Review: Free Fire

Director: Ben Wheatley Stars: Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer Made in quick succession with last year's anarchic J.G. Ballard adaptation High-Rise, Free Fire finds Ben Wheatley in looser form. Where High-Rise evoked the rise of Thatcherite Britain and the societal divisions that blossomed from that rotten seed, Free Fire is less consciously political, despite the central conceit … Continue reading Review: Free Fire

Review: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

The image above encapsulates one of the (many) problems with Burr Steers' totally unnecessary adaptation of the novelty book Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. Firstly, the film's chief plus point is also featured. The women here are just as capable as their male counterparts and frequently more so; training, arming and defending themselves against the zombie hoards … Continue reading Review: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

Review: On The Road

I read Jack Kerouac’s On The Road around five years ago, mostly whilst sat on a kick stool manning the counter at a dead-end job in an off-licence, pouring through the pages of novels in the long gaps between customers. Reading it, those dreary walls were peeled away, and limitless horizons replaced them. Never one … Continue reading Review: On The Road