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)

Bandersnatch Review – An Ambitious And Engaging Thriller (Rating: 8/10)

Though I never had any doubt that I’d end up checking it out, I did have some doubts about the hype around the ‘choose your own adventure’ structure of Bandersnatch. Not because it sounded like a gimmick, but because I had already played series like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us by Telltale Games, who used a similar idea to great effect several years ago. The … Continue reading Bandersnatch Review – An Ambitious And Engaging Thriller (Rating: 8/10)

Bird Box Review – Confusing And Messy, Yet I Kept Watching (Rating: 5/10)

While I was looking for the featured image for this review, I kept coming across news articles about how Bird Box has been ‘Netflix’s Biggest Hit Yet!’, bringing in over 45 million accounts, and subsequently even more viewers. Upon first hearing this, it sounded impressive – if only movies like Widows had brought in such a huge crowd. Then I remembered that there’s a pretty key difference … Continue reading Bird Box Review – Confusing And Messy, Yet I Kept Watching (Rating: 5/10)