by Chris Connor Loki has been around the MCU for a decade now and while winning the hearts of fans and critics alike, he has been a supporting player in each of his appearances. The latest Disney+ series and 3rd of this year corrects this and puts the God Of Mischief firmly front and centre as we follow the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame with a … Continue reading Loki: A series burdened with glorious purpose.
by Jordan King Oxygen, the latest feature from The Hills Have Eyes rebootand Crawl director Alexandre Aja (and the French director’s first work in his mother tongue since 2003 slasher Switchblade Romance), sees Melanie Laurent in a tricky situation to say the least. Having torn her way out of a womb-like cocoon of sorts, Laurent’s character finds herself trapped in a cryogenic chamber with a … Continue reading Unpopped Kernels: Oxygen (2021) – Review
Placing the Victorian world into the realm of magic and supernatural is nothing new. In fact, even a few years ago we were treated to Penny Dreadful; a show full of horrors, and monsters, and witches. It seems the time and era go hand in hand with spells and delighting the dark arts. And who are we to deny it? This year has already … Continue reading You Must Watch…The Nevers
by Jordan King In the past year or so, with cinemas strictly off-limits, comic book fans have been forced to turn to the small screen for their fix of spandex-clad superheroics. Fortunately, with the likes of WandaVision, The Boys, Superman & Lois, and most recently Falcon & The Winter Soldier hitting various streaming platforms, there’s been no shortage of quality material to dive into. The … Continue reading You Must Watch…Invincible
by Jordan King The 93rd Academy Awards was always going to be a strange affair. After two hostless years, a pandemic-stricken 2020 which forcibly isolated us all from one another and has had cinema as a bricks and mortar institution on the ropes, and the promise from cinematic director of proceedings Steven Soderbergh that this year’s edition would be like ‘a three hour film’, the … Continue reading Something Old, Something New, Some Things Never Change – Oscars 2021 Round-Up
by Chris Connor 2018 Oscars represented one of the strongest fields of the 2010s. While much has been made of the progress made by the 2021 crop of Oscar nominations, let us not forget that there was much dismay at some of the nominees in both 2019 and 2020. 2019 especially saw controversial films Green Book, Vice and Bohemian Rhapsody competing for the coveted Best … Continue reading How the 2018 represented the best of 2010s cinema