Chow Yun-fat’s first Hollywood action film and Antoine Fuqua’s directorial debut – is it any good?
A short essay analysing how the mock-documentary genre uses the conventions of it’s grown up brother, the documentary, to add a sense of realism and believability.Read more "How do mock-documentaries use documentary conventions to convey a sense of verisimilitude?"
In anticipation of Shane Black’s upcoming Predator sequel, this essay takes a look back at his directorial debut and what it can tell us about postmodernism through it’s uses of noir tropes and themes.Read more "Postmodernism, neo-noir and Shane Black’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)"
Love it or hate it (or just think that Batman Begins is the superior film), Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight is about to hit 10 years old. In honour of that fact, here’s an essay I did analysing the British Media’s strange outrage at the film’s 12A rating.Read more "The Dark Knight at 10 – An In-depth Look at the British Media’s Call for Censorship"
And now for something completely different… an essay I wrote a couple years back during my film degree at Uni.Read more "Analysing the cult status of John Carpenter’s ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ (1986)"
Westworld concluded this week in spectacular fashion. Like the finale to season 1, we were left with more questions than answers and long wait until season 3.Read more "Westworld ‘The Passenger’ Review"
“I make my own decisions, and I’m gonna destroy this whole fuckin’ place!” I don’t think there’s any coming back from this one. William is well and truly too far gone, and the murder of his daughter just cements it. Funny thing about Ed Harris’ William is that he’s just like the viewers (especially […]Read more "Westworld ‘Vanishing Point’ Review"