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
(4 / 5)
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.…
(3.5 / 5)
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
(3 / 5)
“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.…
(3.5 / 5)
It’s safe to say we live in a Golden Age of superhero films, and, as with all renaissances, there comes with this a certain pressure, a certain set of standards.
Nowadays a superhero film has to be about more than simply believing a man can fly: we need to believe in them as human beings.…