Logan (Review)

It’s interesting to think that, while Marvel’s “American” Avengers are out saving the world (but still mostly America of course), Fox’s two current tent-pole characters, Deadpool and Wolverine, who are also both Canadian, seem less concerned with saving the world than fixing more immediate problems in their own lives. While I admit I’m a huge […]

The Dead Zone (Review)

1983 was an important year for David Cronenberg. Last week I reviewed the first of his two films released that year, Videodrome, which I found to be a great artistic leap for the director from his previous features, showing instances of the narrative and (in particular) visual brilliance he is now recognised for. Given Cronenberg’s […]

Videodrome (Review)

The works of David Cronenberg have always been a draw for me, flaws and all. Given his fondness for depicting grotesque body horror, which has made me squirm on more than one occasion, it would probably be fair to assume that I am just a glutton for punishment. The real reason, however, is that The […]

Away From Her (Review)

Empathy is an essential aspect of life; one that allows us to relate to the emotions of others, even if their emotional state is something beyond that of our own experiences. Part of cinema’s magic, then, lies in its ability to grant greater insight into these experiences through its characters and the accompanying narrative. This […]