Film Review: The Darkest Minds (2018)

‘A rinse-and-repeat series of clichés from a dying genre’ The Darkest Minds, 2018 Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie   For as much love as I the Harry Potter franchise, it unfortunately must be the sole area of blame for the Young Adult (YA) genre’s direction in the two-decades-plusContinue reading “Film Review: The Darkest Minds (2018)”

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: The Maze Runner (2014)

The Maze Runner, 2014 Directed by: Wes Ball Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson   The Maze Runner, the latest young-adult novel adapted for the big screen, stars Dylan O’Brien (American Assassin) as Thomas, who wakes up one day inside a box, surrounded by a host of other young males,Continue reading “Film Review: The Maze Runner (2014)”