Category Archives: Reviews

Review: The Post

The Post Trailer The President of the United States crows about “fake news”. His advisors speak on “alternative facts”. The most popular news websites peddle clickbait, sports journalism has been reduced to “Fan TV” shouting matches, and the video game industry buys good … Continue reading

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The Hobbit, Chapter-By-Chapter: A Short Rest

“A Short Rest” is just that: short. With the exception of “The Gathering Of The Clouds”, it’s the shortest chapter in the story, a transitionary affair between the introductory section of the adventure and the more dark and grim stuff … Continue reading

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Review: Coco

Coco Trailer When one talks about Pixar, there are a few things that always come up. Toy Story tends to dominate conversations. The first ten minutes of Up are fondly remembered. WALL-E is regarded as one of the greatest films … Continue reading

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The Hobbit, Chapter-By-Chapter: Roast Mutton

Here’s a curious chapter title. “An Unexpected Party” wasn’t all that unusual, foreshadowing an exciting incident at the beginning of the story, but “Roast Mutton”? What could a method of cooking sheep have to do with the quest for the … Continue reading

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Review: Molly’s Game

Molly’s Game Trailer So, let’s start 2018 off shall we? And what better way to start off 2018 in film, considering the dominant story in film news today, than one headlined by a woman? Jessica Chastain is an actress I … Continue reading

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The Hobbit, Chapter By Chapter: An Unexpected Party

Over seven years ago, upon receiving a nice new edition of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings, I started a chapter-by-chapter analysis that has become probably the most read thing on this site (and you can check it all … Continue reading

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The Villain Checklist: Consequences

And so we reach the final curtain. We have followed the villain’s path through introductions, evolutions and action, and even the final defeat (if they are to be defeated). But there remains one final thing to go over, and that … Continue reading

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