After last week’s wonderful start to the new Jodie Whittaker-led series of Doctor Who, ‘The Ghost Monument’ had quite a job on its hands. And historically for Doctor Who, the second episode in the season hasn’t always been the best (‘The End of The World’, ‘The Shakespeare Code’, ‘The Fires of Pompeii’, ‘The Beast Below’) […]Read more "Doctor Who – ‘The Ghost Monument’ Review"
The Walking Dead is back on our screens and everything has changed. Well, not everything. There’s still zombies, gore, and the perpetually awesome Andrew Lincoln. But the show has changed in a lot of other ways, and ‘A New Beginning’ might be the strongest season opener in a long while…Read more "The Walking Dead ‘A New Beginning’ Review"
5 years after the first Creepshow, the Creep is back with a new set of varied and terrifying stories. With the director changed and only 3 stories this around, does Creepshow 2 live up to it’s predecessor?Read more "Creepshow 2 (1987) Review"
Vince Flynn’s super-successful espionage book series gets it’s first cinematic outing in the enjoyably violent American Assassin.Read more "100 Words or Less – American Assassin (2017)"
Chow Yun-fat’s first Hollywood action film and Antoine Fuqua’s directorial debut – is it any good?Read more "100 Words or Less – The Replacement Killers (1998)"
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)"