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

Eyes Wide Shut
Drama / Films

Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut received a lot of attention upon its release. Kubrick’s bizarre sex odyssey was separated from the rest of his filmography by a 12 year gap – the director hadn’t made a movie since Full Metal Jacket in 1987, and critics were keen to see what had brought the reclusive Kubrick out of hibernation. This focus was further … Continue reading

Pan’s Labyrinth
Films / Horror / Thriller

Pan’s Labyrinth

Ask someone today about fairy tales, and they’ll probably describe simple children’s stories; fantasies about princesses and monsters which contain no real sense of threat or danger – just little fictions to help babies sleep at night. The prince will always save the day, the witch will always be vanquished, and the kingdom will always … Continue reading