Deadpool Review

We got our first taste of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in 2009, with his appearance as the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But this iteration was considered something of a slap in the face to the character and its fans. The wise-cracking mercenary-turned-(not-quite-a)-superhero had his mouth sewn shut in that film and whilst some may … Read more

The Green Inferno Review

Taking its name from the film within the film in Ruggero Deodato’s brutal 1980 picture, Cannibal Holocaust, The Green Inferno is Eli Roth’s latest, provocative sideswipe at modern America, viewed through the somewhat distorting prism of a schlocky horror movie. The Green Inferno opens with a beautiful shot of the Amazonian forest, which is quickly … Read more

A guide to the film and television references in The Hateful Eight

Ever since Quentin Tarantino began writing and directing movies he’s been sprinkling references to his favourite films and television series throughout his work. Whether it’s a borrowed plot, a character name, a particular piece of framing or a certain costuming choice, there are enough breadcrumbs leading to Tarantino’s favourite media to possibly leave you feeling somewhat … Read more

Festival de Cannes 2016

Festival de Cannes 2016

This will be my sixth year covering the Cannes Film Festival and as with previous years, I will be heading to the festival with a schedule filled with numerous clashes and a lot of high hopes. You will be able to read reviews and interviews from me from the festival at Flickreel and I will also be posting … Read more