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The contemporary decay of horror

Horror films have been elevated in recent decades. Computer-generated imagery (CGI) has been perfected to make viewer’s worst nightmares as real as possible. Fake blood, lights suddenly turning off, a…

Review: Avatar: The Way of Water

In the run-up to The Way of Water’s release online discourse seemed to focus on how, despite being the highest grossing film of all time, Avatar has no cultural impact.…

Superhero Films Backlash

Quentin Tarantino is the latest in a list of directors who have recently criticised superhero films, saying that he would never be involved in one because “you have to be…

Dune Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ After the mixed attempts of adapting Frank Herbert’s Dune into live-action, Denis Villeneuve’s interpretation is not only faithful to the source material but achieves it in spectacular fashion.…

Last Night in Soho: A Well-intentioned Mess

Rating: ⭐⭐ Edgar Wright’s much-anticipated new release, Last Night in Soho, is a visual extravaganza of a time-warping thriller on trauma, sexual assault, and righting the wrongs of our past.…

Matrix review

“You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland…

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings introduces us to the first new hero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)’s Phase 4. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton…

The Star Wars Special Editions 20 years on: should artists change their art?

In 1997, two events happened that would profoundly inform my later life. Firstly, I was born. This event would come to shape me as a person to a great extent.…