Ex Machina- The Review

Alex Garland's directorial début Ex Machina is something of a cinematic rarity; it is a science-fiction film which takes its time. Too many examples of the genre go in with all guns blazing, blinding the audience with CGI before trying to make some kind of philosophical idea that ends up making the whole film look a bit … Continue reading Ex Machina- The Review

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apuffofJack’s Top Five Films of 2014

It’s been an especially mixed year in the world of cinema. The quality has fluctuated between serious highs and serious lows, between forgettable blockbusters and awe-inspiring independent efforts. In compiling this list I had to exclude a few really wonderful films; 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street won’t appear on this … Continue reading apuffofJack’s Top Five Films of 2014

Why ‘The Emperor’s New Groove’ is the Best Disney Film Ever Made

The Emperor’s New Groove is a different breed of Disney film. It evokes pure fun, ditches contrived sentimentality and takes the audience on a ride where the sole purpose is to have fun. While other, more popular films were written by serious, academic screenwriters, you can imagine the writers of The Emperor’s New Groove telling … Continue reading Why ‘The Emperor’s New Groove’ is the Best Disney Film Ever Made

Overrated Movies – Fight Club

Fight Club is one of the kings of the cult movie scene. It’s a now legendary film making effort from David Fincher, who attempted to make a great big social commentary on advertisement and masculinity through a movie about an illegal underground fighting club. It has bizarre subliminal messages layered through it, intricate surprises throughout … Continue reading Overrated Movies – Fight Club

Why I Love: Barton Fink (1991)

As soon as promising Broadway writer Barton Fink (John Tutturo) steps inside the Hotel Earle, it immediately becomes apparent that something isn’t right. The unsettlingly long hallways, the oddly perky receptionist named ‘Chet’ and the lack of any other human residents all contributes to an incredibly eerie and creepy environment that is at the very … Continue reading Why I Love: Barton Fink (1991)

Why I Love: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

'Why I Love' is a new set of posts I will be writing to introduce some older, personal favourite films onto the site. Before now I only reviewed new releases straight from the cinema, so I hope people enjoy a more personal selection of my very favourite films.  The concept of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless … Continue reading Why I Love: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Guardians Of The Galaxy- The Review

I've become so alienated, and disinterested with the Superhero genre in cinema. Every year, Marvel and DC churn out waves of boring sequels, with uninspired performances, ugly settings and nonsensical plots. Although The Amazing Spider Man 2 and Man Of Steel gave me a slightly fresher outlook, the seemingly endless parade of drab efforts like the Thor and Captain America franchises depressed me to the extent … Continue reading Guardians Of The Galaxy- The Review