FREE FIRE – Our director seems to be the only one having fun here

Free Fire assembles the tetchiest brand of characters cinema screens have seen in a while. Most of them seem to have gotten out of bed with ill intent, or at the very least, the desire to just vex someone. The problem for them is this film centres on an arms deal in a warehouse so, needlessContinue reading “FREE FIRE – Our director seems to be the only one having fun here”

PREDATOR – Revisiting my childhood dreadlocked bogeyman

After Alien: Covenant shifted cinematic tectonic plates, I thought seeing 1987’s Predator for the first time in almost 15 years was in order. Shane Black’s reboot is around the corner and you never know – there may be some dirty little secret at the centre of this franchise which alters our cinematic reality (and mind you, itContinue reading “PREDATOR – Revisiting my childhood dreadlocked bogeyman”

WONDER WOMAN – Absorbs and inspires with its timely charge to goodness

Every now and then, I come across a film that makes me think of what Roger Ebert’s take on it would be. I feel this way after every new Scorsese release or any film that appeals earnestly to humanist sensibilities; like say, a Moonlight. Ebert came off as the glass half-full kind of guy andContinue reading “WONDER WOMAN – Absorbs and inspires with its timely charge to goodness”