Anime Film Review: Big Fish & Begonia (2016)

Blending moments of utter tranquility with unforgiving emotional heights, Big Fish & Begonia had me floored in its opening act and kept me hooked until the very end. Unlike most of the content reviewed on this blog, I stumbled upon this film by chance and found myself in shock that it flew under my radar.

Film Review: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse is one of my favourite animated films of the last decade and I’m only 20 years old. That’s like half of my life and I’ve seen a lot of animated movies. I’m aware that having grown up on Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy had an influence on my initial desire to see this film. I’m also aware that the legacy behind the characters skewed the viewing experience so that I am more inclined to enjoy the end product. That being said, I did the same for Venom (2018) and I kind of hated that movie so lets get into it.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu: Fuzzy, Nostalgic and Great Fun

As someone who is still two phases behind in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pokémon Detective Pikachu has been the most fun I’ve had at the cinema in a long time.

Film Review: One Cut of the Dead / “Kamera o tomeru na!” (2018)

“Don’t stop shooting!”, One Cut of the Dead is the story of a low-budget filmmaker amidst a hectic zombie production when a real zombie wreaks havoc on the cast and crew. With a perfectionist, psychotic director filming a once in a lifetime scenario and a steadily growing body count, two amateur actors must fight to survive.

Film Review: Baby Driver (2017)

Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver (2017) was my film of the year when it came out. After multiple viewings, and writing an essay on its use of soundtrack, this action-packed thrill ride is a spectacle to watch. Familiar with his work on the “Cornetto Trilogy” (Shaun of the Dead, Hot FuzzThe World’s End) and cult comic adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Wright is recognisable for his use of rapid editing, breakneck pacing and visually vibrant colour pallete.

With a plethora of videos online discussing the use of editing, costume and cinematography of the film, Baby Driver has become one of the most talked about movies of the last few years. Let’s find out why.