Batman Vs Superman – Review

By John Murphy Batman vs Superman is a Beautiful disaster that had me at one point pulling my hair out and at another completely mesmerized. The true nature of any artistic endeavour is to stir an emotional reaction within the audience, positive or negative, and BvS does that wonderfully. It’s a technical shambles in places with some really odd scenes that seem completely unrelated to … Continue reading Batman Vs Superman – Review

Aquaman Review: We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Expanded Universe

By John Murphy I consider myself to be a comic book film fan, but not a zealot. I generally go and see the ever-increasing number of celluloid adaptations in their first weekend of release, because despite prior positive or negative buzz, I like to make my own mind up. Now, I know what you’re thinking- that does sound like it’s bordering on zealotry, but fear … Continue reading Aquaman Review: We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Expanded Universe

Widows (2018) – An Affecting and Exhilarating Experience

By John Murphy This was the first thing that struck me when watching Widows – the new film from Steve McQueen, and the first since his Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave. I think we can agree that these are manifestly different films, but from the first frame it possessed that same visceral realism of his earlier work. I felt the heat from an exploding truck; … Continue reading Widows (2018) – An Affecting and Exhilarating Experience

Going Back – My Life and Star Wars

By John Murphy I am not a religious man, nor was I a religious child for that matter. My life was not shaped on cold, hard pews with even colder, harder men delivering their master’s designs on morality to me through stories of the miraculous acts of God’s own son sent to die on Earth for my sins. There was nothing profound or sacred to … Continue reading Going Back – My Life and Star Wars