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)

Secret Obsession Review – A Shallow, Trashy Amnesia Thriller (Rating: 3/10)

This was not a film I had been planning to review, but instead was one that had been thrust upon me by the greasy hands of fate. I woke up wondering what my second post would be about this week, knowing that other pieces I had written wouldn’t be up for at least a few more days. Eyes half-open, I reached for my phone, opened … Continue reading Secret Obsession Review – A Shallow, Trashy Amnesia Thriller (Rating: 3/10)

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)