Isle Of Dogs (2018)

Perhaps more than any other filmmaker right now, or over the last few decades, even if you aren’t fluent in cinema, you can tell when you are watching a Wes Anderson picture. The man’s signature style has become so synonymous with quirk and quality, not just for the curious aesthetic style and whimsical sensibility that…

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Ready Player One (2018)

If the world of so called ‘geek culture’ is a full time occupation, then it might be fair to say that I’ve got a part time summer job. I’m not nearly as well read and well versed in the depths and details of what it takes to be truly literate in the sub sections of…

A Wrinkle In Time (2018)

Before entering the cinema, the only thing I knew about Disney’s latest live action adventure was that it is an adaptation of a 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle, a novel that was famously believed to be unfilmable thanks to its abstract concepts. If the world has taught me one thing, it is that if something…

Tomb Raider (2018)

Without ever really meaning it to, the Tomb Raider franchise in all of its various forms became a big part of my childhood and growing up. From memories of playing the original Playstation games with friends (mostly screaming at the terrifying wolves and never actually starting the game because training in the mansion was more…

Annihilation (2018)

It would be fair to say that Alex Garland’s latest release Annihilation has come to represent a massive shift in the way that major motion pictures are now handling their release options. The intellectual science-fiction adventure was given a cinema release in the USA and China, but due to creative conflicts and a decision not…

Wonder Wheel (2017)

I know, I know. Given the current climate in Hollywood and across the film industry in general over the past year, the decision to watch a Woody Allen film in 2018 feels like the furthest thing from a good idea. Welcome to the post Oscars cinematic calendar landscape, a strange and confusing time of the…

A Fantastic Woman (2017)

To my eternal discredit, I only managed to see two of the five pictures nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars. The first was Russian entry Loveless, and, luckily for me, the second was A Fantastic Woman, the Chilean entry that ended up taking the big prize on Sunday night. It’s victory…