Review – It

It, directed by Andy Muschietti, had me gleefully smiling from ear-to-ear, throughout. Front and centre in this film are a wonderful cast of characters, who thanks to some great balancing, end up being one of the most enjoyable aspects of the whole film, and in turn create a nostalgic feeling kids adventure film; with a serving of disturbing horror. It’s also really refreshing to see a large studio produce a horror film that feels like it was allowed to express itself how it wanted too. There is a clear level of respect and love for the source material and it all results in something that feels like more than just your run of the mill horror film. But what exactly is it about this film that makes it so enjoyable – seeing as it doesn’t really do anything new or original with the horror format? Well, let’s explore the film through this review and find out. Read more

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 – Captain Fantastic

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Captain Fantastic, directed by Matt Ross, is an emotional and deeply personal feeling film, but it is also a film with some very strong beliefs about the structure of the world and it isn’t afraid to push them on you. I found this film to be refreshingly different and I was always happy to get more of it. Captain Fantastic isn’t without flaws but it is, in the end, a film with a meaningful core to it. So let’s get the review underway and see what it has to offer. Read more