Superhero fatigue: A review of Justice League (2017)

The internet currently seems to  be awash with thirty to forty something men (it’s mostly men) pissing and moaning about Justice League, the latest entry in Warner Brothers attempt to exploit their DC Comics properties and rival the MCU juggernaut. Opinion seems divided between those calling it out as a complete stinkbomb, and those reckoningContinue reading Superhero fatigue: A review of Justice League (2017)

Alien: Covenant – Has Ridley Scott lost his mojo?

This article originally began as a review of the most recent entry in the long running Alien series, Alien: Covenant. However, in the process of writing it, I ended up straying off the reservation and waxing on at length about my thoughts on the Alien franchise as a whole. This further developed into a relatedContinue reading Alien: Covenant – Has Ridley Scott lost his mojo?

The Spice Must Flow! – Why David Lynch’s Dune is a flawed masterpiece

This one is going to be a bit longer than my usual posts, but it’s a subject I’ve been mulling over writing about for a while now, and I’ve built up a head of steam in anticipation of committing my thoughts to paper (sic). I refer to the oft maligned 1984 film adaptation of  FrankContinue reading The Spice Must Flow! – Why David Lynch’s Dune is a flawed masterpiece

A review of Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

An affectionate homage to seventies Italian giallo movies, Berberian Sound Studio stars the always dependable Toby Jones in diffident Englishman mode as Gilderoy, a sound engineer hired by the eponymous film studio to create the sound design for their latest feature The Equestrian Vortex, which the slightly unworldly Gilderoy naively assumes to concern our equineContinue reading A review of Berberian Sound Studio (2012)