PODCAST: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, & Darkest Hour [Electric Shadows]

In Episode 37 of The Electric Shadows Podcast, Robs Daniel & Wallis look at one of the best films of the year and a contender for one of the worst.

Impressing them is Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.…

REVIEW: Good Time & The Post

Good Time

4 Stars (4 / 5)
This seedy, ‘70s-inspired crime thriller from the Safdie Brothers might equally be called “Bad Decisions”.

It’s certainly a bad decision for hustler Connie Nikas (Robert Pattinson) to yank his developmentally-disabled brother Nick (Ben Safdie) out of therapy and bring him along on a bank robbery.…

PODCAST: Star Wars: The Last Jedi [Electric Shadows]

Robs Daniel & myself take a brief look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi in this pint-sized podcast. Primarily because they wanted to throw their hat into the ring regarding the current fan fury over Rian Johnson’s Star Wars movie. We’ll do a full review when the Blu-ray comes out in 2018.

PODCAST: Our top 10 films of 2017 [Electric Shadows]

Rob Daniel and myself do a proper Universe crossover, running through their respective films of the year lists, scoring them and coming up with a definitive Electric Shadows and Of All The Film Sites Top 10 Films of 2017.

It’s the only Top 10 you’ll need this year.…

PODCAST: Reservoir Dogs at 25 [Electric Shadows]

For this special Reservoir Dogs 25th Anniversary episode, Rob Daniel and myself are joined once more by Ian Bird. You’ll remember Ian from his wise words on the JFK podcast.

Together we dissect Quentin Tarantino’s sensational debut, discussing its strengths, characters, themes and controversial use of language.…

My 15 Best Films of 2017 (& 5 of the Worst)

Well, it’s that time of the year again, namely the end; a time for rundowns and summations, a time for best ofs and worst ofs, when the generally indifferent just slips away.

2017 has, on the whole, been an exceptional year for film or at least the type of films I tend to enjoy; which is to say, ones about with sensitive characters experiencing lots of little feelings.…

PODCAST: Justice League [Electric Shadows]

In episode 33 of The Electric Shadows Podcast, myself and Rob Daniel take a look at Justice League. And, you know what? We find stuff to like in there!

Sure, it’s a mess and clearly the work of two different people.…

RETROSPECTIVE: The L-Shaped Room [DVD/BluRay]

Edwardian hypocrisy and post-war deprivation are the order of the day in Brian Forbes’ The L-Shaped Room.

Based on Lynne Reid Banks’ book of the same name, the film follows Jane (an Oscar-nominated Leslie Caron), a twenty-seven year-old French émigré who arrives in early-60s London.…

PODCAST: Blade Runner 2049, Orient Express, & Thor: Ragnarok [Electric Shadows]

Episode 32 of The Electric Shadows Podcast is a bumper round-up as Rob Daniel & myself take a belated look at Blade Runner 2049, deduce what we think of Murder on the Orient Express, and lay the hammer down on Thor: Ragnarok.

REVIEW: Paddington 2

4 Stars (4 / 5)

 

That adventurous, well-mannered British bear has returned to the big screen1… and not a moment too soon!

The first Paddington was, for me, an unexpected delight, delivering one of the biggest laughs of any film in 2014.…