Captain Fantastic: A Coming of Age Movie in Reverse

Director Matt Ross defies narrative expectations, ignoring any typical “fish out of water” storylines and avoiding any stereotypical jokes that accentuate how cut-off from societal norms the family have become… Read More Captain Fantastic: A Coming of Age Movie in Reverse

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Chappie (Belated Review)- “A Cluster-fuck for the ages”

4/5 I personally reject the basic idea of a “guilty pleasure”- if you enjoy something, why should you feel ashamed about enjoying it? Yet Chappie is that rare thing- a movie that perfectly encapsulates the “guilty pleasure” genre, something that I feel bad for enjoying due to it being a narrative and stylistic mess, but… Read More Chappie (Belated Review)- “A Cluster-fuck for the ages”

Fifty Shades of Grey (Belated Review): “Makes sex look boring”

2/5 In Nineteen Eighty Four, one of the defining novels of 20th century literature, George Orwell describes a totalitarian state where the working classes (or “proles” as they are dubbed in the novel) are kept ignorant of the higher classes oppressing them, with the state manufacturing cheap pornography in bulk to keep them in a… Read More Fifty Shades of Grey (Belated Review): “Makes sex look boring”