Westworld.

When a film promises rogue cowboy robots, there is destined to be a particularly high level of enjoyment. Westworld explores the chaos that follows when the robots that operate on a futuristic, fantasy amusement park suffer a serious malfunction. The film opens with an advertisement for ‘Delos’ the amusement park that costs guests $1000 dollars … Continue reading

Buffalo ’66.

Vincent Gallo has always been a controversial figure. He is remarkably unpopular with some particular critics and film writers and his dramatic criticism of legendary film critic Roger Ebert left Gallo lacking in credibility. His filmography is still quite young and fresh and there is room for growth. Having only directed a small handful of … Continue reading

Religulous.

A documentary that explores religion, faith and human kind’s ability to believe or deceive ourselves when it comes to God, Religulous is a tricky film to even begin to review. The subject provokes strong reactions from almost all of us; whether atheist, agnostic or theist. Despite personal opinion and belief, the only way to analyse this film … Continue reading

Behind the Candelabra.

Being only two decades old, there was something about Michael Douglas’ performance in Behind the Candelabra that I was never going to fully understand. Archive footage of documentaries and performances are the only experience and knowledge I have of the real Liberace. Steven Soderbergh’s latest release was turned down by movie studios in America as nobody seemed to want … Continue reading

The Purge.

When the premise of a film is so intriguing and original, there is an immediate pressure upon the project and its delivery. When it is a good idea that forms the base of a movie, everything piled upon it has to be equally sturdy in order for an audience to accept and enjoy what they … Continue reading

Sleepers.

When one great performance dominates a film, such as Dustin Hoffman’s portrayal of Raymond Babbitt in Rain Man, it is not easily forgotten. Yet, occasionally, when several great actors unite in a piece of work and consistently balance and complement one another, it is often the case that we forget such a film as there was not … Continue reading

Museum Re-Vamp.

I was recently lucky enough to be invited to a blogger’s evening event at The National Media Museum in Bradford. A group of 15-25 of us were treated to an exclusive after hours look around the two exhibitions that the museum is currently hosting and were given a literal taste of what the new dining … Continue reading