Review: The Fabelmans

A profoundly moving piece that marries a coming-of-age story and a love letter to not only movie-making, but to what it is to be a creative. Jewish family the Fabelmans are as pretty as a picture for their young son Sam, and when he is first introduced to movies his life is changed forever. However,…

Review: Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio

Del Toro, I love ya, but what is going on here? Italy, at the peak of World War Two, an old carpenter loses his son in a terrible incident. But when a spirit sees his misery, it blesses a wooden doll with life, and a cricket as its conscience. Often with Hollywood, we get two…

Review: Mass Effect – Legendary Edition

As a huge, huge fan of the video game series Mass Effect, produced by Bioware, I feel it necessary to go in depth with my thoughts on the games and their recent “remastering”. The trilogy went through a lot, and changed a great deal between games, and today there is still division between fans as…

Review: The Green Knight

Arthurian legend comes to life in this unsettling fable of man’s honour, chastity, and bravery. Gawain, nephew of the great King Arthur, is called to the court on Christmas Day only to accept a fatal challenge from a mysterious intruder. The challenge begins a quest for young Gawain, who does not see the perils and…

Video Games of 2021

It is this time of year again! 2021 wasn’t quite the bright new dawn expected after 2020, with the persistent danger of Covid-19 variant “Omicron” this winter. So while I might have caught a couple more films this year in the cinema, I’ve been reluctant to see as many as I originally planned to. With…

Review: West Side Story (1961)

The festive season always brings out the oldie-but-goldies, and more often than not they still stand the test of time. In the middle of Manhattan, two lovers find each other. But their relationship is at risk of being torn apart by them being on either side of gang hostilities and racial prejudice. Based off of…

Review: Dune

Finally arriving on the big screen, Dune is worth the wait. But there are some irritations. Tens of thousands of years into the future, a prince begins trials of the mind, body, and spirit as his family embark on a task of governing a rare resource that allows for interstellar travel. But as they do,…

Review: No Time to Die

After much delay, we finally get Daniel Craig’s final bow as James Bond. After the events of Spectre, Bond finds himself settling down with Madeleine, with his nemesis imprisoned. But when Spectre agents track him down, as well as a mysterious third party, he abandons Madeleine and disappears.However, when the CIA and MI6 track him…

Review: Final Fantasy VII Remake

As someone who didn’t grow up with the 1997 original that is so beloved by a huge proportion of gamers (and I might say blindly) there’s something to talk about with the remake that released in 2020. So let it be said: the original Final Fantasy VII… is overrated. If you didn’t grow up with…

Review: Black Widow

A Marvel movie saddled with a lot to do, a pandemic, and time jumps. Yet it came out entertaining enough. Set before the events of the Avengers taking on the universal threat of Thanos, and just after she found herself on the run having sided with Steve Rogers, Natasha finds herself tangled in a plot…