Review – Frank

Frank is like a big group hug from the oddballs in your life.

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Television Recap: The Strain

Another series on the recap list (I’m so tired, send coffee)

Review – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Tops the predecessor while slotting in nicely with the sci-fi origins of the series

Television recap: The Leftovers

Reporting for recap duty

Review – You’re Sleeping Nicole

Beautifully understated and grumpy in that special 20-something kind of way.

Review – 22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street is the sequel to deconstruct all sequels.

Review – Tim’s Vermeer

As the brushes are set down and the paint dries, you step back from Tim’s Vermeer to discover a masterpiece of documentary filmmaking, celebrating two great thinkers connected across time by their creations.

Review – What We Do In The Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows does for vampires what This is Spinal Tap did for rock bands.

Review – Sunshine on Leith

Get your tea and biscuits ready and prepare for the pleasantries of Sunshine on Leith, a jukebox urban musical based on the music of The Proclaimers. Yes, those Scottish guys that sing that ‘500 Miles’ song you last belted out at karaoke.

Review – My Sweet Pepper Land

If you’re at drinks and someone says they saw a really good foreign film that’s a Kurdish western, but they can’t remember the name, there’s a good chance it’s My Sweet Pepper Land.

Review – The Fault In Our Stars

If a film can make you cry, does that immediately make it good? Wrestling with this quandary is what makes The Fault In Our Stars a puzzler.

Review – Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow is working from the playbook of a really good episode of The Twilight Zone that has received a Red Bull transfusion.

Television recap: Halt and Catch Fire

The new television series Halt and Catch Fire is right up my command prompt.

Review – A Million Ways to Die in the West

During the opening credits of A Million Ways to the Die in the West, Seth MacFarlane’s name appears in gigantic letters four times. Take heed of this as a warning, this film is a vanity project, but a funny bit of indulgence.

Review – X-Men: Days of Futures Past

Days of Futures Past is a jumble of mutant melodrama that’s pleasing but never wholly poignant.