Gangster movies have taken many forms over the years. While they used to be rather common, their frequency has slowed down greatly in recent times. Resurrected by the man perhaps best known for the genre, The Irishman is a new film from Martin Scorsese. Masterfully crafted and beautifully told, this is undoubtedly a storytelling triumph.Continue reading
Playing with audience expectations has long been a strong tool used for tales that dive beyond the surface. Some filmmakers have been able to craft deeply intriguing storylines by intentionally avoiding the answers to certain questions, slowly feeding the audience segments of the truth. Co-written and directed by Julius Onah, Luce is a film that utilises a modern societal backdrop to deliver an expertly crafted, character-focused narrative.Continue reading
Blending genres is not an easy task. Putting too much humour into a serious film can emphatically ruin it. With this in mind, creators that can do it successfully are able to create truly special stories. Directed by Daniel Scheinert, The Death of Dick Long is a movie that, for the most part, successfully fuses black comedy with drama, resulting in an unquestionably wild ride.Continue reading
This article contains spoilers for Breaking Bad. Read at your own risk.
While they used to be much different, the line between television and cinema has become very vague in the past decade. In fact, recently, the small screen has been a prime avenue for telling stories that are just as rich as those seen in the theatre. Leaping into film, El Camino is a highly successful addendum to one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Albeit a little unnecessary, Vince Gilligan has done a superb job in closing out the story of former drug cook/dealer Jesse Pinkman.Continue reading
In order to cater to wide appeal, most cinematic releases are led by righteous protagonists. Within the comic book genre especially, the majority of movies have focused on heroes. Attempting to break the mould, Joker is a film that takes us on the journey of a troubled man descending into total madness. What we have here is perhaps best described as a character study created for mainstream audiences.Continue reading