The Big Short (Review): “Piss Poor”

The Big Short is a big missed opportunity for some incendiary filmmaking, its simplification of the financial world for the mainstream audience ensuring we never get fully under the skin of a tale that should make our generation rightfully angry.… Read More The Big Short (Review): “Piss Poor”

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The Equalizer (Review): “Not Gritty enough to be convincing or cheesy enough to be fun”

2.5/5 The most interesting thing about The Equalizer, the unwanted big-screen reboot of the Edward Woodward starring 80’s TV series, is purely a coincidence. It’s the confirmation that, for the first time since the twin cold war and action movie booms of the 1980’s, Russians are the go-to nationality to choose as villains in Hollywood… Read More The Equalizer (Review): “Not Gritty enough to be convincing or cheesy enough to be fun”

DVD/BLU-RAY Reviews: Prisoners/ About Time

Recently, when trying to come up with new names for genres, the media has been insistent on taking any verb or noun and following it with the word “porn”. There’s been torture porn, with the inane “Saw” and “Hostel” franchises; there’s been poverty porn, with current TV hit “Benefits Street”, and now it’s time for… Read More DVD/BLU-RAY Reviews: Prisoners/ About Time