Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Film Review: Princess Mononoke (1997)

Princess Mononoke (1997) Director: Hayao Miyazaki Writer: Hayao Miyazaki Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka Runtime: 134 mins Reviewer: Kyle Rees   We’ve all heard the yarn, of an agent...

Film Review – Trumbo (2015)

Trumbo (2015) Director: Jay Roach. Writers: John McNamara, Bruce Cook (book) Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren Running time:  124 min Reviewer: Andy Millward What a turnaround for the...

Creampuff Tears: Carmilla Is Back For One Final Season

May contain spoilers Buckle up Creampuffs, Carmilla is back for one last time. The first act of the final season of the popular Canadian web...

Why Representation Matters

Representation is a topic that is growing in momentum across the media. Though for the most part that media seems to be of a...

Film Review – High Rise (2015)

High Rise (2015) Director:Ben Wheatley Writers: J.G. Ballard (novel), Amy Jump Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller Run Time: 1hr 59m Reviewer: Andy Millward My son saw Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump‘s film adaptation of JG Ballard‘s...

TV Review – The Night Manager

The Night Manager Writer: David Farr and John Le Carrè  Original novel: John Le Carrè Director: Susanne Bier Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom When hotel night manager Jonathon Pine discovers one...

Theatre Review – Sideways

Sideways By Rex Pickett St James Theatre, London Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom What do you get when you mix a lot of wine, two best friends and...

Film Review – Macbeth (2015)

Macbeth (2015) by William Shakespeare Director: Justin Kurzel Writers: Jacob Koskoff, Michael Lesslie (screenplay). Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jack Madigan Runtime: 113 min   The Fassbender/Kerzel take on Macbeth won much acclaim upon release.  Take...

Harry Potter and the Cronos Syndrome

The children of the 1990s, the entitled millennials, were quite a privileged generation, and among their many privileges, from being raised with the internet,...

Film Review – The Black Cauldron (1985)

The Black Cauldron Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich Writers: Lloyd Alexander (novel), David Jonas (story) Starring: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan Runtime: 80 min Reviewer: Kyle Rees In an era where Dungeons...