HAPPY DEATH DAY – Not to be confused with that Kobi Rana film

Like most films, I went into Happy Death Day cold so the central conceit of the film hit me like whiplash. It’s basically Groundhog Day meets your average exploitation slasher film, as many have pointed out. I won’t lie, I was a little disappointed. It’s not that I’m a sissy and scare easy but IContinue reading “HAPPY DEATH DAY – Not to be confused with that Kobi Rana film”

GEOSTORM – So that’s what Kumawood on a big budget looks like

I expected the first film I saw Ed Harris in this year to be Daron Aronofsky’s Mother. I was wrong. About 20 minutes into Geostorm, he shows up as the US Secretary of State and aside from the obvious “gimmie my cheque” stamp on his forehead, let’s just say there is a Clancy Brown inContinue reading “GEOSTORM – So that’s what Kumawood on a big budget looks like”

WIND RIVER – Snow, silence and a dash of violence

Taylor Sheridan is quite the enthralling storyteller. His attraction and empathy with life on the peripheries of society continue with his latest film, Wind River. After only playing scribe to the chilling Sicario and the gritty Hell or High Water, Sheridan is in the director’s chair for the second time in his career overseeing thrillerContinue reading “WIND RIVER – Snow, silence and a dash of violence”

Fearfully learning we have a lot in common with the other side in A GHOST STORY

A Ghost Story, Directed and written by David Lowery, is a film simultaneously about the passage and stillness of time. It’s a film that seems to harbours a certain fixation on the mundane despite (or because of) the separation enforced. It serves as a confluence for sentiment and existential angst. Above all, it’s a filmContinue reading “Fearfully learning we have a lot in common with the other side in A GHOST STORY”

BLADE RUNNER 2049 – A biblical epic wrapped in a shroud of rich ambiguity

The question of what it means to be human and existential angst will never be exhausted by the medium of film. Pinocchio, AI, Ex Machina and, hell, even Alien: Covenant, ring to mind as the sizzling hot Denis Villeneuve ventures into the purest of sci-fi worlds, creating the most reverent follow up to Ridley Scott’s BladeContinue reading “BLADE RUNNER 2049 – A biblical epic wrapped in a shroud of rich ambiguity”