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?
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)"
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)"