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Since its very first incarnation the horror genre has thrived within subtext and metaphor. No genre quite has the power to take its entertainment and fear then twist in some pertinent discussions about larger themes. Just ask Jordan Peele. The comedian turned event filmmaker delivered his own take with 2017s Get Out. Although less a…

Captain Marvel

There has been an unfortunate change in the conversation upon the release of Marvel’s 21st film and the first female centric in their cinematic universe (I know it should’ve been way sooner than this). Rather than discuss the film in question, debate has switched to the role of loser internet trolls lambasting the film and…

Netflix: The Death of Cinema?

Short Answer: No! Oh you’d like me to elaborate, fair enough. Well before we delve into the matter at hand and what has started off this incessant debate throughout the media (namely words from one Mr Spielberg), let’s first go back to the beginning. It’s David Fincher’s fault! Back in 2012, Netflix was still nothing…

Top 20 of 2018: The Top 10

So here we are, my personal favourite films of 2018. It has taken a bit of time as I managed to catch one more 2018 film this last week which threw this entire list out of whack. Now I know what you’re thinking, how can I add a new choice into my 2018 list despite…

Top 20 of 2018: 20-11

Welcome to the New and (only slightly) improved Movie Hangover. You will have to forgive me in this first post back from a long hiatus, for my writing may not be up to scratch but, like a certain Russian in this years Creed 2, I’m back to shake things up. The reason for my absence…

The Nun

In this world of Dark Universes, Marvel Universes and DC Universes (with only one of them being truly successful) exists a little horror film that provided the basis for another cinematic universe which has steadily maintained quality throughout. Landing in 2013 with a haunting bang was The Conjuring, James Wan’s remarkably old school horror. It…

The Happytime Murders

There is nothing worse in cinema than when a film has a fantastic idea or a great fictional world but fails to capitalise on it. The Happytime Murders had all the potential to be this generations Who Framed Roger Rabbit but squanders it on a generically flat story, bland characters and immature comedy. Like that…

BlacKkKlansman

Black man infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan. Reading that one sentence logline you’d be forgiven that that sort of high concept concept may be the work of some outlandishly un-PC Mel Brooks comedy, but as the opening titles tell us this is actually “Inspired by some fo’ real shit.” Before we witness an out of…

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin is a nice film. In a way that is about all I need to say regarding it. Nice can be good, nice can be warming, but nice can also be just a tad forgettable. Whilst Christopher Robin is beautifully made, affectionately acted and like a gentle hug it also struggles to say anything…

The Meg

In the blue corner we have The Meg or Megalodon, a giant shark that existed millions of years ago and at sizes reaching almost 60ft (although this being Hollywood that size is now 90ft) by far the largest predator to have lived. In the red corner, hailing from Derbyshire, weighing 185 lbs and prone to…