Sunday, 19 November 2017

Thor: Ragnarok - Review

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Finally, a studio film that makes a point of acquiring a fantastic director, with no prior work in the genre,  for a project - one which admittedly had taken a hit after the second entry to the franchise (sorry Thor: The Dark World).  Ragnarok barely feels like the third entry in a trilogy, more so as the first Thor film that really feels like you're watching the God of Thunder rather than just a norse-inspired superhero who can fly and hit things really hard. When a director like Taika Waititi gains control of a universe, you're right to be excited. Waititi once said:

"I've become more like water, I'm more relaxed and I'll say, "Okay, let's just completely change it and do it that way"

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Top Picks: Ironstar International Film Festival

The Ironstar International Short Film Festival was recently held in Scotland, at the Dundee Contemporary Arts, with over 60 entries from 14 different countries. Ironstar narrowed down its winners into nine separate categories and the winners were then showcased at the festival, where the audience were given a voting card to determine which would receive the Ironstar film festival audience award. The categories allowed for a wide range of films ranging from horror to experimental to local talent, there were a few real gems amongst them, so here is the top picks and recommendations for Cinemaccess. 

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Wakefield - Review

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'I never left my family, I left myself.'

Wakefield is one of the biggest surprises of the year for me, it was like watching a novel. I expected a magnified Wall Street struggle with the dark comedy genre labelled across it, which is often treacherous waters. Instead, I was given an incredible almost one-man show that deals with a nervous breakdown and allows Cranston to deliver his best performance since Breaking Bad and Trumbo as the distant, deprived and sometimes disgusting human that is Howard Wakefield.  

Monday, 24 July 2017

Top 7 Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Film & TV

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Artificial intelligence in film and TV is being given more and more attention as its own sub-genre, somewhat separate from generalised science fiction at this point. With this, different creatives are taking it in more unique and exciting directions whether it be as the main focus of the plot or simply as a side bot. Several groundbreaking films have peaked the interest of the masses in this mesmerising mix of existentialism, forward thinking and playing God, but which are the top picks in terms of innovation and exploring the genre?

Friday, 21 July 2017

Kedi - Review

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It wasn't difficult to convince me to watch an independent documentary on stray cats in Istanbul for an hour and twenty minutes but it's much more than a cat lover's favourite documentary film. Kedi (feline) is as much floff as it is philosophy and about the nature of not only these animals but the people who coexist with them and I can't say I've seen a purer film in my life or been so caught off-guard by the hardships and trials each individual cat's story tells.