Movie Review: Django Unchained

Mar 21st, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 5 min read

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of five. The revenge fantasy never seems to get old for Quentin Tarantino, but he finds new and original ways to work out what must be a mountain of anger issues. Unstinting on the bloodshed as ever, Django Unchained is a powerful tale with a more tender core this time: a moving love story.

Review: Hitchcock

Feb 12th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 6 min read

Verdict: Four stars out of five. Movie buffs will love this movie about a movie, and possibly the most influential director of them all. But it is not simply the story of one man’s battle with the studios and the censors to get his film made. Instead, it is about the key relationship behind it all: Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville.

Review: Zero Dark Thirty

Jan 17th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 5 min read

Verdict: Four out of five stars. Chilling and gut-wrenching, the tension never lets up, even though you already know the outcome. It’s all centred on a powerhouse performance from Jessica Chastain, helped by an outstanding supporting cast that includes James Gandolfini and Mark Strong.

Review: Silver Linings Playbook

Jan 13th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 7 min read

Verdict: Four out of five stars. Despite the Hollywood-ised ending, Silver Linings Playbook proves worthy of its eight Oscar nominations with a nuanced, moving and often very funny examination of not just mental illness, but the things that drive us to the brink of breakdown.

Argo, Ben Affleck

Review: Argo

Nov 13th, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 5 min read

Verdict: Four out of five stars. Ben Affleck has truly come into his own as a director with a film that is part spy thriller, part black comedy, part history lesson. Deeply moving and very funny too, the excellent cast and Affleck’s confident directing makes Argo a must see.