Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Razor sharp humour juxtaposed against stark and sobering emotional pain, Three Billboards is a must see. Those of you familiar with the works of writer and director Martin McDonagh will know what to expect from this film; twisted, wicked humour, set against a backdrop of sheer, unimaginable emotional anguish. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri centres around protagonist Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand), the mother of a … Continue reading Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Happy Death Day is lite in tone and scares

“Happy Death Day is a healthy mix of both Groundhog Day and Scream, this much is obvious and almost every critic is going to notice it.” Jessica Rothe stars in what most would assume is a horrifying tale of a girl trying to figure out who her killer is, or face being stuck in an endless cycle of death, death and more death. However, Happy … Continue reading Happy Death Day is lite in tone and scares

A shake-up in all areas for Assassin’s Creed Origins

“Assassin’s Creed: Origins isn’t quite the best of the franchise. Instalments such as Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag serve as examples of the best the series has to offer but Origins is certainly up there, blending RPG elements and new gameplay mechanics, reinventing the series when it was at risk of becoming stale.” Level progression can be a tricky thing in … Continue reading A shake-up in all areas for Assassin’s Creed Origins

Dancing with Swords: A Review of Hyper Light Drifter

In 2016, the games industry treated us to classics such as Overwatch, a reboot to the Doom franchise and a nostalgic indie action/adventure named Hyper Light Drifter.

Inspired by the Final Fantasy and Zelda franchises from the NES/SNES, Hyper Light Drifter is the breakout game by small independent company Heart Machine available on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This 2D isometric game, about the player finding the cure for their terminal illness, is currently in my top ten games of all time. In this review, I will break this hidden gem down and analyse its gameplay, art, narrative and music to see what makes it so great. Continue reading “Dancing with Swords: A Review of Hyper Light Drifter”

Gosling stands out in spectacular ‘Blade Runner 2049’

It’s unprecedented the pressure that director Denis Villeneuve must have felt making a sequel to the beloved and critically acclaimed Blade Runner. How do you better a film that many consider perfect, while also building on its thirty-five legacy and reputation? Continue reading “Gosling stands out in spectacular ‘Blade Runner 2049’”

Strong female leads aren’t anything new

TV and Film are going through a weird and wonderful stage. Conventions are being broken left, right and centre, which is a good thing. Staying in one spot would cause the industry to go stagnant and die a slow and painful death. Healthy change breeds even more change. Although, it is also scary and many will try to reject it immediately. This is to be … Continue reading Strong female leads aren’t anything new

Knock Knock shows Doctor Who’s spooky side

This week’s episode of Doctor Who rolled out in full-on spooky fashion. A horror house where a bunch of teenagers get picked off one at a time. Some simple and classic horror tropes coming into Doctor Who. But them being thrown in alongside the Sci-Fi wackiness that is a Doctor Who adventure, makes for fun viewing and I’m really glad they did it. Not only … Continue reading Knock Knock shows Doctor Who’s spooky side