Movie Review: TENET

Tenet is the first film in which Christopher Nolan winks to the audience that he, too, understands what a Christopher Nolan film is. How else to explain that John David Washington’s lead character is not just referenced as The Protagonist, but he describes himself as such at multiple points during the film. Washington’s mysterious, super-trained,Continue reading “Movie Review: TENET”

From the Vault #22: THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

From 2012 onwards, before developing this blog, I wrote a multitude of reviews on the website Letterboxd. In this irregular series called From the Vault, I’m going to haul these earlier reviews out of mothballs and re-purpose them here. This one, timed as Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen arrives in cinemas, is from August 18th, 2015…Continue reading “From the Vault #22: THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (2015)”

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

One suspects in the future, when people talk about The Cloverfield Paradox, they may wonder if the title was intentionally ironic. The paradox of Julius Onah’s picture doesn’t lie in the alternate realities or particle accelerators in space that its plot propagates, rather in quite how unsuccessfully a promising spec script was ported into theContinue reading “The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)”