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 Duel

The Duel

The Duel, directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith, is an empty film; void of anything that intrigues or compels you to invest in this film. With a premise that doesn’t lead to anywhere satisfying and characters that play by the book and never really standout – The Duel is a film that just moves along unnoticed, until it inevitably ends. There are certainly some things to breakdown about this film, so let’s get that going. Read more