Wonder Woman

  So Wonder Woman is a big deal. As a character, she represents so much; one of DC's big three, she was created as the most important female superhero in the medium of comics. She is also a highly feminist character, steeped in Americana and classical culture. As such this 2017 film is also a... Continue Reading →

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Its important for kids to read. When I was growing up there were countless books series to capture our imagination; His Dark Materials, The Windsinger, Redwall and of course Harry Potter to name but a few. Movie studios similarly like popular books, because a pre-existing property means a pre-existing market. Enter Diary of a Wimpy... Continue Reading →

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

So the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is almost 15 years old. The first film, Curse of the Black Pearl, is an iconic action adventure film with a career-best supporting performance from Johnny Depp as the jester-of-the-sea Jack Sparrow. However, as the franchise went on each film was more convoluted than the last. With the... Continue Reading →

King Arthur – Legend of the Sword

  King Arthur is one of the most iconic parts of Britsh culture. Stories about him, Merlin, The Knights of the Round Table as well as Mordred and Morgan Le Fey have been told countless times by countless people. Their tales of a more mystical time have been preserved and passed down to us today.... Continue Reading →


I struggle to find most mainstream comedies funny. I know that is a hipster statement to make, but I find that the emphasis on improvisation and dialogue to generate laughs played out. That's why I like Jackie Chan, Edgar Wright and Wes Anderson; their humour not only comes from the dialogue, but also the construction... Continue Reading →

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