Quick Critique: Macbeth

(Originally published 2 November 2015)

Putting a new spin on a classic tale can always be an exciting, but daunting task. Justin Kurzel tackles this ambitiously with one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, Macbeth. The violent text about the follies of over-ambition and paranoia are offset in a very naturalistic setting of the Scottish Highlands with some visually striking and beautiful cinematography and a pungent, realistic atmosphere. While this does work to make the text grounded, it loses a lot of the dramatics and wonderfully avant-garde nature that makes the play so beloved. Continue reading “Quick Critique: Macbeth”

Quick Critique: Christmas at Draculas

(Originally published 23 April 2015)

Ever came up with a crazy idea for a film with your mates? This guy made a movie about that. Continue reading “Quick Critique: Christmas at Draculas”

Movie Review: Her

(Originally published 21 February 2015)

“You know sometimes, I think I’ve felt everything I’m ever gonna feel, and I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser bursts of what I’ve already felt.” Continue reading “Movie Review: Her”

2014: A Year in Review

(originally published between 17 January-1 February 2015)

Addendum 1: The original introduction to the first of these blogs is way too long, so I’m cutting it completely. Fuck that. Basically, I give my exceptions to what I count as a movie from that year (released in whatever format that makes it legally viewable here within said year), I’m not listing movies I haven’t seen, and I don’t count documentaries (I’ve changed my stance on that one). Really was just waffle. Continue reading “2014: A Year in Review”

Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

(originally posted December 17 2014)

SPOILER WARNING: I spoil pretty much the entire damn movie. Proceed with caution.

I have been a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan since as long as I can remember. Continue reading “Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)”

Movie Review: Spider-Man 3

(originally published 11 July 2014)

SPOILER WARNING: I spoil pretty much the entire damn movie. Proceed with caution.

I really didn’t want to hate this movie. Like, really. Continue reading “Movie Review: Spider-Man 3”

Movie Review: Spider-Man 2

(originally published 2 July 2014)

SPOILER WARNING: I spoil pretty much the entire damn movie. Proceed with caution.

Sequels, as a rule, don’t tend to be as good as the original. Continue reading “Movie Review: Spider-Man 2”