The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Action/Adventure / Films

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Unlike Peter Jackson’s original Lord of the Rings trilogy, which was almost universally praised, reactions towards his Hobbit movies have been mixed. The first film, An Unexpected Journey, received its share of average to negative reviews, with some critics finding the movie overlong, self-indulgent, and most damning of all, boring. And honestly, it’s hard not to agree with these views.The … Continue reading

Carrie
Films / Horror

Carrie

Carrie is the sort of movie you watch as a teenager and enjoy without getting much out of. It’s only when you revisit it as an adult, having gained a far greater understanding of cinema, that you understand what an accomplished and brilliant movie it is. Brian de Palma’s 1976 horror movie is a fantastic … Continue reading

The Bling Ring
Comedy / Films

The Bling Ring

Sofia Coppola has always been concerned by the lifestyles of the wealthy, casting a casual eye over the disaffected and disaffecting world in which the upper classes live. Her movies – Marie Antonette, and Lost in Translation – tend to focus on the semi-absurdity of wealth and fame, often using money and status as a … Continue reading

Don Jon
Comedy / Films

Don Jon

There are certain things which have changed as the internet has grown. Social media platforms have altered the way people perceive others and portray themselves. News is now delivered through online word-of-mouth. Selfies, blogs and personal profiles have generated the generation of the ego. And porn has changed too. Porn has of course always been … Continue reading