HANNIBAL: classy yet sleazy carnival horror (2001 in Film #3)

20 years on from the year 2001, I’m looking back at some of the films across the year which stood out as among the more interesting, and year-defining, pictures… This week, released on the weekend of February 9th, Ridley Scott’s Hannibal… One of the more telling aspects about Hannibal’s occasionally troublesome production is the fact that almost nobody,Continue reading “HANNIBAL: classy yet sleazy carnival horror (2001 in Film #3)”

ALIAS – ‘The Enemy Walks In’ (2×01 – Review)

Over the course of last year, I began my first deep-dive TV review series looking at JJ Abrams’ Alias, which ran from 2001-2006. Over the next year, I’ll be looking at Season Two’s 22-episode run in detail… The second season of Alias is, let me preface this right out of the gate, one the mostContinue reading “ALIAS – ‘The Enemy Walks In’ (2×01 – Review)”

Darkest Hour (2018)

Of all the major historical figures of the 20th century, the British have arguably mythologised Sir Winston Churchill above all others. He was the epitome of fighting, British ‘bulldog’ spirit – a powerful, legendary orator whose speeches have cascaded across the last seventy years of history as a nationalist rally against the forces of darkness.Continue reading “Darkest Hour (2018)”

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

If Rise of the Planet of the Apes was about the hubris of man bringing on its own self-destruction, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes switches the gears to focus much more heavily on ape society, and how unwitting leader of their new civilisation Caesar can rule and govern a world alongside what’s leftContinue reading “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)”