Review: Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) – Pick Your Team Wisely

There has been a recurring theme in Marvel's latest offerings in that entertainment comes from conflict so having the films central characters at each others throats makes for good drama, therefore good entertainment. I also believe this is where Marvel has been making its significant blunders as of late. Conflict needs to be earned, there …

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Review: I Kill Giants (2018) – Fear Makes Children Do The Darndest Things

It's pretty clear from the outset that despite the interesting title, the playful trailer and the occasional step into the fantastical, this isn't a film about giants at all.  In fact while other films clamour to this idea that kids are indestructible beacons of hope, I Kill Giants brings them down to earth by diving …

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Review: A Simple Favor (2018) – You Bring Out The Best In Me

You know that friend that pushes you out of your comfort zone and teaches you to do things you never thought you would? If the answer is yes then you might connect to this black comedy thriller. If you haven't it might connect with your adventurous side as you seek out the wild side in …

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Review: Maniac Season 1 (2018) – Connection Interrupted

Plenty of time these days is devoted to discussing the idea that high brow storytelling is moving to the small screen and streaming services where there is more of a demand for complex storytelling and sprawling narratives. Maniac is such a series but in a way its a trilogy of films that never would have …

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Review: Sierra Burgess is a Loser (2018) – My Friends are the Most Interesting Thing About Me

In the last few years teen movies have sought to make its main characters complete while claiming to be coming of age stories leaving no room whatsoever for its characters to manouvere. Sierra Burgess is a Loser doesn't do this. It acknowledges right off the bat that she isn't the perfect kid her parents think …

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Review: Destination Wedding (2018) – Embrace The Change You Hate To See

It doesn't take the most cynical mind to see that the world is becoming a colder place. While fear in film is nothing new it is usually countered by a sense of optimism or hope. The idea that things do get better despite the disappointment and unrest that percolate our everyday lives is one Hollywood …

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Review: Jack Ryan Season 1 (2018) – Terrorism by Numbers

When developing a character such as Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) for the screen you have to be careful not to make him too capable or smart because he serves the role of everyman despite being able to foil terrorists and enemies of America while still being the guy you could go down the …

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Review: The Innocents Season 1 (2018) – Inside, Looking Out

When we first meet June McDaniel (Sorcha Groundsell) all we know is shes a girl struggling with her fathers' overprotective nature, a girl struggling to be normal while under the thumb of someone else. What we come to know about June is that the word normal should never be used in the same sentence as …

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