Tom Jay

20 y/o Film Student @ SHU
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  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    ★★★★

    The somewhat nihilistic Writer/Director/Star Cummings turns his hands to genre filmmaking with an apparent ease and immediate success. 

    As has become a staple of his biggest hits, The Wolf of Snow Hollow follows the troubled life of a small town police officer, in this case John Marshall (Cummings) who’s tasked with balancing out his fractured relationships and avoiding relapse into addiction in the midst of a slew of murders in the usually quiet, titular small town: Snow Hollow. While the…

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  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    Staggeringly impressive that you can turn mindless, intense gore porn into something so bland that channel 5 would be ashamed of producing it.

  • Those Who Wish Me Dead

    Those Who Wish Me Dead

    ★★½

    At this stage, I’d suggest your winning formula is to let someone else direct a Sheridan script, with the exception of Stefano Sollima who’s proven himself useless at that task

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  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    ★★★½

    Whilst technically sound, boasting some decent performances and being largely entertaining, The Devil All the Time’s biggest flaw is also what it’s main attraction is supposed to be.

    Director, Campos, highlighted in an interview how entwining narratives are usually a staple of TV, so consider this his attempt at lifting it to the format of film but be aware there’s good reason as to why such a structure is bound to the television format. I wouldn’t particularly say that it’s…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★½

    Despite being heralded as the saviour of cinema, Nolan delivers this time something that is essentially a high end popcorn flick, especially when compared to his previous works that range from innovative to seminal.

    For as novel as the execution was, I was all but willing myself to like it more than I actually did whilst in the screen, battling away with what I found to be many valid criticisms that seem to be shared by a general consensus. The…