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Army of the Dead is stylish and visually brilliant, but that's just not enough to cover up the fact there's no story to be told.
Army of the Dead (2021) is a zombie action film directed by Zack Snyder and follows a group of mercenaries as they attempt a heist from a casino in Las Vegas amidst a zombie apocalypse. The film has an ensemble cast and stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Matthias Schweighöfer,…
I Care a Lot (2020) subverts traditional approaches to narrative, and although it's entertaining it's let down by one fundamental flaw.
I Care a Lot (2020) is an American black comedy thriller film written and directed by J Blakeson [The Disappearance of Alice Creed, The Descent: Part 2]. It stars Rosamund Pike in the lead role, with Peter Dinklage, Eiza González, and Chris Messina. It was distributed by Netflix in February 2021, after its initial release at the Toronto International…
I just watched The Love Witch (2016) by Anna Biller. It’s an extremely stylish film that combines strong thematic content with formal film techniques. Each scene is packed with splendour, from the prop and set designs to the costumes. I wondered if the 1960s style and present day setting would feel in some way anachronistic, but the formality of the script and movements adds to the theatricality of the picture.
As a massive fan of the Joker, I have been waiting to see Todd Phillips’s Joker ever since production was announced. The film is really a drama more than any other genre, providing us with a case study on the life of Arthur Fleck. Joker not only serves as a character study, but more so a standalone story. As such, the film follows the development of Fleck in a captivating yet troubling setting.
The worry of casting an actor for…