I wish I was alive in the 80s. Or at least, I wish I was alive in the world of those 80s films, so knowing and righteous in their manifestations of teen problems.Read more "The Breakfast Club"
There’s a fresh joy to seeing loads of badass women being awesome, and to having a DC superhero film that doesn’t suck, but to just talk about the reasons Wonder Woman is an important film doesn’t really do much to explain why it’s a good one. And well, yeah. It’s a pretty flipping good one.Read more "Wonder Woman Review (or the metaphorical skewering of the world)"
Logan is the inevitable end point for superheroes. It’s the world after, the world where the bad guys as tall as skyscrapers and as blue as a supernova have all been defeated. The world should be a better place, right?Read more "Logan: Hating Ourselves"
There’s something magical about Welcome to Happiness, and I think by even writing this article I’m going to ruin some of that. You see, I watched Welcome to Happiness the way I never, ever watch movies. I watched it knowing absolutely nothing beforehand.Read more "Welcome to Happiness – A film for me"
I’m young and beautiful and think all old things are dumb, so I’ve never seen happy Batman. What I have seen is Christopher Nolan’s Bat-films, and Zach Snyders Bat-Mum-twist, and the Arkham videogames Bat-Punch and Kick system. Then along came Bat-Lego-Man, and the joy of adding the word Bat as a prefix to everything was revealed to me. What a wonderful joy it is.Read more "The LEGO Batman Movie"
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, apart from having one of the most confusing titles I’ve ever seen, is also just brilliant. There’s so much I could say about this movie, and the series as a whole. Its bananas how good they are. Not only in the way they tell a brand new story, but in the way they ape the classics as well. They’re masterful at creating empathy not just with the animals but with the human’s, who it could be argued are much harder to root for. There’s not a wooden actor in sight.Read more "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"