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Annihilation [2018] Review

Annihilation is a rare film, and Alex Garland is a rare writer/director (not forgetting the source material’s author in Annihilation’s case; Jeff VanderMeer). He is the only person I can think of that has captured the sci-fi trends that Hollywood has missed in the last 20 years.

New Year, New Digital Me

Happy New Year fellow photographers, lighting professionals and cinema lovers. You may notice that things are looking a bit different around here now. Two things have taken place over the festive period. Firstly, I’ve switched to a dotcom domain, and secondly, I also took the opportunity to give the website a fresh coat of paint.

Blade Runner 2049 [2017] Review

Where to even begin with this. I’m won’t sit on the fence teasing you so that you read the entire post to find out what I though. I’ll put my cards on the table now; I absolutely loved Blade Runner 2049.

Ghost In The Shell [2017] Review

It’s happened. Hollywood have finally got their hands all over the manga holy grail; Mamoru Oshii’s classic, Ghost In The Shell. It’s actually not that bad…

Hitman – Season 1 [PS4] Review

IO Interactive made a bold move by releasing a AAA title with an ‘episodic’ business model. Has this resulted in Danish developer, IO Interactive, creating the perfect Hitman game?

2017’s Watchlist

2015 and 2016 were years of blockbusters not delivering on promises showcased in their trailers, or they desperately revealed their trump card to get people on cinema seats (we’re looking at you, Terminator Genisys). The first half of 2017 looks promising. Let’s hope that the studio executives don’t have final cut on the trailers!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [2016] Review

Amongst Rogue One’s gritty and war-torn tone and visuals, it kept an ecstatic grin across my face for the entire 134 minute run time. There were moments of shock, humour and suspense throughout. Even knowing the story’s outcome before buying my tickets, the was enough going on around this to keep the audience entertained and begging for more. Rogue One may have just become my favourite Star Wars film….

Here’s The Blade Runner: 2049 Announcement Trailer (Thankfully It Looks Good!)

Relieved, to say the least! Without giving away too much, yes, the Vangelis soundtrack and neon-noir lights are back.

Scarface (1983) #NowWatching

I dusted off the DVD after a decade, and felt like I watched a totally different film. I was a little older. A (little) wiser. A little more observant. I appreciated every slow camera pan, every transition and every nuance from Brian De Palma’s direction and Oliver Stone’s brutal script that piled up the tension.

My First PlayStation VR Experience…As Batman!

Coinciding with the launch of PlayStation VR, I managed to sign up for a free trial in London. Overall the event was fantastically managed and well organised. I had a specific trial time and only had to wait about 10 mins. It wasn’t packed full of people and the staff were actually really accommodating and knowledgable. Of course, out of the selection of games including first person shooters, horrors and driving simulators, I became the Batman. The headset itself was […]