Review – Bright

Bright, directed by David Ayer, is a film riddled with elements that continually clash with one another; creating a disjointed, muddled feeling experience. A director and a writer whose styles don’t mix, a tone that is all over the place, a world that’s rules felt more like punch-lines, rather than interesting world-building, and poor attempts at social commentary; all collide with one another to create a film with no clear direction. There are parts to Ayer’s ability as a director that make the film enjoyable (at times) but this is a film that really struggles to find a balance at any point. So let’s explore those imbalances, and see where this film goes wrong. Read more

Review – Split

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Split, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, is a film that completely wastes all the interesting opportunities that is has. I really thought this might be the one, the one that would put, Shyamalan back on the radar (in terms of deserved attention) but oh… it really isn’t. So many of the failings that have become a staple of his filmmaking are back and rearing their ugly head – and this time he also added a few new ones. This is going to be one of those reviews where I just sigh to myself – he had something good with this one, and he went a squandered it. So let us begin the fuller review, and see just where this film goes wrong. Read more