film review – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

(Note: this review does not contain explicit spoilers for The Crimes of Grindelwald. It does, however, contain spoilers for the first Fantastic Beasts film, plus Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.) JK Rowling gave the world a series of magical … Continue reading

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Talking First Man

Last Friday, Rachel Wagner and I recorded a video together again – our twentieth video together, in fact – to discuss the recent Neil Armstrong biopic First Man. Though we agreed on some aspects, our overall opinions of the film were … Continue reading

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