“Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for”.
And so begins this year’s second lavish musical extravaganza, The Greatest Showman. But have we been eagerly awaiting this one? The trailers were promising, but with an unfamiliar score and a first time director it seemed a risk. Would this just be another Hugh Jackman letdown in the vein of Pan? Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Greatest Showman (2017)
Pan (Joe Wright, 2015)
Fairies, pirates, and Hugh Jackman. This should have been awesome. And it started off looking like it would be. Initial scenes showing Peter (Levi Miller) in the orphanage carry a sense of excitement, and when pirates start bursting down from the ceiling to whisk away the boys on a flying pirate ship, it seems as if we’re in for a treat. The sequence that follows is incredible, and then we end up on Neverland, where a bunch of ferals scream out a Nirvana number which, quite frankly, is odd. You’re not Baz Luhrmann, Joe Wright. If you’re going to insert a random contemporary musical number, YOU NEED TO COMMIT. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Pan
Following all of the eagerly anticipated January releases (Into the Woods! Birdman! Foxcatcher!) we can start to look forward to many more great films in 2015. Though many are as yet unannounced or unknown, there is still plenty to get excited about. Here are my most anticipated releases for 2015 thus far: Continue reading My Most Anticipated Films of 2015