Film reviews

More demonic happenings in Annabelle Creation…

In the years since James Wan surprised western audiences and myself with Insidious (2011), an American horror film that I unexpectedly liked very much, we’ve since had The Conjuring and Insidious chapter 2 (both 2013, both also directed by Wan), Insidious chapter 3 (2015, directed by frequent Wan collaborator Leigh Whannell), and The Conjuring 2… Continue reading More demonic happenings in Annabelle Creation…

Film festivals · Previews

Preview: Belfast Film Festival 2017.

Initially I didn’t think I’d be attending this year’s Belfast Film Festival. I’m currently planning to emigrate and had originally scheduled this for the end of March. But as it happens, I’ll be staying in Belfast for another couple of weeks, and this provides the opportunity to attend my home city’s resident film festival for… Continue reading Preview: Belfast Film Festival 2017.

Previews · Video Games

Preview: The Town of Light (PS4 version).

Over the course of film history, audiences have become accustomed to the medium tackling difficult issues that aren’t always easily articulated. While mental health/ illness is not yet a fully comfortable subject that media feels confident in tackling maturely, we’ve seen numerous movies made about slavery, racism, homosexuality… the list goes on. Many films have done… Continue reading Preview: The Town of Light (PS4 version).