In our society, we hold reformation and redemption in higher standing than living morally and having respect for humankind. Whether it’s in film, literature, or in the news, being honourable and peaceable throughout your life isn’t interesting to most people, instead the masses yearn for tales of reformed […]
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If like me you recall the book Five Children And It by E. Nesbit or its two adaptations (the ’90s TV version or the ’00s film) you may be surprised to hear that in 2012 there was a pointless literary remake, a book titled Four Children And It […]
Separating the art from the artist is a moral quandary all of us face, especially since many talented celebrities are utter twats in real life. So what do we do with Morrissey; the pro-Tommy-Robinson, anti-Islam, anti-Chinese wanker who also made some classic songs and albums with his group […]
After the recent spate of panic buying following the outbreak of COVID-19, my first reaction to seeing shoppers filling their trolleys with hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and soap was similar to everyone else but now that I’ve had time to mull it over, I’m ashamed of my initial […]
There’s nothing worse than a satire that misses the mark. The Hunt is exactly that; a confused film that takes the recognisable premise of man hunting man (from movies such as The Most Dangerous Game and The Beast Must Die) and adds some so-called political commentary into the […]
If a member of the public saw Lil Uzi Vert without hearing any of his music, they’d assume he was some kind of emo, alternative, indie rapper making distinctive songs. These people would be wrong of course, because if they looked beyond Vert’s dayglo clothing and septum nose […]
Based on Robert B. Parker and Ace Atkins’ “Spenser” books (which I’ve never read) and the Spenser: For Hire TV series (which I’ve never seen), Spenser Confidential is now a TV movie I wish I hadn’t watched. This film is directed by uber-patriotic action hack Peter Berg and […]
Another Pixar movie is making its way to the cinema which means there’ll be yet another animated film on the scene that’s feigning emotion in order to make money. Pixar is undoubtedly the most overrated studio of all time; yes they’ve made a handful of classics but snooty […]
Every now and again, a British film pops-up that’s completely overrated by critics despite it being utterly dull. Whether it’s The Full Monty or Calendar Girls, these banal drama-comedies do quite well with mainstream Britain because apparently, the public loves seeing stereotypes being upheld in non-tasking, throwaway films. […]
Based on the video game of the same name, Sonic The Hedgehog is now a movie thanks to a bunch of money-hungry execs and a couple of film-makers with no imagination. I was always a Nintendo kid rather than a Sega kid so I’m not an expert on […]
In recent years, we’ve had numerous black-acted, black-written, and black-directed movies. This is undoubtedly something to be celebrated but conversely something to be ridiculed because it’s taken this long to happen. As a consequence of finally having multiple black films however (whether big-budget blockbusters or low-budget indie films) […]
Greed is a so-called satirical film written and directed by Michael Winterbottom. The movie is “inspired by” the life of billionaire Sir Philip Green, chairman of the Arcadia Group, a company which owns multiple high street clothing stores in the UK including Burton and Topshop. Green famously bought […]
Based on the book of the same name, The Rhythm Section is billed as an “action drama”, although I’m certain that genre designation was tacked-on after the movie’s first screening. Given the plot (a woman whose family is killed in a plane crash sets out to kill the […]