The Newsroom, er, Courtroom – The Trial of the Chicago 7

If you're a fan (or detractor) of the works of Aaron Sorkin, you know he keeps to some pretty well-established patterns. Call them trademarks or tropes depending on how much you like them. But throughout his career, both as a writer and director, you can always see his earmarks. His scripts are often witty, dialogue-heavy, … Continue reading The Newsroom, er, Courtroom – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Accio My Money Back! – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

I had a lot of issues with the first entry in the Fantastic Beasts series two years ago, and the latest film sadly exacerbates them. I've been a Harry Potter fan since the first movie came out, and I've watched them and read the books obsessively for the better part of my adult life. This includes … Continue reading Accio My Money Back! – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Prehistoric Footballers Bend it Like Bedrock – Early Man

Most people this weekend will be clamoring to see Black Panther. Honestly, I'll probably be one of them. It's going to be the first true blockbuster of the year. But there's another movie worth checking out if you get the chance (or if Black Panther is sold out), the latest claymation family feature from Nick Park (Wallace … Continue reading Prehistoric Footballers Bend it Like Bedrock – Early Man