Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Director: Taika Waititi Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett Depending on how you land on Thor: Ragnarok, this is either where the lumbering Marvel Cinematic Universe really starts to unshackle itself from so much box-ticking, or the installment at which the franchise tips and, if not exactly jumps the shark, at least gets ready for … Continue reading Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Review: Kong Skull Island

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson There are movies that are greater than the sum of their parts. Movies that, in spite of inherent flaws or elements you might think would play against the whole, manage to coalesce into something better, something beautiful even. This is because a piece of … Continue reading Review: Kong Skull Island

Review: High-Rise

Spying on his mother from the vantage of the twenty-sixth floor balcony, a young boy named Toby (Louis Suc) is spotted by Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) from the balcony below. Laing asks what Toby can see through the kaleidoscope he has in his hands. Toby replies, "the future". This seemingly insignificant moment may be the central … Continue reading Review: High-Rise

Review: Exhibition

Space is a great concern in Joanna Hogg's Exhibition, in terms that are equal parts physical, psychological and, when looking at the film itself, structural. It tells the story of a couple, D (Viv Albertine) and H (Liam Gillick), both artists living in a beautiful, curious London home, itself a mini Grand Design. Slotted into bustling suburbia, their … Continue reading Review: Exhibition

Review: Only Lovers Left Alive

  With the possible exception of Harmony Korine, Jim Jarmusch is about as hipster as American independent cinema gets. It's a shame that this carries such a negative connotation, as the man has made some great films over his career, yet they have remained doggedly under the radar. Even his breakout 'hits' (Dead Man, Ghost Dog: … Continue reading Review: Only Lovers Left Alive

Review: Thor: The Dark World

There's a moment in one of the early 'Treehouse Of Horror' episodes of The Simpsons that sprang to mind while I was watching Thor: The Dark World. The Simpson family inherit an old spooky house with a host of haunted goings-on occurring within. In one room is a vortex into which Homer chucks an orange. Immediately after, … Continue reading Review: Thor: The Dark World