The Breaker Upperers Review – Kiwi Comedy That Could Do With More Weird (Rating: 6/10)

With Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s growing popularity – the former involved with Marvel and the latter with Disney Animation – New Zealand comedy is a genre on the rise. Arguably gaining initial traction with Flight of the Conchords and later What We Do In The Shadows, the quirky aesthetics and awkward dialogue have now entered into the global popular culture – ‘werewolves not swearwolves’ is a quote … Continue reading The Breaker Upperers Review – Kiwi Comedy That Could Do With More Weird (Rating: 6/10)

Bohemian Rhapsody Review: A Hollow Whistle-Stop Tour Of Freddie The Icon (Rating: 4/10)

Christ, I’ve been putting this one off for a while. The trailer gave me so much hope; every time it came on at the cinema before other movies, my excitement only increased. Then I found out about the allegations against Bryan Singer, and decided that I really wanted to avoid giving him my money for as long as possible, regardless of the quality of the … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody Review: A Hollow Whistle-Stop Tour Of Freddie The Icon (Rating: 4/10)

Polar Review – An Ugly Example Of Bro Auteurism (Rating: 2/10)

The more I discover new, innovative filmmakers, the less I care for Quentin Tarantino. Unquestionably I enjoy watching his movies, and like many people I first got into film via Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, but after noticing his overreliance on violence and his careless treatment of racial politics, I became far less keen. I bring this up because of the enormous influence he seems to have … Continue reading Polar Review – An Ugly Example Of Bro Auteurism (Rating: 2/10)

Stan And Ollie Review – A Heartwarming Delight About The Tragedy Of Comedy (Rating: 8/10)

I’ll preface this review by saying that absolutely nothing about Stan and Ollie surprised me. The structure is predictable, it tackles all the themes you think it would, and right down to throwaway lines in the script you know exactly how every conversation is going to go. At times, you can feel like this biopic is going through the motions of its genre. Luckily, this is … Continue reading Stan And Ollie Review – A Heartwarming Delight About The Tragedy Of Comedy (Rating: 8/10)