Over the past few years, Damien Chazelle, Justin Hurwitz, and Linus Sandgren have been one of the most influential figures for my love of cinema, film scores, and cinematography. While their work on 'Whiplash' (excluding Sangren) and 'First Man' was fantastic, their work on 'La La Land' fueled my love for cinema for years on … Continue reading ‘Babylon’: The Roaring Argument Between Hollywood and Cinema.
Category: Pop Culture
‘That ’90s Show’: Season 1 Is Nostalgic In All The Right Ways.
When a beloved franchise gets picked up for a revival or reboot, one of two things happens. Either the fanbase gets super protective and starts hating on the new show or they await anxiously optimistic and eager to meet with those fan favourites again after all those years. I fall in the latter group as … Continue reading ‘That ’90s Show’: Season 1 Is Nostalgic In All The Right Ways.
‘M3GAN’ Gets The Job Done.
There are a few sub-genres in horror that I tend to stay away from, doll movies being one of them. I never grew up with the 'Child's Play' franchise and I never dared to watch the 'Annabelle' movies so naturally, when the incredible promotional campaign for 'M3GAN' started, I was a bit weary of it. … Continue reading ‘M3GAN’ Gets The Job Done.
Wallows: Tell Me That It’s Over Tour Blog | Manchester Academy, 11/01/2023
After a literal year of waiting and planning, I finally got to go to my first-ever concert. It was my favourite band ever. I loved it so much that I wanted to document how the entire thing happened, what led to it, and the aftermath. It's acting almost like a diary entry, if I was … Continue reading Wallows: Tell Me That It’s Over Tour Blog | Manchester Academy, 11/01/2023
‘Aftersun’ Is A Quietly Devastating Masterpiece.
To be completely honest, I truly wasn't going to write a piece for Charlotte Wells' 'Aftersun' but I was left with so much to feel after the movie ended that it quite honestly affected the next two days. It's all I can think about and God forbid anyone plays 'Under Pressure' because I will break … Continue reading ‘Aftersun’ Is A Quietly Devastating Masterpiece.
My Top 20 Movies of 2022.
Following a heavy blow from the pandemic, the cinematic landscape was quite never the same again. In 2020, cinema struggled and the movie theatre struggled to justify its existence with the rise of new movies being readily available to stream a few weeks after their theatrical release. In 2021, things were starting to take a … Continue reading My Top 20 Movies of 2022.
‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’: A Massively Fun Mystery Sequel.
The 2019 hit 'Knives Out' getting the franchise treatment may be one of the best things to happen on this miserable planet. I can watch Daniel Craig's Benoit Blanc solve mysteries forever. If it wasn't clear enough by now, the original movie is one of my favourite movies in recent memory. The announcement of two … Continue reading ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’: A Massively Fun Mystery Sequel.
‘Avatar: The Way of Water’: A Sophisticated Sequel That Expands Every Aspect.
Ever since 2009, the sight of the James Cameron blockbuster 'Avatar' would make me roll my eyes and groan, it was one of those movies that was just so overhyped and talked about to the point of great annoyance so there was a natural distaste for it on my end. This was the case for … Continue reading ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’: A Sophisticated Sequel That Expands Every Aspect.
‘Violent Night’ Is A Merrily Brutal Fun Time.
If you had told me that a new Christmas-based action thriller comedy starring David Harbour would make me squirm in disgust and awe as Santa Clause beats crooks down in brutal fashion and that it's actually pretty great, I would've believed you but even just saying it now, it sounds too weird to work. In … Continue reading ‘Violent Night’ Is A Merrily Brutal Fun Time.
‘Strange World’: Stunning Worldbuilding Explored In A Dull and Unoriginal Story.
After a nearly two-year break following their 2016 hit 'Moana', Disney Animation entered this very odd phase of movies where for the most part, it looked like they didn't know what they were doing. They left most of the heavy lifting on Pixar when it came to animation these last four to five years and … Continue reading ‘Strange World’: Stunning Worldbuilding Explored In A Dull and Unoriginal Story.