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The Day Shall Come Review

It is my opinion that the principal aim of a film should be to entertain the viewer; however, it is also the job of a film, occasionally, to educate. To me, Film is at its best when it’s holding a mirror up to society and showing us its darkest recesses. That’s why films like Taxi…

Gemini Man Review

Will Smith is one of those bankable actors who blows hot and cold in the quality of his films. He made his name in several late-90’s hits, so he can now take a few riskier ventures without really taking a hit to his box office appeal. But, it is still safe to say that Smith’s…

Metallica S&M 2 Review

It’ll be a few days of unconventional reviews on my site this week, with today’s topic being a concert film, and tomorrow I have a showing of Billy Connolly’s final stand-up show at the cinema. Obviously, these will not be under the same scrutiny as a typical film, there’s no story to follow, no acting…

Joker Review

It’s not an understatement to call The Joker the greatest comic-book character of all time, at least in my opinion. What Batman lacks in personality, Joker makes up for in spades, not only that, but because of this character we’ve had some of the greatest portrayals of superhero cinema; names such as Jack Nicholson, Mark…

Judy Review

With the release of this and Joker this week, I think it’s fair to say that we are entering the early stages of “awards season”. Both had a lot of hype coming out of the tail end of the festival season and with the wide release it’s fair to say that the awards train has…

The Goldfinch Review

Novel adaptations are, like a lot of things, a bit of a thorny prospect. On the one hand there are successful adaptations, such as the Twilight Saga or the Harry Potter books, but on the other hand, there are the less successful adaptations, like Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby or the Golden Compass. A lot…

Downtown Abbey Review

Earlier this year, I reviewed a pair of ‘period drama’ films, in those reviews I expressed that I’m not a fan of these kind of films, they’re scarcely involving enough for my tastes and it’s rare that any of the period characters are likeable. So, you’d think that a film version of the wildly popular…