Tag: <span>Film Reviews</span>

Short Review for Coraline (2009)

Directed by Henry Selick, Coraline (2009) is a stop-motion animated film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name, featuring a gothic-style horror and adventurous story of our leading little girl Coraline. Her name, differing from a much more common name “Caroline”, clearly grants her a discernable scent of …

Interview with the Vampire (2022): the Beginning of An Immortal Universe…

After 28 years, Interview with the Vampire written by Anne Rice has once again been adapted for theatrical release. With Rice’s passing, her son’s involvement in the production, actors of color in the lead roles, this artwork has once again evoked the imagination of audiences. Nov 7, 2022

Titane (2021) Review: Who’s Afraid of a Big Bad Genre Expansion?

Julia Ducournau’s 2021 horror-drama fuses the scaffold of horror with shifting senses of gender, belonging, the body, sex, and technology. The product is a redefinition of the genre in which the object of fear isn’t what threatens to harm our bodies but the body itself.  Nov 7, 2022

Review: The Illusionist (2010)

The Illusionist (2010)

What better time to look at one of the finest Edinburgh-set films than at the start of a new academic year. As new students arrive in the city, they bring with them dreams of the stories they hope to weave here. Edinburgh has been the setting for many great stories told on film, from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) to Hallam Foe (2007). The film that I feel best captures how I – born and bred just down the road in Musselburgh – feel about our capital city is The Illusionist.

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Review: The Last Duel Fails to Vanquish #MeToo Controversy

Ridley Scott’s 2021 film The Last Duel really tries to convince its audience that it is a feminist film. The story is centered around the rape of Marguerite de Carrouges (Jodie Comer), and it recounts this event  from three perspectives.  First, the husband Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon), then the …


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