The Leftovers: season two review

Where does one begin with The Leftovers? It’s safe to say it’s like no other show out there. For sure, it has shades of other shows, mostly drama. But there’s a lot in there, and a lot that’ll go over your head (it did mine). It’s also maddeningly infuriating too. As viewers and consumers and… Continue reading The Leftovers: season two review

Exodus: Gods and Kings – a lengthy, CGI-driven letdown

I’ll tell you one thing about Christian Bale, the guy can rock a formidable beard when he wants to. It is telling when my first comment about Ridley Scott’s latest swords and sandals epic is a quip about Bale’s beard. Before I go on an extended rant of sorts it’s worth saying first, Exodus: Gods… Continue reading Exodus: Gods and Kings – a lengthy, CGI-driven letdown

Life of Pi – the taming of Richard Parker

Last time I had to watch an actor carry a movie on his lonesome at sea was a bearded Tom Hanks screaming ‘Wilson!’. Instead of a volleyball, here we get first-time actor Suraj Sharma, spending his time warily circling an incredibly well-realised CGI tiger. Based on a 2001 Booker prize-winning novel by Yann Martel and… Continue reading Life of Pi – the taming of Richard Parker