Remarkable, But Flawed – Sound Of Metal (Film Review)

Posted by - April 11, 2021
Darius Marder’s Sound Of Metal first premiered at Toronto International Film Festival all the way back in 2019, which in these times feels like a small lifetime ago. Throughout the 2021 awards season, it has become a black horse of sorts, rather surprisingly but fully deservedly receiving nominations left, right and centre, especially for stars

Could this be Orlando Bloom’s best work? – Retaliation (Film Review)

Posted by - March 28, 2021
Orlando Bloom delivers a flawless, and gripping performance, but alas the narrative does not quite meet his level of commitment. Retaliation is overwhelming with its religious symbolism and often scathing reflections of Catholicism, yet the “revenge” plot both underwhelms the audience and exceeds original expectations. Bloom plays Malky (Malcolm), a haunted demolition worker who takes

Grief, Trauma and Memory in Memento

Posted by - March 16, 2021
A bloody polaroid dominates the screen, and begins to fade slowly, developing in reserve. Blood climbs back up the walls, and you are forced to watch the scene subvert itself, the violence and gore dissipating before your very eyes. The imagery is gone, but the sense that what is done cannot be undone remains. Christopher