Review: Sound of Metal

Director: Darius Marder Stars: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci Isolation is a persistent concern in Darious Marder's seismic awards hopeful, Sound of Metal - one of the more interesting contenders in this year's crop, as its word-of-mouth groundswell trumps the more calculated prestige trappings of most common contenders. It's the underdog in the mix. The … Continue reading Review: Sound of Metal

Review: Ready Player One

Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn The art for Ready Player One provided a set of uneasy red flags. That poster of Tye Sheridan with disproportionate legs? How did that [Street Fighter] make it past an assumed selection of screeners for approval? It spoke of laziness not ordinarily associated with Steven Spielberg. … Continue reading Review: Ready Player One

Review: Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

Watching Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, I sort of came to realise how vampires in movies and literature have always felt when they come upon a mirror or reflective surface. The film charts a year or so in the life of teenage Greg (Thomas Mann), a narcissistic self-hating clique-skirting amateur filmmaker whose main character trait … Continue reading Review: Me And Earl And The Dying Girl