Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 16:35
may very well be one of the greatest, most well sustained, television series of all time but it still didn't escape what looks to be the curse of the modern serial conclusion.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 15:56
It's that time of year again!
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 12:02
Remember when you could just tune into an episode of a television show you loved and not have to worry about being “up to date”. The days of episodic television are just about done. Every other show now is serializing, either wholly with single season or series long stories, or partially with longer arcs playing out alongside more self-contained episodes.
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 09:41
Spring Breakers left me conflicted more than any film in recent memory. As an aesthetic encounter, the film is suitably impressive – packed with gorgeously lurid, neon-tinted visuals and a narrative that liquefies past and present into a gooily immersive experience.
Monday, December 31, 2012 - 12:26
Here we are again. At the end of another year. A year that inevitably will be described as the best/worst/middling year ever by the hyperbolic internet machine. All I can say is that for me 2012 was a sensational year of film watching. It was the most interesting and successful year of film since maybe <insert random year here>.
Monday, December 24, 2012 - 12:52
I've seen a fair few bad films over the past 12 months and I can unreservedly say that Peter Jackson's first Hobbit film, The Hobbit: Part One: Chapter One: Prologue: An Unexpected Journey
, ranks among my most unpleasant cinema experiences of the year.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 17:14
Ben Affleck's third directorial outing, Argo
, is a remarkably effective and efficient Hollywood concoction based on the true story of CIA agent Tony Mendez and his elaborate scheme to get 6 Americans out of Iran during the hostage crisis of 1980.
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 17:34
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 15:20
God Bless America - Bobcat Goldthwait's attempt at sharp social satire - sadly ends up being a toothless, left-leaning wet-dream of an experience that revels in the vacuous culture it is simultaneously trying to critique.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 12:59
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is a loud, furious, intense, chaotic, messy and ultimately exhausting end to what is undeniably a pretty amazing trilogy that has redefined superhero cinema in a way that makes all the Marvel efforts seem juvenile.