Crime dramas always strike me as struggling on the big screen. It is undoubtedly an opinion arising from my upbringing, but a detective story is often well-suited to the serialised format of TV. The limited running time of a film ...Read More »
La La Land: People love what other people are passionate about
I sometimes think I come across as a jaded critic, seemingly more interested in delivering scabrous opinions than celebrating the best cinema has to offer. Today’s review I use as counter evidence, because I can do nothing but sing the ...Read More »
The Accountant: Who Survives This Clientele?
This is one of the most interestingly garbled films I have seen in some time. Trailers for The Accountant projected it as a sort of David Fincher-esque paranoid financial thriller with an withdrawn obsessive as its lead. In fact, this ...Read More »
The Terminator franchise has had its hardships over the years. In truth, it is a pity it is regarded as a franchise. The first film is a wonderfully grungy and taut action thriller with more than a little horror in ...Read More »
Whiplash: Will you clean the blood off my drum set?
Whiplash tells the story of Andrew Niemann (Miles Teller), a student and drummer at a prestigious New York conservatorium, charting his course as he falls under the sway of the overbearing and terrifying instructor Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons). It is ...Read More »