The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005-2012) Review
Christopher Nolan was an independent filmmaker with one semi-budget studio film to his name when he made his pitch to take on the Batman reboot at Warner Bros. He’d made his previous film, Insomnia, for the studio, and won the job on Batman Begins in fifteen minutes.
Mad Men Season One (2007) Review
Who is Donald Draper? That question is at the very heart of Sopranos scribe Matthew Weiner’s now iconic period drama series. The first season of Mad Men, ten years old now, is a near perfect debut that’s full of moments of subtlety, others without it, and scripted with skill and utter ingenuity. There will be some spoilers here as I delve back into one of my favourite shows of all time.
Baby Driver (2017) Review
Baby Driver is perhaps the most energetic and adrenaline-fuelled cinematic experience I’ve ever had. Note that I'm not of course claiming it to be the best experience (that's a dangerous claim to make these days), but I don’t think it’s hyperbole to suggest that Edgar Wright’s new film deserves all the praise and more that’s travelling its way.
Alien: Covenant (2017) Review
In Prometheus, a team of scientists who don’t act the part land on a planet in the hopes of discovering our maker. Rather predictably, things fall apart quickly and we're left with a plethora of unanswered questions. Warning. Mild spoilers follow.
20 Years On - Faith and Science in 1997's 'Contact'
Warning. Spoilers for Contact and some minor spoilers for 2016's Arrival. — Science-fiction is arguably the most enduring genre of them all. More-so than any other, it grows and evolves with the world and explores new mysteries, themes, and miseries reflecting society at any given time. Great science-fiction, though, is timeless. Twenty years on, the Robert Zemeckis-directed, Jodie Foster-starring Contact is as strong as ever. It is an ambitious, at times optimistic, and perhaps occasionally too-familiar tale about discovery and how the world might react to a dramatic event.
'Aquaman' Screenwriter to Pen Universal's 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' Remake
The Mummy is set to launch Universal's monsters universe, and while that's a few months away the studio is ensuring they build a solid and dependable foundation for the future of its franchise. The latest news is that Aquaman writer Will Beall has signed on to bring a modern rendition of the Creature from the Black Lagoon to the big screen.