Review – Zoe

Zoe, directed by Drake Doremus, had fleeting moments of genuine loveliness, but in large part was a film that felt distant and empty. In what feels like a wasted opportunity for an endearing, heartfelt film, Zoe slowly saw me losing engagement and interest over the course of its runtime. I’ll be bouncing back and forth in this review between the few things that I enjoyed and the larger, more prominent issues that resulted in a film I’m disappointed in. Let’s not waste anymore time on this intro and instead get into the review. Read more

Review – T2 Trainspotting

t2-trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting, directed by Danny Boyle, does the seemingly impossible, it returns to a well-known and beloved film with a sequel, and somehow is able to both be its own film, while still paying respecting the original. Now, the film isn’t perfect – one or two flaws do standout – but the film is able to add to the characters in a way that feels meaningful, and doesn’t ever feel like it is tarnishing the legacy of a film phenomenon; like the original Trainspotting was. So let’s make our way into the fuller review, to see just what the film is able to achieve. Read more

Review – Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor, directed by Susanna White, is a film that fails to lead to anything of worth and delivers a film completely void of tension or substance. This is a film with potential in the beginning, there is an interesting style to it all, but unfortunately it gets lost in itself quickly and soon forgets to payoff anything that it at first seemed so intent on presenting to you. So let’s get this review under way and see what went wrong. Read more

Review – Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead, co-written, starring and directed by Don Cheadle, is a film with a manic-ness to it, a movement, which constantly keeps you engaged and willing and able to go along on the journey with it. It does lack some direction, but this is a film that moves with such pace and such excitement, that you just can’t stop yourself from wanting more. But does it all come together? Does the film lose its way or does it move with the beat of the music? Let’s dive in and see. Read more