Brad Bird’s Incredibles 2 is refreshing and remarkable!

When a sequel is announced to a film, a sudden wave of fear hits you. As soon as I heard Incredibles 2 is coming, I panicked. However, all the fears and doubts about the sequel are invalid. Incredibles 2 is a breath of fresh air in the over-saturated superhero market. Brad Bird has managed to…

Classic Bit Review: Cabaret (1972)

Despite its gap in time since its release, Cabaret (directed by Bob Fosse) still has historical significance. Cabaret is a film based on the book series ‘The Berlin Stories‘ by Christopher Isherwood which follows the journey of Brian Roberts, a British academic, and his move to Berlin in which he meets the illustrious Sally Bowles at…

Classic Bit Review: The General (1926)

Six years after The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, came The General. Whilst we are still in the era of silent cinema as the talkies were just a few years away, we have a change in film. Many American film companies had move to Hollywood due to various weather types that meant filming on location was no longer a…

Bit Review: Drawn Together (2004 – 2007)

Today, animated comedies are limited to family sitcom formats meshed with random cutaways. Shows such as Family Guy and The Simpsons have adapted this type of format. However, Drawn Together is a show that attempts to subvert this typical format in every way. Years ago, I remember seeing the show Drawn Together on MTV but…

Classic Bit Review: Sanshiro Sugata Pt I (1943)

Akira Kurosawa’s debut picture, Sanshiro Sugata, debuted during the Second World War. Sanshiro Sugata was Kurosawa’s first feature film that was greenlit to shoot and did not have any immediate cuts to the script. Prior to even starting with the idea of Sanshiro Sugata, Kurosawa had written another script a few years’ prior and he…

Bit Review: The Counselor (2013)

The Counselor tells the story of a man nicknamed The Counselor (Michael Fassbender) who gets in over his head with a drug deal. The film features many themes such as Death, Greed, Sex, Good vs Evil etc. The visuals of the film are stunning at times. The use of establishing shots to show the beautiful landscape of…

Classic Bit Review: Drunken Angel (1948)

Drunken Angel, aka 酔いどれ天使 Yoidore tenshi, is a drama film directed by legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. The film stars his two favourite actors Takashi Shimura and Toshiro Mifune. Drunken Angel is the first film collaboration between Mifune and Kurosawa, but most definitely not the last. The films Kurosawa made prior to this were often…

Bit Review: Suicide Squad (2016) 

One of DC’s most anticipated movies has finally been released and many critics aren’t pleased. Here is a fresh and attempt at being completely unbiased and a review of a movie. Suicide Squad follows a group of some of DC’s most notorious bad guys, and few more people you didn’t realise existed. The film is…

Bit Review: Elvis & Nixon (2016)

Elvis & Nixon sees Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey play these two legendary figures in a fictionalised story of how the famous photo came about. Shannon as the zany and conservative Elvis whilst Spacey plays Nixon who is challenged by Elvis’ attraction. The film is highly entertaining a lot of fun. The director uses different…

Bit Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lane, where to even start? I had been excited for this film since I saw the haunting trailer not long since and found myself invested in the story before I had even seen it. The film is a spiritual sequel to Cloverfield, I hadn’t originally seen this film so I was nervous into…