The Walking Dead S9 Ep4 “The Obliged” Thoughts

*spoiler alert *spoiler alert*spoiler alert*spoiler alert*spoiler alert The penultimate episode – before our beloved Officer Rick Grimes departs this corpse infested nightmare – brought all the developing conflict to a head closely followed by its resolve, in the wake of what appears to be the (all too real) ending to our leader of nine seasons....

Sleepy Hollow (1999): The Forgotten Halloween Must-Watch

Year: 1999 Directed By: Tim Burton Cast: Johnny Depp , Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien Halloween offers many traditions for folk to sink their teeth into. Costume sparring, annual ghost tours, or even a Pagan gathering (clothing optional) in the forest out back. For me, All Hallows Eve is as nostalgic...

The Walking Dead S9 Ep3 “Warning Signs” Thoughts

*spoiler alert *spoiler alert*spoiler alert*spoiler alert*spoiler alert* All fingers point to the titular nature of S9’s third episode as Rick’s illusion of his happy campers begin to severely divide as Maggie, Daryl and Oceanside start acting upon their true feelings towards crime and punishment. Justice and betrayal prevails in Warning Signs as a civil war...

Apostle Review

Year: 2018 Directed by: Gareth Evans Starring: Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Richard Elfyn, Paul Higgins, Lucy Boynton There is a rare moment after watching a film where you sit and stare at the credits, or even pause them rolling altogether whilst wearing a perplexed expression. Your brain frantically tries to decipher the last couple of...

The Walking Dead S9 Ep2 “The Bridge” Thoughts

*spoiler alert *spoiler alert*spoiler alert*spoiler alert*spoiler alert* The survivors arrive at the second chapter of their “new beginning” where it’s evident that the tranquillity of building their harmonious future is not going to last long. This episode saw more quarrelling between the fleeting bromance that is Rick and Daryl, as well as a helicopter and...

The Walking Dead S9 Ep1 “A New Beginning” Thoughts

*spoiler alert *spoiler alert*spoiler alert*spoiler alert*spoiler alert* Taglined “Rick Grimes’ final episodes” gives The Walking Dead season nine a bittersweet beginning and a fresh start (for the most part) to the narrative that fans as forgiving as myself will accept as refreshing as Rick feels after his long overdue shower. This review does contain every...

Why The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Is Still My Number One

Year: 2001 Directed by: Peter Jackson Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Andy Serkis, John Rhys-Davies, Hugo Weaving, Liv Tyler, Dominic Monaghan As a restless ten-year-old, shuffling around the toy section at Woolworths had become an unspoken talent among youngsters, able to sail from...

Unsane Review

Horror, Thriller 2018 dir: Steven Soderbergh 20th Century Fox Claire Foy / Joshua Leonard / James Greer / Sarah Stiles / Mark Kudisch “Is she or isn’t she?” asks the tagline of Steven Soderbergh’s first horror-thriller, addressing the timeless conundrum of diagnosing one’s own sanity when no more shit could possibly hit the fan. Soderbergh’s...

Ready Player One Review

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi 2018 dir: Steven Spielberg Warner Bros. Pictures Tye Sheridan / Olivia Cooke / Ben Mendelsohn / Simon Pegg / Mark Rylance During the eighties and nineties, standing before a chunky black mirror — fingers and thumbs strategically placed over buttons — was the norm for the vintage gamer. Saturday nights resembled the...