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 – High-Rise

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High-Rise, directed by Ben Wheatley, is a comically dark and stylistically unrelenting film. Filled with big characters who dominate their scenes and an existence that while isolated from the outside, seems so much bigger than anything else going on. High-Rise is a film that attracts you in with its slick style and then overtime forces you (almost without you realising it) to watch as its inhabitants tear each other apart in the most primal of ways. Read more