Tag Archives: Drew Goddard

Review: Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Drew Goddard clearly loves genre storytelling, but in a sideways manner. His films aren’t really spoofs or pastiches, they’re twists and re-jigs. The essential elements that make a genre recognisable are all there, but arranged in a pattern you’ve never … Continue reading

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Review: The Martian (2015)

Almost Ridders, almost. This is undoubtedly the best thing Ridley Scott has produced in over a decade. For me though, THE MARTIAN doesn’t quite justify the plaudits it has received, but yeah it’s good. That’s pretty much it. You want … Continue reading

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The Grey and the Greyer: Heroes and Villains on Netflix’s Daredevil

I know in the past I’ve defended Mark Steven Johnson’s much-derided Ben Affleck-led DAREDEVIL, but even I’ll admit it looks pretty ropey compared to Marvel’s latest forrey onto the small screen. It will surprise nobody to learn that Marvel/Netflix’s Daredevil … Continue reading

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Review: World War Z (2013)

I’ll just state from the start that I haven’t read Max Brooks’ novel, but from what I’ve heard this film adaptation bears little relation, so what does it matter? WORLD WAR Z is a painful viewing experience. Even by the standards of films … Continue reading

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