Review: La La Land

La La Land is a curious blend of the old art of Hollywood musical and contemporary romance movie, and somewhere along the way it hit me really hard! Two people looking to live the dream and excel creatively, one a jazz pianist and the other a budding actress, stumble into one another and embark on a…

Review: Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

A film loved by critics and one can see why, but Birdman also had my attention immediately. Unique and darkly humorous, Michael Keaton at his very best. Riggan Thomson is a washed out, down on his luck actor who once had Hollywood fame as the superhero Birdman. Hoping to reignite his life’s significance he writes, directs…

Saga Review: Spider-Man

I love movies. Comics I’ve never given time to, and as far as Spider-man is concerned you’ll have to forgive some of my ignorance; I’ve heard a lot of theories and followed lots of arguments about why Spider-man needed a reboot or about why the reboot ruined everything. I can only give you my opinion,…

Review: The Croods

Dreamworks newest animated outing held a lot of promise in my mind, from a promising trailer showing some gorgeous landscapes, colourful creatures and good laughs. Yet while these are present, it didn’t play out as well as I’d hoped. The Croods are a prehistoric caveman family and the father, Grug (Nicolas Cage) protects them by being overly paranoid…