The Elephant Man – Review

The Victorian Era is a fascinating era to portray on film. The crimes, the outfits, and the gin-swilling antics have all become highly recognisable on the big screen. However, when capturing the smog, dirt, and human indecency, no movie compares to David Lynch’s The Elephant Man. Based on the memories of Dr. Frederick Treves and his work with Joseph Merrick (named in the film as … Continue reading The Elephant Man – Review

The Goldfinch – Review

Look, there has been a tentative relationship between books and films since the conception of cinema. Despite there being an obvious difference between the mediums, many people wail at shoddy adaptations. Whilst I agree that there has been some mismanagement in the past, sometimes movies have to cut chunks of the story or alter it for a cinematic narrative, there are glorious book depictions on … Continue reading The Goldfinch – Review

Semi-Popped Kernels: Mars Attacks! (1996)

Tim Burton is now a name in cinematic fare that requires a lengthy sigh leaving it. The air gushing from your mouth and the roll of your eyes sounds like a thunder storm from here. Whilst many heralded him as their gothic prince who created stripy insanity such as A Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands, many more people are getting sick of his antics, … Continue reading Semi-Popped Kernels: Mars Attacks! (1996)

Reign of the Supermen – Review

There’s a whole world of Superhero movies you probably haven’t heard of and that’s the DC animated series. The cartoon movies immortalised DC’s greatest heroes such as Batman and Superman in some pretty impressive outings such as The Mask of the Phantasm and more. More versed comic fans enjoy these outings regularly and some iconic voice work has been at play in these brilliant movies. … Continue reading Reign of the Supermen – Review

The Happy Prince – Review

Whilst we still have large leaps to make in LGBT rights, there was a time in our own country where homosexuality was an crime. Many men were persecuted for their sexuality and sent away to prison as though it were immoral. Last year The Queen pardoned a lot of these “crimes” yet it doesn’t seem enough. Good men committed suicide or were persecuted for no … Continue reading The Happy Prince – Review

Last Year in Marienbad – Review

How good is your memory? Can you remember every detail of that event? What if you were wrong? What if you were remembering differently? What if that event never happened? Movies have explored the volatile nature of memories from Vertigo to this year’s American Animals. Re-released for the first time on DVD & Blu-Ray, as well as being available on MUBI, Last Year in Marienbad … Continue reading Last Year in Marienbad – Review