Films Ranked: M. Night Shyamalan

Film Ranking: M. Night Shyamalan Night Shyamalan has a wide range of films with a wide range of quality and having watched them all for the Success or Failure segment I am now going to rank them in terms of my favourite to least favourite (note: this is not ranked by quality, as #1 willContinue reading “Films Ranked: M. Night Shyamalan”

Film Review: The Visit (2015)

‘After the disaster that was After Earth, The Visit is a major, major leap in the right direction’ Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan The Visit, 2015 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Kathryn Hahn   After over a decade of being critically panned, M. Night ShyamalanContinue reading “Film Review: The Visit (2015)”

Film Review: The Man in the Wall (2015)

‘An impressive and intriguing opening […] [with] such a lame ending to a really slow and repetitive film’ The Man in the Wall, 2015 Directed by: Evgeny Ruman Starring: Tamar Alkan, Gilad Kahana   The Man in the Wall has an impressive and intriguing opening, where Shir (Tamar Alkan) wakes up to a neighbour whoContinue reading “Film Review: The Man in the Wall (2015)”

Film Review: Maze Runner: Scorch Trials (2015)

Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, 2015 Directed by: Wes Ball Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor, Patricia Clarkson   This film generally felt like James Dashner (the author of the novels) knew the idea for the first book and knew the idea of theContinue reading “Film Review: Maze Runner: Scorch Trials (2015)”

Film Review: Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

Insidious: Chapter 3, 2015 Directed by: Leigh Whannell Starring: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Lin Shaye   In my previous review for Insidious: Chapter 2 I noted about how I was apprehensive about Insidious having three sequels, fearing they all may be copy-and-paste versions of the first film. Chapter 2 surprised meContinue reading “Film Review: Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)”

Film Review: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Directed by: J. J. Abrams Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Ma von Sydow   A droid that doesn’t speak has in its possession some information which willContinue reading “Film Review: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)”

Film Review: Birdman: or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

And the Oscar Goes to: Birdman: or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), 2014 Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts Birdman: or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) tells the story of Riggan Thomson, played by Michael Keaton (Spotlight), an actor known famously for his portrayal asContinue reading “Film Review: Birdman: or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)”

Book Review: Echo Volume 1: Approaching Shatter (2015)

Kent Wayne, Echo Volume 1: Approaching Shatter, 2015 Kent Wayne’s first instalment of his Echo series introduces us to the characters, the life and the setting for his science fiction series. All the inhabitants reside on Echo, a planet humans have inhabited, and the novel takes place some 1,000-plus years in the future with theContinue reading “Book Review: Echo Volume 1: Approaching Shatter (2015)”