Analysis · Games

Can we talk about Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ weird racist and sexist trailer?

So, the clumsily titled Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands is out. Surprising, as I had heard just about nothing about it. I guess it was doomed once they figured out it would be going head to head against Zelda and the Switch. Nothing dominates the conversation like first party Nintendo software, even more so when… Continue reading Can we talk about Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ weird racist and sexist trailer?

Film · Review

The Student: An uncomfortable film

Seems like there was some internal disagreement on how to translate the title of The Student. The poster in the cinema’s foyer read student, the film’s subtitles meanwhile chose to interpret it as The Disciple. Reading online the transliterated original would have been (M)Uchenik which also adds a pun in there involving the word Martyr.… Continue reading The Student: An uncomfortable film

Female Filmmakers · Film · Review

Certain Women: A film with resolve

If Certain Women feels empty it is almost certainly by design. What better way to ring in Women’s History month than with this collection of stories regarding the diminishing effect the patriarchy has in the modern age? Kelly Reichardt is one of modern cinema’s leading formalists, exploring the place of women in society within her… Continue reading Certain Women: A film with resolve

Film · Review

Viceroy’s House: A paean to colonialism

If there’s one subject a British filmmaker needs to approach with caution nowadays its colonialism. I mean, sure, our history, and indeed our present, is full of shit that needs approaching with caution, but following Brexit, the subsequent rise in nationalist sentiment, and the belief among many of our elderly that a rapacious, destructive, grasping… Continue reading Viceroy’s House: A paean to colonialism

Games · Review

Fist Fight: Improv is no excuse for tastelessness

I think the actors in this joint were afraid of the grown up swears. Like, when filming nobody was too sure whether they were aiming for the PG13 or the R rating. In America your fucks, shits, and cunts are the grown words; your bitches, however, are fine. The characters in this film say ‘bitch’… Continue reading Fist Fight: Improv is no excuse for tastelessness