Thoughts on: Catharsis in Film and Television by Grant Connor

The best stories, whether on the big or small screen, evoke an emotional response from the viewer and it's the writer or directors' responsibility to execute the emotional punch of the story in a way that doesn't feel cheap and expected. The big emotional conclusion to a film or tv show can be cathartic in … Continue reading Thoughts on: Catharsis in Film and Television by Grant Connor

Logan Reviewed by Grant Connor (Spoiler Free)

Hugh Jackman gives us a performance reminiscent of Clint Eastwood in 'Unforgiven', which alongside Darren Aronofsky's 'The Wrestler' and George Stevens' 'Shane' was a big influence for director James Mangold's take on the ageing Wolverine. Despite the obvious nods to films that involve a once heroic character damaged and out of sync with the way … Continue reading Logan Reviewed by Grant Connor (Spoiler Free)

Still Game Series 7 Reviewed by Thomas Neil

I don't know anyone who doesn't love Still Game. I still remember the excitement during a school week waiting for the next episode and then talking about it the next day, someone whispering "back aff ya spooky bitch" and the entire class breaking into laughter pretty much ruining the rest of the period. So when … Continue reading Still Game Series 7 Reviewed by Thomas Neil

Pulp Fiction Reviewed by Thomas Neil

I don't want to colour the rest of the review with this statement but I'd like to say that Pulp Fiction is a cinematic gem that certainly wouldn't need a visit from Winston Wolf to fix. Now it’s hard to cover new ground with a movie that's been out for twenty years but I'll at least … Continue reading Pulp Fiction Reviewed by Thomas Neil

Y Tu Mamá También Reviewed by Grant Connor

Y Tu Mamá También is a 2001 Mexican film following the travels of two teenagers and an older attractive woman as they drive across Mexico to a supposed hidden beach known as “Heaven’s Mouth” and gain a greater understanding of life, love, death and friendship along the way. Before I kick off a review of a … Continue reading Y Tu Mamá También Reviewed by Grant Connor

The Book of Life Reviewed by Thomas Neil

The Book of Life is adorable from start to finish. But seriously what the hell is up with the drawing style for this movie? Pretty much everyone has a horrible looking gherkin type thing for a nose. If I had to summarise this movie, and the man with a gun to my head says I … Continue reading The Book of Life Reviewed by Thomas Neil

Inception Reviewed by Thomas Neil

Inception (directed by Christopher Nolan) is a movie that I took forever to get around to watching. It isn't perfect and relies heavily upon belief in some sketchy premises to watch but other than that it's worth it. It made a distinct mark on pop culture, I am speaking of course about the “Inception noise” … Continue reading Inception Reviewed by Thomas Neil