Tag Archives: 2/5

Thoughts on… Boxing Helena (1993)

Directed by Jennifer Lynch (a familiar film business surname, being David Lynch’s daughter), Boxing Helena (1993) is one of those films that you only really want/need to watch just once. It’s meant to be a romantic mystery thriller with a body horror twist, but the film’s reputation almost precedes itself. Its synopsis is as follows: […]

Thoughts on… Showgirls (1995)

Two and a bit years of writing a film blog, and it’s finally come to this. Showgirls (1995), directed by Paul Verhoeven, is one sloppy, greasy, glittery mess of a film. Telling the story of Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley), a drifter with a talent for dance, Showgirls is about drive and passion, and clawing your […]

The Pyramid (2014): “Whatever we’re dealing with is neither benign nor merciful.”

The unrelenting terribleness of this film is neither benign nor merciful. The Pyramid (2014, dir. Grégory Levasseur) is a found footage-style supernatural thriller with Ancient Egyptian elements. Set amongst the riots in Cairo that occurred in 2013, a team of intrepid archaeologists has found a massive underground pyramid with a strange shape that makes it […]

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… The Giver (2014)

Probably one of the more forgettable book-to-film translations of the young adult literature future dystopia subgenre, The Giver (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 […]

MovieRob’s 007 December Blogathon: Casino Royale (1967)

If you love James Bond as much as I do, you have to head over to MovieRob post haste, where a most excellent blogathon is taking place – the 007 December Blogathon. I wrote this review of Casino Royale (1967) for the blogathon, and there have been lots of great posts on some of the […]

NOOOOvember: Pacific Rim (2013)

It’s November! That means it’s time for another awesomely great blogathon over at the wonderful Cara’s blog Silver Screen Serenade – NOOOOvember. The purpose of this fine blogathon is to celebrate disappointment and purge the feelings of regret and anger that arise after watching a bad film that you had high expectations for. I really […]

Magic in the Moonlight (2014): Quick-shot review!

A quirky story about a young woman who can see into the beyond, and an older man who sets out to debunk her abilities, Magic in the Moonlight (2014) is Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy slash drama slash neurotic insight into the ways that complicated people view the world. Really quick write-up for this one. […]

I Origins (2014): “I’d like to tell you the story of the eyes that changed this world.”

Sometimes the saddest thing about a film is its lost potential. I Origins (2014, dir. Mike Cahill) is a pseudo-science fiction drama film lead by Michael Pitt as Ian Gray, a grad student specialising in the field of molecular biology. Ian has an interesting fascination – ever since he was a kid, he’s loved taking […]

Pompeii (2014): “I don’t want to spend our last moments running.”

Based on the true story of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in CE 79, Pompeii (2014, dir. Paul W. S. Anderson) is a disaster film in every sense of the term. We follow Milo (Kit Harington), a Celtic gladiator who as a child witnessed the murder of his entire family and tribe by the Romans […]