In episode 82 of The Movie Robcast, Robs Daniel and Wallis review Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn Suicide Squad spin-off.
To do full justice to the movie, its comic origins and add an important female point-of-view on this female-led movie, Rob Daniel also sits down with friend of the podcast Sarah Johnson for her take.…
In episode 70 of The Electric Shadows Podcast, Robs Daniel and Wallis set their laughing gear to discussing Todd Phillips’ Joker.
A controversial film being hailed as a masterpiece, the two Robs are baffled as to why.
They both talk about why the film left them unimpressed and non-plussed, from the slavish homage to
Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy to Joaquin Phoenix’s mannered performance.…
After all that critical adulation, it’s a punchline worthy of the Clown Prince of Crime himself that Joker isn’t very good.
We’re in early ’80s Gotham for DC’s latest movie. Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), battling mental illness, is employable only as a street clown sign-spinner for local recession-hit businesses.…
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.…
So, here goes it: Part 2 of my three-part rundown of my 2017 London Film Festival experience.
Part 1 is available here.
Call Me By Your Name
A story of sex, sculpture, and self-discovery,
Call Me By Your Name is the latest in a recent trend of achingly sensitive LGBT romantic dramas that seem to hold such an allure for me.…
Well, that wasn’t so difficult – was it?
After a series of critical misfires, it seems Warner Bros. have finally figured out what was missing from their movie-making formula: fun.
Apart from her brief but winning appearance in
Batman V Superman, this marks the long-overdue cinematic debut of perhaps the most iconic female superhero (who’s not somebody’s cousin that is). …
The Lego Batman Movie
“All important movies start with a black screen…”
If there’s one thing you can say about … The Lego Batman Movie, it’s that it’s very self-aware. Very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very self-aware.
Say what you want about
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice — and I have — it’s a film that demands critical analysis.1
A reported passion project of so-called visionary director Zack Snyder,2 the film he helped birth from development hell is in dire need of an exorcism.…
Let me get the obvious comparison out of the way (at least for the first time):…
Suicide Squad, the latest addition to the DC Cinematic Universe, is a mess; choppy and lurid counterpart where Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice — God help us — was muggy and self-serious.