Some brief thoughts on one of the most original screenwriters working in Hollywood today.
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
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)
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
Little Inferno is a wondrously diverting little game that was released in 2012 from the Independent game developer The Tomorrow Corporation. Little inferno is a puzzle based video game that has received a lot of attention because of its simple yet addictive game mechanic as well as it’s delightfully satirical message. The game was developed … Continue reading Little Inferno Game Review by Thomas Neil
A decade is a pretty significant milestone for anything in life, for the film industry it's normally a cash grabbing opportunity to remaster works that generally don't need remastered, but for movie buffs it's just another excuse to re-watch some of our favourites. With that said here are my top 7 films that will be a decade old … Continue reading 7 Movies Turning 10 in 2017
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