Lady Macbeth (2017)

Lady Macbeth has always been an intriguing character as she whispers sweet nothings into Macbeth’s ear before he commits an unfathomable sin. This woman for the ages serves as a source of inspiration for Nikolai Leskov’s novel Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. Alice Birch reworked Leskov’s novel and William Oldroyd took the lead in... Continue Reading →

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The Handmaiden (2017)

Although Stoker was stylistically great, coupled with the great performances from Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode, it was insignificant when compared to Park Chan-wook’s vengeance trilogy. His most famous piece is probably Oldboy, which has since been remade into a less-than-forgettable Western take on the Korean classic. The Handmaiden looked as though it was going... Continue Reading →

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

I hold no dear memories to the animated feature length film of Beauty and the Beast. I vaguely remember watching the animated version, but for the life of me could not remember the story at all and why the beast was cursed, so I may as well have approached it as an entirely brand-new film.... Continue Reading →

Free Fire (2017)

Hot Fuzz tonally set the benchmark for me for Action Comedies, as every other action comedy film just does not seem to get the correct blend. For whatever reason, Hot Fuzz had this blend perfected and it’s never aged since its 2007 release. Enter Free Fire, the trailers seemed have this balance tuned to perfection, which... Continue Reading →

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

I had a strange sense of apprehension when heading into the viewing of Ghost In The Shell, but not because of the controversy that surrounded the casting of Scarlett Johansson, but probably because of my sheer enjoyment from the trailers. This futuristic world that was shown was wonderfully fascinating, seeing behemoths of advertising, but also... Continue Reading →

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