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American Myth-Busting in BlacKkKlansman

Spike Lee is both a biographer and interrogator, infiltrating confederate belief systems that perpetuate American myths and how they endure in our culture.

Pig Little Lies

To live in a capitalist culture, you have to live a lie, that’s the gambit of the brilliant Okja.

The gods and monsters of Alien: Covenant

Leverages the franchise’s canon into bold, existential ideas about artificial intelligence and the relationship between gods and monsters; fathers and sons.

The Best Films of 2013

The opening paragraph of a best films list is usually a time for critic to muse on how difficult it is to fit all their favourites into a list or the frivolity of… Continue reading

The Week In Fist Pumps

Hello ridiculously good looking reader. It’s time for another bite from crumpet that is The Week in Fist Pumps which features thing making me happy outside the cinema. A combination of fist pumps… Continue reading

The Week in Fist Pumps

Another week down and here’s a whole bunch of stuff that made me attempt a backflip over the past seven days. What’s making you happy this week? Let me know in the comments… Continue reading

The Week In Fist Pumps

Time for another edition of The Week In Fist Pumps where I celebrate the things that are making me happy this week. Let me know what’s making you happy this week in the… Continue reading

The Week In Fist Pumps

Ahoy hoy and congratulations! You made it through another week of floating through space and here are the things that have been making the little blue ball we live on a better place… Continue reading

The Week In Fist Pumps

Another week has come to a close and lots of new goodies to enjoy. What’s making you happy this week? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @popcornjunkies. Here’s the… Continue reading

The Week in Fist Pumps

In an attempt to correct the karmic disarray of my life I’ve decided to finish off the working week by shining the spotlight on a few things that are making me happy outside… Continue reading

Review – The Way Way Back

Time to get something off my chest; coming-of-age films can be frustrating. Everyone has mixed memories about the teenage experience and it’s hard not to buy into the nostalgia filmmaker’s plop onto the… Continue reading

Review – Pacific Rim

The essence of sugar powered cereal and Saturday morning cartoons is bottled up and attached to fireworks, and the resulting explosion of joy is ‘Pacific Rim’. Director/co-writer Guillermo del Toro has created a… Continue reading

Review – Star Trek Into Darkness

The Star Trek franchise has always been known for its thoughtfulness while being grounded in the human experience of scientific endeavors and exploration; the core of all great science fiction. Director JJ Abrams… Continue reading

Review – A Good Day to Die Hard

A bad omen at the start of any film is when main plot details are dropped by a news report and in the opening seconds of ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ there’s… Continue reading

Review – Sleepwalk with Me

The great love of one man’s life is wavering between his career and his partner in ‘Sleepwalk with Me’, a film that expertly paddles through the complicated subconscious and repressed feelings of a… Continue reading