Entries tagged with "review"

San Andreas

I want to ruin this movie for you so thoroughly, you won’t even think about seeing it. Your own children won’t even think about seeing it. I want to burn it into ashes, smear fecal matter over it’s corpse and bury it so deep the next time it feels light will be during the heat death of the Universe. So, my review of San Adreas. Continue reading »

Mad Max

I’m writing this while my ears are still ringing from the cacophony of Mad Max: Fury Road. The movie can be summed up by many adjectives; loud, frenetic, no-holds-barred, glee with a dash of gruesome. But the most apt word, named after the titular character, would have to be mad. Continue reading »


One of my favourite genres, if it even falls under the category of genres, is short story sci-fi. It’s brilliant. Just enough room to show an idea, but not so long as to require world-building and deep characterisation. Because that’s what matters in sci fi, the ideas. People and places are secondary. It’s rare Hollywood can turn a good short story into a film. Remember i, Robot? But Predestination is amazing. Continue reading »

Film 2014

The year seems to have flown by for film. My little list of flicks I’ve seen hasn’t been updated in a long while, so the following collection of the movies I’ve enjoyed most may seem a little erratic. But dig in and enjoy. Continue reading »

Alien: Isolation

I don’t normally like horror games. Not for lack of nerves, or masochistic tendencies. It’s just… they’re not very scary. Oh sure, you’ll jump a few times. But after that? It’s just mowing down bad guys. Doesn’t matter if they’re Yetis in Uncharted, Divers in Bioshock or zombies in innumerable games. Alien Isolation takes a different turn, and in doing so is utterly amazing. In a trouser-changing kind of way. Continue reading »


It’s not often a film dives into the near future and presents a vision that is both technologically engaging but also fundamentally profound. Minority Report, for all it’s whizbang effects and cool transitions, presented a type of computer interface that anyone having played with Microsoft’s Kinect for more than thirty minutes will realise is a pipe dream. So it was with relief that Spike Jonze settled upon a much more natural channel of communication with his latest film, Her. Continue reading »