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FILM REVIEW: Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

Following the success of his short film Zombie Musical in 2011, the late Ryan McHenry(responsible for the ‘Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal’ vines) began developing a feature length version for his debut. He sadly passed away in 2015 while the film, co-written with Alan McDonald, was still under development. John McPhail was brought in as director and Anna and the Apocalypse was completed. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

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FILM REVIEW: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Burr Steers, 2016)

Studying Pride and Prejudice in high school made me want to convulse on the floor, while the BBC miniseries made me want to poke my eyes out. It was something about Jennifer Ehle’s “oh ha ha ha aren’t I witty?” demeanour that made me really hate Elizabeth Bennet, one of the most treasured heroines in classic literature. And I never understood why Darcy was so revered when he really seemed like a bit of an uptight dick. The 2005 Keira Knightley-headed version was bearable, and I’m always open to a unique take on a traditional story. Enter Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The Bennet sisters are now trained in martial arts and shoot zombies’ brains out. How could it NOT be a vast improvement? Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

FILM REVIEW: Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd (Thomas Vinterberg, 2015)

Films based on classic literature are often devoured by lovers of the genre, while the rest of the cinema-going public run as far as they can in the opposite direction. But while Far From the Madding Crowd still sits largely in this niche, it manages to transcend others in the genre by involving a story that not only shows off beautiful language, but where stuff actually happens beyond a verbal sparring match in some rich wanker’s garden. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Far From the Madding Crowd