The Big Short, Our Brand Is Crisis and the mistake in talking down to audiences

The following piece discusses The Big Short and Our Brand Is Crisis in detail, including references to the films’ final moments. Both films are based on real life events and in both cases it is relatively easy to see the direction in which they are going. But if you would rather not risk any spoilers … Read more

Room review

Director Lenny Abrahamson doesn’t appear to like making things easy for himself. His 2014 film Frank rested heavily on a number of complex emotions being conveyed by a character, played by Michael Fassbender, who wore a paper mache head for almost the entirety of the film. And his latest, the emotionally wrought Room, features characters who are, … Read more

A Guide to the Film References in Django Unchained

Much like many of Tarantino’s previous films Django Unchained is filled to the brim with film references. Below I’ve attempted to guide you through some of these references and links to other films. The following is in no way definitive but hopefully provides some answers for those wondering what Tarantino was referencing in Django Unchained. Also, most importantly, … Read more

The Best Films of 2015

This year I was invited to vote in a variety of awards and polls of the best films of the year, each with their own specific rules regarding what was and wasn’t eligible. First was the Online Film Critics Society, an organisation which I have been a member of for three years now. Their awards were announced … Read more