REVIEW | A Dragon Arrives!

A prison, inside a warship, next to a cemetery, in a desert, on an island… It’s 1965. Special Agent Hafizi is tasked with investigating a mysterious death in the prison. With little help from the apathetic police and superstitious locals, a murder is potentially afoot, and with what little resources they have, the trio begin…

REVIEW | Mara and the Firebringer

Living in modern-day Munich, Mara Lobeer is a Cool Sad Teen(tm) struggling to cope with the animal-themed bullies at school, her semi-attentive Wiccan mother, and painful visions of viking invasions. After befriending friendly university professor Weissman, they discover that Mara is the Spaukona, a mythical seeress able to communicate with the Norse Gods. Which is…

REVIEW | Long Way North

Long Way North is a French-Danish animated period film directed by Rémi Chayé, spoken in French with English subtitles. The story tells of a young French aristocrat named Sacha, who runs away from home after an embarrassing first ball to embark on an adventure to find her grandfather, who disappeared on an expedition to find…

REVIEW | Notes on Blindness

Apart from closing our eyes and stumbling around like a drunken fool, it is extremely difficult for any sure-sighted individual to know what it is truly like to be blind; myself included. To know what its like to be trapped inside your own head. To know what it’s like to feel useless to your loved…

REVIEW | Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Every now and then, a documentary comes along and you watch it and you sit there and you think, “God. I’ve made some poor life choices”. Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World is one of them. As the credits rolled, I drifted from the bustling cinema in a kind of haze,…

REVIEW | Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic is a 2016 film directed by Matt Ross and stars Viggo Mortensen as Ben Cash. The story follows Cash and his six children sequestered away from society, living in the woods. Cash and his wife decided to live separate from society, vigorously training their children to be at their peak of mental and physical ability.

REVIEW | Beware The Slenderman

There are a lot of things parents have to worry about these days. Are my kids spending too much time online? Is my daughter becoming a psychopath? Is my son going to be snatched by a mythical character that looks like an emaciated Benedict Cumberbatch in a suit?

REVIEW | A Hologram for a King

There is only one word that I could use to successfully describe Tom Tykwer’s, A Hologram for the King; average. Undeniably, horribly, average.

REVIEW | Jupiter Ascending

While the film is full of impressive computer generated images, the emphasis upon graphics distracts from the screenplay, and therefore it can be very easy for the audience to get lost within the story.

REVIEW | Paper Planes

Considering that the film was intended for a young audience, Connelly and writer Steve Worland create a powerful screenplay, complimented by wonderful cinematography.