Tag Archives: 2.5/5

Blindspot 2017: Sucker Punch (2011)

Zack Snyder’s fifth film and his first foray as the triple threat of director, producer, and writer, Sucker Punch is a story about badass females seeking to escape disempowerment; a fantasy within a fantasy, a multilayered narrative of young women fighting against oppression and abuse. The film’s synopsis is as follows: A young girl (Emily […]

Inferno (2016): “Seek, and find.”

Infer-nope. Inferno (2016), directed by Ron Howard, is the third film based on Dan Brown’s original novels about the adventures of renowned/fictitious Harvard professor and symbologist, Robert Langdon. The film’s synopsis is as follows: When Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity […]

Thoughts on… Michael Jackson: Moonwalker (1988)

A collection of short films about iconic singer Michael Jackson (believe it or not), Michael Jackson: Moonwalker (1988) is one of the weirder films I’ve had the fortune to watch. Filled to the brim with strange imagery and stories that are loosely interlinked, Moonwalker is like a volcanic explosion of nostalgia that is incredibly difficult […]

Thoughts on… Frozen (2013)

A juggernaut of children’s cinema now embedded in our pop culture landscape forevermore,¬†Frozen¬†(2013) entered the public consciousness with a very loud bang. Telling the story of two royal young women with different paths in life, its synopsis is as follows: When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice […]

Zardoz (1974): “Go forth, and kill!”

Originally posted on FILM GRIMOIRE:
One of the worst films of all time? Maybe. John Boorman’s Zardoz (1974) ponders the ethics of technological and societal advancement. Zed (Sean Connery) is a savage warrior whose society is bred for the purpose of killing. When Zed hides within a giant flying stone head (?), he mingles with…

300: Rise of an Empire (2014): “Only the gods can defeat the Greeks.”

The highly anticipated sequel to 300 (2007), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014, dir. Noam Murro) is an action-packed historical war film loosely based on the events of the Battles of Artemisium and Salamis, in the year 480 BCE. It follows the Greek general Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton), as the Greeks seek to defend their democracy […]

Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon: The Pleasure Garden (1925)

An awesome blogathon focusing on the genius of Alfred Hitchcock is happening over at The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger and Movierob! Pretty much every film that Hitchcock ever had a hand in creating is being reviewed, in honour of what would have been his 115th birthday on August 13th. You can read all […]

Mommie Dearest (1981): “No wire hangers, ever!”

Based on the memoirs of Joan Crawford’s daughter Christina, Mommie Dearest (1981, dir. Frank Perry) tells the story of the legendary actress’ relationship, or lack thereof, with her children. It begins with Crawford longing for a child, but as she is unable to become pregnant, she decides to adopt; first a girl, then a boy. […]

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992): “I am the monster that breathing men would kill.”

There have been lots of interesting and not-so-interesting films about vampires lately. The teenage vampire craze may have died down, but recently I chose to watch a vampire film made way before the craze began. If you’ve read the original book by Bram Stoker, then the plot of this film will be of no surprise. […]

In Bruges (2008): “We shall strike a balance between culture and fun.”

It’s in Belgium. In Bruges (2008, dir. Martin McDonagh) is a black comedy starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and towards the end, Ralph Fiennes. It follows two Irish hitmen, Ray (Farrell) and Ken (Gleeson), as they’re sent on an assignment to Bruges by their gangster boss, Harry (Fiennes). Hilarity ensues as Ray and Ken explore […]