THE WITCHING HOUR: I’m peeved about Hollywood remaking The Craft.

I have to admit that my heart shattered a little this morning when I saw the latest victim of the Hollywood remake machine: 90s cult classic The Craft. I saw The Craft for the first time about eight years ago. I went through a mild obsession with the occult alongside one of my best friends when I was about thirteen and this movie was our … Continue reading THE WITCHING HOUR: I’m peeved about Hollywood remaking The Craft.

Awards season: decadence or deserved?

Every year, the film industry is granted two months in which the geniuses of decades past and present are celebrated and brought to the forefront of pop culture. However, as awards season draws to a close, the criticisms intensify once again, all following a similar line of argument: is this all simply a spectacle of self-congratulation validated by the media? After all, the Academy Awards … Continue reading Awards season: decadence or deserved?

Review – Unbroken (2014)

Director: Angelina Jolie Cast: Jack O’Connell, Finn Wittrock, Takamasa Ishihara, Garrett Hedlund Length: 137 minutes Country: USA Rating: 3/5 Unbroken is the much-hyped sophomore effort from Hollywood heavyweight Angelina Jolie and her first English-language effort following her Bosnian War-set romantic drama In The Land of Blood and Honey in 2011. To do justice to the incredible life of the recently-deceased Olympic athlete and war hero … Continue reading Review – Unbroken (2014)