Filling a Void Left by Loss, Time and Existence: On David Lowery’s ‘A Ghost Story’

It may be too premature to make such a statement, but A Ghost Story, edited, written and directed by David Lowery, is not only one of 2017’s finest achievements so far, but it’s also currently one of the best films of this decade. For those who don’t know anything about this under-screened gem, the film revolves around a man who dies in a car wreck … Continue reading Filling a Void Left by Loss, Time and Existence: On David Lowery’s ‘A Ghost Story’

‘Dark Tower’ Fans Won’t be Having Any of This Sh*t

DISCLAIMER: It’s really hard to discuss The Dark Tower as a stand alone film without discussing the source material since the way it handles said material adds to why the film on its own doesn’t work at all. In order to properly illustrate the film’s fundamental flaws, comparisons to the books have to be made, so there will be spoilers. After 10 years and a … Continue reading ‘Dark Tower’ Fans Won’t be Having Any of This Sh*t

‘The Emoji Movie’ Doesn’t Deserve a Proper Review

Summer is soon coming to a close and the fine people at Sony have blessed us with their latest, The Emoji Movie. The film follows an emoji who is different from the rest and must find a way to protect himself after he is shunned for his differences. Despite only being released this weekend, The Emoji Movie has been torn apart by critics for many … Continue reading ‘The Emoji Movie’ Doesn’t Deserve a Proper Review

‘Okja’: A must-see, masterful Netflix original

‘Okja’ is a Bold, Brash, Batshit Insane and Brilliant Film That Needs to Be Seen It’s certainly nowhere near novel to say that despite their groundbreaking work in original television, Netflix hasn’t succeeded much in their original films. Despite promising titles such as War Machine, there are more disasters such as The Most Hated Woman in America, Special Correspondents and, at this point, the rest … Continue reading ‘Okja’: A must-see, masterful Netflix original

The Big Sick is By Far the Best Comedy of the Year

The Big Sick brings something new and intimate to the table, making it a must see film of 2017.  It seems like such a bold statement to make as it is only July, but this year has been really bad for comedies so far. With poor attempts such as Snatched and CHiPS to name a few, it feels like even the most mediocre one could … Continue reading The Big Sick is By Far the Best Comedy of the Year

‘Rough Night’ Wastes a Talented Cast through a Lazy Script and Cheap, Edgy Humour

It’s hard to find an R-rated comedy these days that doesn’t get compared to the likes of The Hangover, or anything produced by Judd Apatow. Like them or not, these films truly paved the way for contemporary, mainstream comedy, and it doesn’t look like their influence is waning, as seen in Lucia Aniello’s Rough Night. Continue reading ‘Rough Night’ Wastes a Talented Cast through a Lazy Script and Cheap, Edgy Humour

‘T2 Trainspotting’: A Wonderful Piece of Closure That Uses Nostalgia as a Theme, Not a Crutch

*DISCLAIMER: This review reveals major spoilers for Trainspotting and minor spoilers for T2 Trainspotting.* 20 years after Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting hit theatres and broke new ground, he and the original cast have returned for another round in T2 Trainspotting, which takes elements from both Irvine Welsh’s original novel, Trainspotting, and its sequel, Porno. After betraying his friends and running off with £16000, Mark Renton (Ewan … Continue reading ‘T2 Trainspotting’: A Wonderful Piece of Closure That Uses Nostalgia as a Theme, Not a Crutch