Review – The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower, directed by Nikolaj Arcel, is a film that spends 95 minutes desperately trying to set up and explain its world, its characters and the rules that bind them, and yet after all that, I am still no clearer as to what the point of any of it was. There is no fun, excitement or intrigue in this film – that was bled out of the film a long time ago. There is just failed exposition and some truly odd performances from actors who are usually dependable. So let’s get onto dissecting this film, through my review, and see what it is that doesn’t work about it.   Read more

Review – The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, can be described perfectly with one word: obtuse. Refn is certainly a polarising director, and so it should come as no surprise that his new film – The Neon Demon – is a film that many will struggle to get through. There are things that I like about Refn as a director, and there are things I don’t like; both are present in this film. Let’s drop ourselves into the immaculately uncomfortable world of, The Neon Demon (through this review) and see what it offers up. Read more