‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Delivers a Funny and Regretful Message

In his previous two films, In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, acclaimed Irish playwright Martin McDonagh has shown a unique style and tone that blends gut-wrenching comedy with bleak, heavy drama. In Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, he perfects this. From the excellent performances of an outstanding cast to an incredibly strong and thoughtful script, McDonaugh’s latest is one of the year’s finest and should be strongly considered come awards … Continue reading ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Delivers a Funny and Regretful Message

‘The Florida Project’ is a Compelling Look at Life Outside the Happiest Place on Earth

The Florida Project is the latest film by editor, writer and director, Sean Baker, telling the tale of a single mother and her daughter as they live in a motel outside of Walt Disney World. Baker’s follow up to the acclaimed Tangerine is a well-directed and incredible tour de force, which explores topics such as friendship and motherhood. It’s filled with colourful cinematography and wonderful … Continue reading ‘The Florida Project’ is a Compelling Look at Life Outside the Happiest Place on Earth

‘mother!’ The Abstract, Allegorical Tale of the Worst Houseguests Ever

*DISCLAIMER: This analysis contains major spoilers for mother! If you have yet to see the film and wish to go in blind, please come back after seeing it.* A few years after his Biblical epic, Noah, talented auteur, Darren Aronofsky, returns to the subject of faith and nature in his latest, mother! In this story of an isolated couple whose peace is disturbed by uninvited … Continue reading ‘mother!’ The Abstract, Allegorical Tale of the Worst Houseguests Ever

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is a Lackluster Sequel to 2014’s Surprise Hit

Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the sequel to 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, features Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton and Julianne Moore, among other big names in a seemingly endless cast list. The first film in this series was a breath of fresh air in the action genre, and its creativity allowed it to stand out as one of the year’s best. The charisma of Colin … Continue reading ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is a Lackluster Sequel to 2014’s Surprise Hit

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’: A Gripping Conclusion to an Epic Trilogy

War for the Planet of the Apes is the final film in the very entertaining series of prequels to the 1968 classic. Directed by Matt Reeves, who also directed the predecessor, the film is about the seasoned ape leader Caesar and his battle to keep those around him safe whilst also going through his own internal battles. War of the Planet of the Apes is … Continue reading ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’: A Gripping Conclusion to an Epic Trilogy

“It Comes at Night” Review: The Disturbing Results of Paranoia and Desperation

It Comes at Night is the latest film from the incredibly creative A24 studios (Ex Machina, The Lobster). It is directed by Trey Edwards Shults (Krisha). It stars Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Carmen Ejogo (Selma) and Kelvin Harrison Jr. as a family attempting to survive a lethal illness that has taken over the outside world. With his sophomore effort, Shults dives into the saturated monster movie market with gorgeous cinematography and world class performances. Continue reading “It Comes at Night” Review: The Disturbing Results of Paranoia and Desperation

No Lifeguard Can Save ‘Baywatch’ from Drowning in its Terrible Humour

Baywatch, from director Seth Gordon, starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario, is a remake of the long-running 90s television show. It follows the Baywatch crew as they go through the pains of becoming a functional team and dealing with potential threats to beach goers. Continue reading No Lifeguard Can Save ‘Baywatch’ from Drowning in its Terrible Humour