Even knowing there was going to be an exhausting amount of discourse when it was announced that Illumination had been chosen for the job of making Nintendo‘s first foray into features in 25 years with an animated Mario movie the amount of baffling discussion around the final product has surprised even this watcher. It startedContinue reading “The Super Mario Bros Movie Is What It Set Out To Be. For Better And Worse.”
Category Archives: Opinion Piece
Thoughts on The Whale
There are probably far more articulate writers than this one with thoughts on this wildly divisive but successful A24. awards best play. How much of this relates to the ongoing Brandon Fraser Hollywood redemption arc and what percentage is related to the positive or negative merits of the piece itself remains to be seen. Nevertheless,Continue reading “Thoughts on The Whale”
Babylon. Review. (Mild Spoilers)
If this author had to pick a favourite working filmmaker as of writing this Damien Chazelle would be his answer. The director’s first three films are among this watcher’s favourites in recent memory. He has this fan’s support in terms of checking out new projects for the length of his career. For that reason aloneContinue reading “Babylon. Review. (Mild Spoilers)”
Tar. Online Film Discourse Eats Its Own Tail
In the interchangeably morphing online film discourse space post-pandemic debate around awards contenders seems to be getting even more niche and fragmented. Spearheaded by the kind of people who would not know what cinema with a shred of populism if it hit them with the speed and force of an oncoming freight train. The kindContinue reading “Tar. Online Film Discourse Eats Its Own Tail”
Break Point Part One is Exactly What You Would Expect… Until it Isn’t. Review. (FULL SPOILERS)
This review may or may not be more technically orientated than the audience for this writer’s work is used to. That said its fandom for tennis as a sport will very much colour his opinion on the splashy Netflix flies-on-the-wall offering loosely following several desperate stories from across the 2022 season. So let’s discuss. WhenContinue reading “Break Point Part One is Exactly What You Would Expect… Until it Isn’t. Review. (FULL SPOILERS)”
The Odd Case of Disney’s Strange World.
Do you know that there was a theatrical Walt Disney Animation Studios production pushed out into the world on November 22nd 2022? Better question. Did the mouse house want the general public to know that this release even existed? That is the question currently surrounding the discourse one of the most memorably notable flops thisContinue reading “The Odd Case of Disney’s Strange World.”
She Said Review. How The Divide Between Critical and General Interest Became Harsher Than Ever In 2022.
What are the advantages to the prospect of dramatizing a real story? Especially when the content and outcome are well-known and deeply traumatizing to anyone who follows the entertainment news. cycle. That was the question makers of She Said had to deal with. As the first dramatization covering the investigative reporting at the heart ofContinue reading “She Said Review. How The Divide Between Critical and General Interest Became Harsher Than Ever In 2022. “
Schroders Battle of The Brits. 2022 An Attendees Perspective .
As a tennis fan currently based in Scotland. I’ve been in the incredibly lucky position to attend The Team GB Vs US Davis Cup tie in March and three out of the four grand slams over the last 15 years. Seeing Aberdeen chosen as the venue for the first live in-person staging of the BattleContinue reading “Schroders Battle of The Brits. 2022 An Attendees Perspective .”
Netflix’s “Blockbuster.” The Most Basic Version of Itself
It’s time to autopsy the failed Netflix “Blockbuster Video” sitcom. If one wants little in the way of creative concepts beyond watching a mega-corporation coast on a vague very tired concept across 10 tired sitcom episodes it’s this final product. When this project was first announced beyond the inherent meta-level of Netflix initially killing BlockbusterContinue reading “Netflix’s “Blockbuster.” The Most Basic Version of Itself”
Barbarian. Journey Beats Destination.
When you have seen and been desensitized to whatever media from across the spectrum can throw at audiences finding something that can remix a lot of genre staples into something genuinely surprising and fantastic in its own right should be celebrated. This logic has catapulted Stranger Things to juggernaut status in our current media landscape.Continue reading “Barbarian. Journey Beats Destination.”