Category Archive: 2017

MUDBOUND [2017]

Unfortunately messages like this need to be a part of blockbuster superhero films, as an emotional drama simply doesn’t appeal to the masses. Sad, but the reality we live in. Mudbound starts slow… Continue reading

SHORT FILM: The Mountain of SGaana [2017]

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com The Mountain of SGaana starts with a fisherman buried in his phone, until he sees the ‘mouse woman’, a character from Haida mythology, who begins to knit a spiritual… Continue reading

ZOO [2017]

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com Based on a true story circa early 1940’s Belfast, fictionalised to make for a family movie, Zoo centres around Tom, a young teen whose father has left home to… Continue reading

SWEET COUNTRY [2017]

In what could be labelled as an Outback Western, Warwick Thornton’s second foray into directing after making a splash with Samson and Delilah in 2009- another film revolving around Aboriginal struggles- is again… Continue reading

BRIGSBY BEAR [2017]

Slightly borrowing a concept from other films, this is a story founded in a world of fantasy, much like James’ favourite show, Brigsby Bear. But no one he meets has heard of his… Continue reading

THOR: RAGNAROK [2017]

2017 has seen two superhero films that I actually enjoyed. Considering that apart from The Watchmen, I’ve never enjoyed one of these films on any level, this seems quite the achievement. Even better,… Continue reading

LOGAN [2017] – AN EXERCISE IN CRITICISING MYSELF [SPOILERS]

I didn’t like this movie as much as sati would have liked, which prompted me to watch a few older X-men films, which I enjoyed surprisingly, and then this one again. Several times… Continue reading

THE SHAPE OF WATER [2017]

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Written by: Guillermo del Toro (screenplay by), Vanessa Taylor (screenplay by) Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins Surely the one of the most moving films… Continue reading

DETROIT [2017]

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow Written by: Mark Boal Starring: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Eddie Troy,  Just a touch heavy-handed, Detroit effectively gets its rather obvious point across thanks to a sharp… Continue reading

LUCKY [2017]

Directed by: John Carroll Lynch Written by:  Logan Sparks (screenplay), Drago Sumonja (screenplay) Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston Watching Lucky not long after Harry’s passing feels like a homage to… Continue reading