I Lost My Body Review: An Inventive, Mature Animation

Among talks of year-end, and even decade-end top ten lists, many critics I know have noted that 2019 has not yielded much in the way of great animated movies. It’s not as though every release has been bad – The Missing Link and Toy Story 4 both come to mind – but unlike previous years, where movies like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Coco were completely deserving of … Continue reading I Lost My Body Review: An Inventive, Mature Animation

Marriage Story Review – An Honest, Painful Portrait Of The Divorce Industry

Divorce, and romantic separation in general, is far from an underused concept in cinema, especially where parental figures are involved. Films featuring infidelity and domestic spats are as old as the medium itself, and it isn’t uncommon for the splitting up of mum and dad to be the driving force of a character prior to the beginning of the actual movie. So why is Noah … Continue reading Marriage Story Review – An Honest, Painful Portrait Of The Divorce Industry

Into The Fold Article: M.E. And I

This is one of the most personal articles I’ve ever written, as it’s about my experiences with M.E. growing up (sorry, no films mentioned!), and I’ve poured a lot of my soul into it. Here’s the link to the piece over at Into The Fold – I would be honoured if you read it. (Featured artwork for the article by the amazingly talented Nina Goodyer!) Continue reading Into The Fold Article: M.E. And I

The Irishman – Scorsese’s Melancholy Farewell To The Genre He Perfected (Rating: 10/10)

I must admit, I went into The Irishman somewhat dreading it. American crime films have always been somewhat of a blind spot for me as someone who tends towards foreign animation and camp horror movies, and I find the trials and tribulations of hard-lined machismo more irritating than affecting, particularly when it comes at the expense of female characters. A 210-minute long movie in a genre I … Continue reading The Irishman – Scorsese’s Melancholy Farewell To The Genre He Perfected (Rating: 10/10)

Joker Review – A Messy Descent Into Nihilism (Rating: 7/10)

You may have just read that I gave this film a seven out of ten, but frankly, it could range from the lowest to the highest possible depending on which contexts I take into account. Compared to the endless bland superhero movies we’ve been fed recently? A perfect ten. As a coherent political call to arms with a clear message? Barely cracks a three. So … Continue reading Joker Review – A Messy Descent Into Nihilism (Rating: 7/10)