Sure, it’s not great. Thing is, there’s a gem of a great idea in Dark Phoenix.
The Snowman is an unmitigated disaster.
Thanks to Universal Pictures Australia, ccpopculture has 5 double passes to give away to The Snowman, releasing in Australian cinemas Thursday October 19th.
Terrence Malick’s latest feature, Song to Song, clarifies the experimentation of his previous two films.
Ridley Scott uses all the black goop and snarling xenomorphs to stage an earnest, ambitious attempt to grapple with big ideas.
Assassin’s Creed is a disaster: a morass of muddled imagery, incoherent plotting and dreadful screenwriting.
Derek Cianfrance treats this maudlin melodrama with too much restraint for it to truly connect.
My estimable colleague Jono Winter recently posted a favourable – if tentatively favourable – review of X-Men: Apocalypse on this site. As a steadfast fan of (most) of the X-Men films, I found time in my overseas holiday to fit in a (Croatian-subtitled) screening of the film and, regrettably, I can’t concur with his positive…
I enjoyed this flick—but then again, I’m an X-Men disciple who worships at the altar of film series progenitor, Bryan Singer. Ordinary film-goers who don’t know their Wolverines from their Cyclopses may be inclined to mutter ‘X-Meh’ when leaving the theatre. And understandably so as, on this occasion, Singer fails to find cohesion with a…
Full credit to Aaron Sorkin; with Steve Jobs he manages to solve the structural problems plaguing most biopics, which struggle to accommodate the scope of a human life in a neat three act narrative. How? By literally structuring the film as three acts – three product launches – across which we come to know our…