FILM REVIEW; ENEMY

Last year Denis Villeneuve painted a harrowing and devastating picture of families dealing with a kidnapping in Prisoners in a small Pennsylvania town, a personal favourite and hard watch viscerally. This time, the Canadian director presents a film of utmost intrigue in his psychological thriller Enemy. Based on Jose Saramango’s novel (adapted by Javier Gullon),Continue reading “FILM REVIEW; ENEMY”

FILM REVIEW; THE EXPENDABLES 3

After this recent outing the latest outing of The Expendables franchises, I thinks it’s fair to say this nostalgia train has run its course. If it was up for debate before it’s fairly certain now Stallone’s action flick is firmly grounded in the trend of films that use nostalgia as vehicle and excuse for extremelyContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE EXPENDABLES 3”

FILM REVIEW; GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy is the first Marvel film for me based on unfamiliar source material. The characters and setting were little known to me and I decided to keep it that way going into the movie, mainly hoping to be charmed by these new heroes and awed by this annex of theContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”

FILM REVIEW; LOCKE

The road has often been used as a metaphor for life, the choices we make. In writer turned director, Stephen Knight’s vehicle we see the same device in play in this largely minimalist piece. In Locke we see the director attempt to milk an extraordinary amount of depth and profundity with utmost constraint as weContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; LOCKE”