‘Cerebral Stowaways’ – Doctor Who Flux Chapter Four: Village of the Angels

Serialised Harmony This is actually a pretty darn decent episode. Perhaps the most consistent, structured, solid and entertaining instalment to the Flux serialisation to date. There’s a lot to praise Village of the Angels for, but one of the things it does exceptionally well relates to its structure and place within a serialised story. ThisContinue reading “‘Cerebral Stowaways’ – Doctor Who Flux Chapter Four: Village of the Angels”

‘Shattering Age Old Obstacles’ – What If… Captain Carter Were The First Avenger?

What a fine time for Marvel fans to be alive. Not only are Disney firing out mountains of superhero movies year-after-year, they’re now scattering tie-in television shows all across the pop culture landscape. While the unfortunate naysayers will probably be pulling their teeth out by this stage, fans are being spoiled to the heavens andContinue reading “‘Shattering Age Old Obstacles’ – What If… Captain Carter Were The First Avenger?”

‘Pietro in the Middle’ – WandaVision 1.6 All-New Halloween Spooktacular!

Perhaps one of WandaVision’s most reoccuring feats is episode’s decision to operate as a slow burner for the most part, only for its overarching narrative and design to accelerate during each instalment’s climactic moment. The shift in direction and expansion of depth each story offers during these closing segments is impressive, especially considering just howContinue reading “‘Pietro in the Middle’ – WandaVision 1.6 All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”

‘Diaries of the Wild and Free’ – Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Sitting down to watch Birds of Prey is an interesting experience. It’s like obtaining the ability to peak into an alternative realm; as though you’re watching a piece of work broadcast from a parallel reality where Suicide Squad (2016) received numerous more rewrites before reaching the production phase. Be it the style, tone, story, orContinue reading “‘Diaries of the Wild and Free’ – Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn”

‘Battle of the Pots’ – Doctor Who 12.11: Revolution of the Daleks

Despite some of my reservations regarding the more recent episodes of Doctor Who, I found myself looking forward to 2021’s new year’s special, Revolution of the Daleks. After all, it was the first Doctor Who story we’d had in over 10 months. After such a horrible year, it was nice to be able to returnContinue reading “‘Battle of the Pots’ – Doctor Who 12.11: Revolution of the Daleks”

Trapped in Nolan’s Maze – Tenet

What’s most endearing about Christopher Nolan’s work is his ability to deliver complex concepts to his audience without dumbing them down or compromising the overall quality of the story hes trying to tell. Whether it’s the ideas driving the central plot forward, the narrative flow, or the visual/audible execution of his projects; he’s never beenContinue reading “Trapped in Nolan’s Maze – Tenet”

Gamer’s Paradise – Sonic the Movie

When Paramount Pictures dropped the first trailer for Sonic the movie, all hell broke loose. People going bananas after seeing something they don’t like is a common occurrence. Twitter likes to throw a paddy when so much as a logo font doesn’t match something they cherished from their childhoods. Nevertheless the fallout from this particularContinue reading “Gamer’s Paradise – Sonic the Movie”

Feeble Heroes – American Animals

Based upon a true story, American Animals follows four discontent college students who plotted and committed a library heist at the Transylvania University, Kentucky in 2004. What makes this event so out of the ordinary is its context. These weren’t your usual cut of criminals (if there’s such a thing). Prior to the event takingContinue reading “Feeble Heroes – American Animals”

The Hawke Rises – Mission: Impossible Fallout

Upon watching Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018), I find myself tangled between two opinions. On the one hand, the movie has left me feeling as if I’ve just experienced a masterclass in action cinema, whereas on the other, I’m a little overwhelmed at its narrative execution.  Overall I enjoyed this film, which is why I feelContinue reading “The Hawke Rises – Mission: Impossible Fallout”

Franchise Extinction – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

2015 saw one of Steven Speilberg’s most beloved blockbuster franchises return from the dead in a fashion many didn’t predict. After numerous failed attempts to keep the franchise going, the start of the 21st Century saw the Jurassic Park series take a temporary hiatus while Universal Studios tried to figure out how on earth toContinue reading “Franchise Extinction – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”