Category thoughts on film

Thoughts on… Super Size Me (2004)

I recently re-watched Super Size Me (2004, dir. Morgan Spurlock), a documentary film about our troubled relationship with a certain red and yellow fast food restaurant chain, and one man’s quest to push his body to the limit of its saturated fat intake. A synopsis: While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan […]

Thoughts on… Preservation (2014)

A horror film that loves pandering to cliches of the genre, Preservation (2014, dir. Christopher Denham) is a tense watch but is ultimately a bit of a mess. Its synopsis is as follows: An anesthesiologist must awaken her animal instincts when she, her husband, and her brother-in-law become the quarry of unseen hunters who want […]

Thoughts on… Jurassic World (2015)

Probably one of my more anticipated films of 2015, Jurassic World (2015, dir. Colin Trevorrow) is the fourth in a series of dinosaur adventures that began with Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg back in 1993. The plot is as follows: 22 years after the original Jurassic Park failed, the new park (also known as […]

Thoughts On… Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

Probably one of the nerdiest films ever, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010, dir. Edgar Wright) is based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley; telling the story of bass-playing nerd Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), who has fallen in love with the mysterious Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), but finds that before they are […]

Thoughts on… Interstellar (2014)

Another of director Christopher Nolan’s science fiction epics, Interstellar (2014) tells of a strange future Earth that has experienced an environmental catastrophe leading to large-scale food shortages. As a result of this disaster, a crew of astronauts must explore the universe to find an alternate home for the citizens of Earth, where resources are abundant. […]

Blindspot 2015: Chinatown (1974)

Here’s another of my Blindspot films – films which I have identified as a blind spot in my watch list, films that I probably should have seen already but have finally committed to actually watching in 2015. I recently watched Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1974), a neo-noir mystery film starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Its […]

Thoughts On… Jumanji (1995)

A childhood classic for every 90s kid, Jumanji (1995, dir. Joe Johnston) is based on the children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. When Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce) find a mysterious and magical board game in their new house, they unwittingly release a man from within it; Alan Parrish […]

Thoughts on… The Giver (2014)

Probably one of the more forgettable book-to-film translations of the young adult literature future dystopia subgenre, The GiverĀ (2014, dir. Phillip Noyce) tells of a future society without colour, conflict, or personal identity; a monochromatic Nineteen Eighty Four-type arrangement where each member of society is assigned a job and a singular purpose for life, at age […]

Thoughts On… Godzilla (2014)

This was a film that I was slightly hyped about for quite a long time. For some reason, though, I never went to see it in cinemas. Which may or may not be a shame, as I ended up watching it instead on a tiny airplane screen. Godzilla (2014, dir. Gareth Edwards) is, as you […]

Thoughts On… Quantum of Solace (2008)

The twenty second James Bond film, and the second for Daniel Craig as the infamous secret agent, Quantum of Solace (2008) is probably best known for its overtly flowery title which a lot of people didn’t really understand. The story is as follows: James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious […]