Review // Doctor Sleep

Adapting the works of iconic horror author Stephen King is no simple task, but writer/director Mike Flanagan makes it look easy while pulling double duty in a fitting sequel to Kubrick's horror classic. I had an odd sense of intrigue towards this film, especially with news of Flanagan being behind the camera. For those that don’t…

Review // The Lighthouse

With his 2016 feature debut The Witch, writer/director Robert Eggers established himself as a big name and has fittingly returned with The Lighthouse, a dark and stormy tale of cabin fever at its finest.  Taking place on an isolated New England island in the 1890s, The Lighthouse follows two lighthouse keepers: the experienced Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe)…

Feature // 5 Great Books Not Yet Made Into Films

Illustration by Thomas Durham A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole. An absolutely riotous picaresque comedy whose publication and success were to be in tragic circumstances. One of the biggest issues of an adaptation lies within casting the infamous Ignatius Reilly, protagonist and southern behemoth of a man. Ignatius is a middle aged, over-educated and…

Review // Chernobyl (E1-3)

It is no exaggeration to state that HBO-Sky Atlantic’s new miniseries “Chernobyl” is perhaps one of the scariest things on television right now. More than a disaster story, it’s a full on true life horror. “1:23:45” - Episode One “Do you taste metal?” The creation of Craig Mazin (writer of The Hangover Parts II &…

Review // Pokémon Detective Pikachu

When the trailer dropped for Detective Pikachu, the Pokémon franchise's first live action film, I nearly shed a tear. Never had I seen something that seemed to capture the fun, imagination and scale that this series deserved quite so well. Could Detective Pikachu finally be the first great video game film adaptation? If the first trailer dropping the same…

Feature // In Defence Of: The Phantom Menace

Illustration by Thomas Durham 1999’s Star Wars: The Phantom Menace once held the title as the most anticipated film of a generation. Sixteen long-awaited years after Return of the Jedi plus leaps and bounds in special effects, yet it was ravaged by critics upon release. But did it ever really stand a chance? The Phantom Menace is one…