“What if you had to tell someone the most important thing in the world, but you knew they’d never believe you?” I had planned on reviewing Tenet after I saw it opening week, on a very big and loud IMAX screen, in the middle of a socially distanced cinema. I was hugely excited about the film, if […]Read More Déjà Vu (2006) is better than Tenet (2020)
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)