Review: Pan (2015)

Review: Pan (2015)

There’s obvious hesitation to Joe Wright’s new film Pan. It’s the latest in a slew of remakes, sequels, prequels and reimaginings of old classics and adored children’s stories that seem to be saturating every cinema across the world right now. Continue reading Review: Pan (2015)

Review: Macbeth (2015)

Review: Macbeth (2015)

Macbeth is certainly one of Shakespeare’s most popular works, and after so many adaptations through the years, there’s any wonder that a new film of the play could bring anything new to the table. But somehow Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel takes the source material, cuts out its best parts and makes it his own, contributing unique elements and creative flair so that it feels original and refreshing. Continue reading Review: Macbeth (2015)

Review: The Martian (2015)

Review: The Martian (2015)

It’s safe to say that director Ridley Scott hasn’t had the best luck with his films of late. From the tedious Prometheus to the disastrous Exodus: Gods and Kings, Scott has struggled to regain the brilliance and gravitas that his earlier works, including Alien and Blade Runner, added to the cinematic canon. Continue reading Review: The Martian (2015)

Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

The Mission: Impossible series has lasted for almost 20 years and is one of Tom Cruise’s most recognisable roles. They aren’t groundbreaking cinema, nor are they the best films about espionage in the modern age. But what they never fail to be is an entertaining, high impact action film series, with Cruise’s headstrong performances a primary reason to revisit them again and again. Continue reading Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

Review: Trainwreck (2015)

Review: Trainwreck (2015)

In recent years Melissa McCarthy has brought to our screens a different kind of funny woman: rowdy, sex-positive, dirty-talking, and unconventional in every sense of the word. But comedienne Amy Schumer’s debut film Trainwreck embodies many of these aspects and more as she continues to drive a provocative humour that pushes many boundaries, making the film one of the funniest and more original ones this year. Continue reading Review: Trainwreck (2015)