I’ve been wanting to write about The McElroy Brothers for a long time. I’ve been following their work for maybe five, six, years now. Every time I got get to go I stopped , where to start given the enormity of their released work? A recent piece by Jaime Green for bkmag.com covers their collected… Continue reading Looking at: The McElroy Brothers’ Approach to Reference
It was getting incredibly spooky in the theatre playing Fifty Shades Darker. Appropriate, film is structured like a B horror movie, except instead of scares, the action here is far spookier in nature. Thing is, it’s a form that works with an audience, those enjoying the screening were the ones engaging in conversation, with themselves… Continue reading Fifty Shades Darker
There is no reason why Toni Erdmann should work. It’s a near three hour long comedy conducted in German and English and Romanian in which everyone’s primary concern appears to be conducting a business transition that would involve the outsourcing of hundreds of local jobs. Our lead, Winfried Conradi, is the father of the consultant… Continue reading Toni Erdmann
Despite the overwhelming popularity of Telltale’s adventure games we tend to hear very little about Minecraft: Story Mode. I’m gonna say because, more so then any of their other properties it is explicitly a work of Young Adult fiction. Even though a fair argument can be made for Tales from the Borderlands being fairly kid… Continue reading Looking at: Semiotic Transference in Minecraft: Story Mode.
There’s a problem with making a Lego film franchise: nobody knows what Lego means. I mean, Phil Lord and Chirstiopher Miller’s The Lego Movie is a firework. Like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street it is so insistent that it demands more. Of course we’re getting more. But what, in this… Continue reading The Lego Batman Movie
It’s hard to get the measure of Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga’s Richard and Mildred Loving at first. Both of these characters seem too small, both waiting to be defined by someone coming in and taking life’s major. We don’t get to see them fall in love, they already are in the very first scene… Continue reading Loving
With Hacksaw Ridge the the cinemagoing public finally get to see the return of one of Hollywood’s most famous couples: Mel Gibson and his Catholicism! They are returning to the screen for the first time since 2004’s The Passion of the Christ. Despite their long absence as a couple from the public eye, and the… Continue reading Hacksaw Ridge