End of Watch – 4/5 stars

Since 1999’s The Blair Witch Project, films made as ‘found footage’ have been monopolised by the horror genre.  Examples include REC, Cloverfield and more recently, the Paranormal Activity series.  With the exception of the rather fabulous Chronicle, this style of filmmaking was starting to become cinematic deja vu…until now. End of Watch is written and directed by David Ayer, who also wrote crime flicks S.W.A.T … Continue reading End of Watch – 4/5 stars

Chronicle – 4.5/5 stars

Like drama, indie and action, superhero movies are now becoming their own genre in the film world.  Origin films, however, are like the pit stain of the genre – it’s hard to set the right tone of how someone becomes a superhero without it becoming too…schmaltzy.   There are loads of films that focus too much on the ‘nobility’ of the “good they can do … Continue reading Chronicle – 4.5/5 stars