The Book Thief (2013) Review

The Holocaust is an event that has been covered in many different ways in various movies. It is an event that lends itself to different approaches; consisting of various individuals, pieces and moments that make up the complete picture. That means that we can get a dark, starkly realistic portrayal, like Schindler’s List or a more mystical, fantastical view like that in Life is Beautiful. It can be at the front of the centre of the movie – being the main strand that ties all elements together or be in the background, playing out behind the scenes as another story unravels. … Continue reading The Book Thief (2013) Review

The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Review

The Avengers was event cinema. It was a moment where Marvel caught lightning in a bottle, managing to execute a plan that was years in the making and combined big stars, a large story, a shared universe and culminated in one of the best movies – let alone greatest superhero movie – of all time. It was going to be an almost impossible task to try to recreate that again with the same success but recreate it they did – only that is the actual problem with The Avengers sequel. Any sequel needs to take what worked before and expand upon … Continue reading The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Review