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If you didn't already now, Leo goes through some stuff in this film. Most of it cold, bloody, and morally ambiguous.

The Revenant review

Arts, Film March 13, 2016 at 10:04 pm Comments

The Revenant – or as I’ve already heard it called, “the film that finally got DeCaprio his Oscar” – is, to a degree, what I thought it was going to be before I saw it, namely aRead More

Best Picture 2016: Spotlight Review

Best Picture 2016: Spotlight Review

Arts, Film March 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm Comments

I SAW SPOTLIGHT in a mostly empty cinema, and while I wish more people had seen it, I cant exactly blame them for choosing not to. Spotlight is a good film, perhaps even a great one, butRead More

Deadpool – the funniest Marvel flick since Guardians of the Galaxy

Deadpool – the funniest Marvel flick since Guardians of the Galaxy

Arts, Film February 23, 2016 at 9:26 pm Comments

RYAN REYNOLDS IS a failed superhero. That’s both a summation of his career of big-budget comic adaptations, and a decent synopsis for Deadpool. From the questionable facial hair of Blade Trinity, to the $200 million disaster ofRead More

Film Review: Suffragette

Film Review: Suffragette

Arts, Film February 20, 2016 at 9:30 am Comments

SINCE I started reviewing films, I have become increasingly aware of how many films I would otherwise want to go and see have controversy surrounding them. Usually this is because I don’t like going to screeningsRead More

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Arts, Film February 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm Comments

AFTER The Hunger Games franchise announced it was deciding to split its finale into two money-grabbing films I wasn’t hopeful, after the likes of Harry Potter and The Hobbit. I don’t want to stray into tooRead More

The Big Short Review

The Big Short Review

Arts, Film February 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm Comments

THE BIG SHORT is a movie that I am kinda surprised exists; It’s not an action blockbuster, it’s not a meditative biopic or an engrossing romance. It sits in that awkward territory of “based on a trueRead More

Redmayne in action in The Danish Girl. The Oscar-winner is again nominated for Best Actor.

The Danish Girl: A Review

Arts, Film February 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm Comments

COMING to a film with a different perspective and background can radically alter one’s perception of it. This review presents me with an opportunity to talk not just about the film, but on a personal levelRead More

The Hateful Eight: Elegance and tension in new Tarantino flick

The Hateful Eight: Elegance and tension in new Tarantino flick

Arts, Film January 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm Comments

The Hateful Eight, director Quentin Tarantino’s most recent film, is by its very nature difficult to review without spoilers. The central premise is simple; John Ruth (played by Kurt Russell) is a bounty hunter known forRead More

The Force Awakens: Considering the Moment

The Force Awakens: Considering the Moment

Arts, Film January 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm Comments

FAIR, BLATANT WARNING: This article contains plot spoilers for the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens and all Star Wars films before it. After this sentence, there will be immediate discussion about Star Wars: The ForceRead More

Attack on Titan Parts One & Two: an essay by Megan Talbot

Attack on Titan Parts One & Two: an essay by Megan Talbot

Arts, Film January 17, 2016 at 8:30 pm Comments

THE Attack On Titan films are based on the ongoing manga series of the same name, which began in 2009. Attack On Titan has been hugely successful since its beginning, spawning a series of light novels asRead More