FILM REVIEW; THE REVENANT

Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s The Revenant pulls us into a harsh world, a more punishing period in time. He does this meticulously and transfixes us, he draws us in by hoisting up a banner of alluring optics. We get close and we realise this beautiful banner emits an aura of sheer cold and is stained with murk andContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE REVENANT”

HOW SERIOUSLY SHOULD WE TAKE THE GHANA FILM AWARDS?

It’s awards season and whilst there is a ton of online banter revolving around the American and British industry awards, let’s give a gripe thought to the Ghanaian awards season. The 50-member Ghana Movie Academy released their list of nominations for the 2016 movie awards last week. I have seen a good amount of GhanaianContinue reading “HOW SERIOUSLY SHOULD WE TAKE THE GHANA FILM AWARDS?”

EXPLORING VIOLENCE; SICARIO

In this slice of the Broken Cliché I will look to assess the handling of violence in films of interest. Today I explore violence in Dennis Villenueve’s Sicario. Some of this content will pass as SPOILERS. Be advised. I’ve seen Sicario twice now and whilst it loses some bite on the narrative front Villenueve’s provocativeContinue reading “EXPLORING VIOLENCE; SICARIO”

FILM REVIEW; STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

The gospel of Star Wars according to JJ Abrams. George Lucas was a bit of a false prophet with his prequels at the turn of the century and a generation of millennials have been wandering on the dark side with Jar Jar Binks and they needed to see the light. Individuals like myself haven’t reallyContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS”

FILM REVIEW; THE GOOD DINOSAUR

I ask two things of any Disney/Pixar film. Make me well up and make me feel like a child again. The Good Dinosaur does these two things and whilst it may have been flawed on a storytelling level. I found it deeply satisfying – indeed more satisfying than Inside out. Sue me. Any other day IContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE GOOD DINOSAUR”

FILM REVIEW; BRIDGE OF SPIES

The thing that continues to intrigue me about Bridge of Spies is the collaboration between Director Stephen Spielberg and the Coen brothers who garner a writing credit. I didn’t think major artistic collaborations like this happened ever. I may be wrong. To be fair the Coens shared a writing credit with Mark Charman who IContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; BRIDGE OF SPIES”