Category Archive: Essay & Opinion

Surrealist Realism in Ryan Gosling’s “Lost River” – An Essay / Review

Gosling’s directorial debut is a surreal, poetic and radical work that deserves real plaudits for its ambition alone – ★★★★

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The Year in Review: Top 20 Films of 2014

Based on UK release date, my top 20 films of 2014.

The New American Nightmare in Dan Gilroy’s “Nightcrawler” – An Essay / Review

Some thoughts on the demise and perversion of the American Dream in relation to Dan Gilroy’s exquisite directorial debut Nightcrawler.

Top 5: David Cronenberg

To celebrate the recent release of Maps to the Stars, I take a look at my five favourite David Cronenberg films

Political Consensus and Conformity in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – An Essay / Review

A brief essay on the distinct lack of progressivism and radicalism in Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

On the Horizon: August 2014 

I take a look at some of the most hotly anticipated cinema and DVD releases that August has to offer for EQView.

Before Boyhood 

To celebrate the recent release of the critically-acclaimed Boyhood, I take a look at some of Richard Linklater’s best films for EQView.

In My Opinion, This Article is Overrated…

An article for Vada Magazine in which I appeal to the better nature of people everywhere to stop using the term “overrated”

Top 100 

A link to a list of my constantly evolving “Top 100” films of all time.

Top 20 of 2013, Part II: #10 – #1

As the year draws to a close here is the (almost) definitive list of my top 10 films of 2013…

Top 20 of 2013, Part I: #20 – #11

Numbers 20 – 11 on my countdown of the best films of 2013… expect surprises and perhaps even some controversy.

Christmas Films: Top 5

A countdown of my five favourite Christmas films of all time, that I watch each year without fail.

Trailer Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

A brief analysis / review of the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2; what questions does it pose, what secrets does it reveal and, most importantly, does it look any good..?

Celebrating 50 Years of Doctor Who

In anticipation of The Day of the Doctor, here’s a brief but loving celebration of 50 years of Doctor Who from an unashamed Whovian.

The Bechdel Test ≠ Feminism

As four Swedish cinemas introduce a new “Bechdel Test” rating, I examine the test’s failure to tackle sexism & promote gender equality in mainstream cinema.