Review – The Girl on the Train

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The Girl on the Train, directed by Tate Taylor, is a film that certainly offers up an interesting story, and certainly delivers some layered characters; however nothing is ever explored to the extent that feels meaningful. There are hints of really compelling elements, but in the films 2 hour runtime it never achieves what it first suggests it has to offer. This film is a mixed bag; it has some really good elements within it, but it also has a lot of failings to it as well. So let’s get the review on the tracks and see where this film might have gone wrong (I was going to finish that last sentence by saying ‘off the rails’ but just couldn’t bring myself to do it.) Anyway, review time. Read more

Review – Hardcore Henry

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Hardcore Henry, written and directed by Ilya Naishuller is like experiencing a video-game but without the controller in your hands. With elements like a protagonist that doesn’t speak, waypoints and objectives for him to get to and achieve, and even a final push to defeat an overwhelming amount of enemies before the culminating boss fight – Hardcore Henry fully embraces what it is. Now does it work? Does having an entire feature film take place in a first-person perspective translate to the big screen? Well let’s dive into all the ins-and-outs of the film and see. Read more