Review – mother!

mother! Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky, was at first a very atmospheric, very tense feeling film, that then went on to become this very empty, repetitive feeling film, and then it transitioned into something surreal, and then from there it became overly farcical, and then by the end there was something truly profound about it. It was a journey that was ever changing; sometimes it was good and other times it wasn’t, but there was always something to it that, in some way, kept me watching it. The experience of watching this film was like it was slicing its way slowly but deeply into me and then staying there, waiting; in the end exploding into something I couldn’t stop myself from thinking about. This is going to be a challenging review but one I’m interested to write, so let’s get to it. Read more

Review – Sausage Party

Sausage Party

Sausage Party, directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, is a film with a brilliantly funny concept at its core. However, with such an inventive concept, the film does rely heavily on jokes that aren’t very clever, and stereotypes that some will feel uncomfortable seeing. There is certainly something funny in ‘Sausage Party’, it’s just that it all feels a little to on the nose – subtlety is not something that was ever considered, that’s for sure. So let’s get into meat and potatoes (fully and unabashedly a pun. I’m not hiding from it) of ‘Sausage Party’ and see what is serves up (yes another pun, and I still don’t feel bad for doing it) – anyway, on with the review. Read more