Berlin Syndrome (2017)

A common theme from the promotional footage of Berlin Syndrome is that it seems to escalate quickly. Like, really quickly. What seems to begin as a rather innocent story, suddenly progresses into a nightmare-inducing scenario. The director Cate Shortland showed an unbelievably ability to perfectly play out the tensest of scenes in Berlin Syndrome, as... Continue Reading →

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American History X (1998)

Sporting a shaved head and a proudly displaying a Swazstika on his chest, Edward Norton's Derek Vinyard takes centre stage of American History X. However, Tony Kaye chooses not to have Derek Vinyard the mantlepiece of this film, but rather Derek's ideals and their impact on the Vinyard family. This includes Edward Furlong's Danny Vinyard and the... Continue Reading →

Godzilla (2014)

Being a proud lover of the Matthew Broderick 1998 Godzilla spectacular, when news broke about the remake of the story, I was needless to say, excited. As more information about the upcoming film was released, the more I became apprehensive as Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen were cast in some kind of leads.... Continue Reading →

Peaky Blinders (2013)

I recently discovered a new BBC television series called Peaky Blinders. I was a bit gutted as I had missed it's showing on television, and it's turned out to be a great show, thus far. Set after the first world war, in 1919 Birmingham, the Shelby's run a 'gang' by the name of the Peaky... Continue Reading →

Perks of Being A Wallflower (2012)

Now what is expected in a coming-of-age drama about high school, is a social outcast finding their feet in their high school time, relationships and dramas. The Perks of Being A Wallflower is no different as it stars Charlie finding his feet in high school. Charlie (Logan Lerman) is writing to a unknown person detailing... Continue Reading →

Fast Five (2011)

If you've never, ever seen a film from the Fast & Furious franchise, then they have three factors, fast cars, racing and action with the leading stars being Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. Fast Five is, yes you guessed it, the fifth installment in this franchise, but chronologically the fourth (it makes sense if you've... Continue Reading →

The Thing (2011)

Although they do have the same name, The Thing (2011) marks as a prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing. If you've not seen the John Carpenter's, I urge you to stop reading this, watch the film, and then come back, as this film will kind of give it away for the Carpenter version. Based in... Continue Reading →

ParaNorman (2012)

Set in the little American village of Blithe Hollow, resides a young boy named Norman. Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) is not like other children, he can talk to ghosts, which is evident in the first minutes as he's talking to his dead grandmother. With the motto of 'A Great Place To Hang' Blithe Hollow... Continue Reading →

Into The Wild: From Film To Book

After recently finishing the book Into The Wild written by Jon Krakauer, which I was compelled to read, after watching the fantastic film directed by Sean Penn. Now knowing the tragic story of Chris McCandless was true, I wasn't totally sure on what to expect from the format of the book. My first instinct was... Continue Reading →

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