Review – Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

*This review contains spoilers for Blade Runner 2049*

Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve, was everything I wanted it to be and more. The original film is one that splits people; it’s not an easy watch and unless you are willing to give yourself over to how it wants to tell its story, you will struggle to engage with it. Questions do not result in answers – at least not from the film itself. This time round though, it isn’t as difficult a film to approach. There is enough, that I think a general audience can interact and comprehend what the film is trying to do. But that doesn’t mean original fans are left wanting. 2049 is a film that is full of qualities to adore and consume and I’m looking forward to talking about as many of them as I can, while also touching upon the achievements of the first film. So, come with me on this rambling journey through two brilliant films. Read more

Review – Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, is a film that absolutely succeeds at establishing, and then fully developing, Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, as a character. It also achieves something I was not expecting; and that was a character relationship that truly transcended everything else in the film. But of course the film is not without problems, and I think those problems might sadly hold the film back from being something more than just another superhero movie. Through my review, we can hopefully explore more of what it is that makes the film stumble but also shine, so let’s get to it. Read more

Review – Everest

Everest

‘Everest’, directed by Baltasar Kormákur is a visually engrossing film, filled with stunning vistas and some unbelievably realistic looking mountain top scenes. The film his hurt a little by its crowded – underdeveloped cast, but brings a lot of what it offers together into something unforgettable in the end. Read more

Series in Review – House of Cards Season 3

House of Cards

Warning: This review will contain spoilers for season 3 of House of Cards. So if you haven’t finished it yet, perhaps bookmark this and return to it once you have.

The Netflix delivered show, House of Cards has returned and boasts a strong season for its characters and its actors but it is also a season that comes with some struggling story lines that don’t necessarily always pay off and at times completely lose themselves. Still though, this new season does deliver the level of quality that fans have come to expect from previous seasons and its varying assortment of cast members certainly aid that level of quality and keep things somewhat on track, even when parts of the show begin to get away from itself. Read more