Review: A Monster Calls

A surprisingly morose and sad story, old lessons exceptionally well explored. Conor lives with his mother who is slowly dying of cancer. The young boy’s life is a wreckage of bottled emotion and absent father figures and childhood, but when a colossal, fifty foot monster takes an interest in him, Conor is about to learn…

Review: Finding Dory (2D)

Finding Dory is like a metaphor for our lead character. Insane, dotty and full of slapstick comedy with just a dusting of heart string-pulling. After helping her friend Marlin rescue his son Nemo, the fish with short-term memory loss Dory begins to remember her past. Can she find her parents… somewhere out in the ocean?…

Review: Ghostbusters 1 & 2

Well, at least there’s one positive to enjoy: I get to rewatch these films again! Ghostbusters (1984) Wow, what can you say about this 1984 classic? Two Oscar nominations, the film’s a true product of the time and most likely a catalyst for the movies we have today. Three scientists investigating supernatural apparitions in New…

Review: Chappie

From the director of District 9 and Elysium, a robot is given a chance to experience growing up in a city of gangland warfare after an experimental artificial consciousness is loaded into it. Dev Patel (of Slumdog Millionaire fame) plays Deon, a praised robotics designer responsible for ending most crime in Johannesburg by inventing Scout robots for…

Review: Red Lights

With three excellent actors seemingly bringing their A-game, the only trinity found while watching Red Lights is a confusing, messy and poorly written tedium. A team of paranormal investigators who study mediums to debunk them as frauds take on a renowned psychic who appears to channel real supernatural powers. Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver and Robert…

Saga Review: Alien

The Alien franchise has to be one of my favourites, and I am always excited to have an excuse to rewatch them all, and what better excuse than a new film to be added to the series! Yes, I am off to see Ridley Scott’s Prometheus shortly, and so I have made a Saga Review of…