Chasing After Eden: A Review of “Logan”

(This review contains spoilers) Everyone knows superheroes. They have an ethical code and boundaries they will not cross. They think of others before themselves. They have their flaws, but learn from their mistakes. Sometimes they lose their way, but they find the strength to rediscover their road. And they always save the day. Logan, known … Continue reading Chasing After Eden: A Review of “Logan”

X Marks The Spot: Reviewing A Franchise, Part 2

In the buildup to the release of Logan, Hugh Jackman’s much-touted swan song as the Wolverine, I decided to rewatch the entire X-Men movie franchise. Reviewing it wasn’t part of the plan, but I found myself spontaneously writing one off-the-cuff for the first film. After that it only seemed fair to do the same for … Continue reading X Marks The Spot: Reviewing A Franchise, Part 2

X Marks The Spot: Reviewing A Franchise, Part 1

In the buildup to the release of Logan, Hugh Jackman's much-touted swan song as the Wolverine, I decided to rewatch the entire X-Men movie franchise. Reviewing it wasn't part of the plan, but I found myself spontaneously writing one off-the-cuff for the first film. After that it only seemed fair to do the same for … Continue reading X Marks The Spot: Reviewing A Franchise, Part 1

Holmes For The Holidays

My entertainment this holiday season was more or less split into two parts. It was a time to sit down with two of my favourite British cultural icons, Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter. Let me review the first here; I'll get to Harry later. *** Sherlock First up, I treated myself to the Series 1 … Continue reading Holmes For The Holidays

I Believe I’ve Captured Something of Your Likeness: “The Adventures of Tintin”

A young man sits for his portrait by a street cartoonist. The artist notes that his subject looks familiar and asks if he's drawn him before. Finally, he finishes his work and hands the drawing over. "I believe I've captured something of your likeness," he says proudly. And indeed he has, with the perfectly oval … Continue reading I Believe I’ve Captured Something of Your Likeness: “The Adventures of Tintin”

Lights, Camera, Character: A Review of “Super 8”

It's 1979. Four boys are busy making an amateur zombie film with their Super 8 camera and plenty of ambition. Joe, in charge of makeup and sound, struggles to reconnect with his father after his mother's death and come to terms with the fact that she's no longer in his life. But when the guerilla … Continue reading Lights, Camera, Character: A Review of “Super 8”

What A Busy Afterlife You’re Having: A Review of “Sherlock Holmes”

The side of a wooden crate fills the frame. White painted letters beside helpful directional arrows read "This Way Up". Then the camera angle moves--downwards. Suddenly, the ground and the sky have shifted positions. Robert Downey, Jr. in Victorian clothes chases a big bruiser near the harbour. They're running upside-down. The camera dances and whirls … Continue reading What A Busy Afterlife You’re Having: A Review of “Sherlock Holmes”