Jane Austen is responsible for many of the world’s most beloved romance novels. From Pride and Prejudice, to Sense and Sensibility, she has paved the way for the modern rom-com. Her tales have graced both the big and little screen in the form of period dramas, and 90s LA girl fantasies.
However, Emma (arguably Austen’s funniest work) isn’t necessarily the first novel you think of when you think about the iconic author. Its most recent adaptation, directed by Autumn de Wilde, is a full-on, aesthetic overload, with frills left, right, and centre. But, is it any good? Continue reading →
The Universal Monster films are the original MCU. With their interconnectivity and recurring characters, these serialized adventures were our first look at franchises which could crossover. One of the characters who received multiple films is The Invisible Man. At time of writing, I’ve only seen the first two Invisible Man films, the first of which is an extremely goofy romp that’s enjoyable to watch.
The second is a boring mess that spoils nearly all of the goodwill the first one had. Nevertheless, for the start of the Dark Universe, we were told that it would include an Invisible Man film starring Johnny Depp. Luckily, because that sounds awful, the Dark Universe’s triumphant first firing of the Dark Universe Cannon ended up being The Mummy (2017), which ended up tipping the cannon over right into the offices at Universal Studios and blowing a hole through the office. Continue reading →
The last time Pixar released two films in the same year was 2015. The first of their double act ended up being one of their best, Inside Out. A touching, beautifully animated adventure that ranks highly alongside Up, Wall.E and of course the Toy Story series.
Unfortunately, their second effort, The Good Dinosaurwas by all accounts, a bit of a mess. Released by any other animation studio, The Good Dinosaur would have been perfectly serviceable, but it lacked the usual Pixar sparkle, despite some incredible animation.
Fast forward five years and Pixar are at it again; releasing two films in the same year. Soul is out in cinemas later in 2020, but our first contender is Onward. But is it up to the standard of Pixar’s classics, or more akin to their forgettable adventures? Continue reading →
This movie sucks. I know normally on this site we give a few snarky witticisms about the film we just watched before getting into what we thought about the movie, but this movie honestly doesn’t deserve it. Gretel and Hansel is an adaptation of the classic fairy tale with a dark and edgy twist, because it worked so well with the last time they tried it with Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, with a few big names attached to it including Sophia Lillis of Itand Alice Krige of Sleepwalkers, and my gosh, it’s awful.
It is such an abhorrent attempt at an Oscar-bait horror film that I have no comedy left in me for this opening. So, let’s walk into the house (and then sit there for an eternity) and watch Gretel and Hansel. Continue reading →
It has been hard to avoid the recent uproar that has plagued America. Police brutality towards people of colour has only grown in recent years, with the popularity of social media sites, like Twitter, only increasing the number of people outraged by it. The recent release of the black written and directed Queen & Slim, showed just how prevalent it is within marginalised communities in the United States.
The movie follows a couple, as a Tinder date turns into an altercation with a racist police officer and the shooting of that same policeman. Suddenly, the couple are on the run, swerving the law with the help of their own community. Continue reading →