Sense 8 was a show that was cruelly cut down before its time. But, thanks to a fan campaign, came back to life for a finale recently, courtesy of Netflix. And, happily, the result was a delight. Generally, in film or TV, kowtowing to fans has rarely ever given us audiences good results but, for… Continue reading Sense8 finale: just what we needed
They drift in and out of my life each day. Their faces adorned with stark, lurid colours. Warpaint, as they go about their business. Are they even real? These automatons. These androids from outer space. And whilst their expressions are seemingly blank and impassive, they are also revealing. There’s a crack or two beneath their… Continue reading Painted ghosts
As a director, Jason Reitman appears to be growing up fast. Labor Day is the fifth feature length film he’s given us and his progression as a storyteller is clear to see. This film, set in a sleepy suburban American town in 1987, tells the story of Henry (Gattlin Griffith) and his mother Adele (Kate… Continue reading Labor Day: Reitman’s most heartfelt film?