Artemis Fowl (2020) ducks its obligations and gives fans of the books the bird.

First published in 2001, Eoin Colfer’s action-fantasy series of adventures centring around tweenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl (Jr) may at first glance appear to be little more than an attempt to cash-in on the then white-hot and unquestioned success of J K Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series but in reality the books hewed much closer to…

Downsizing (2018) Review

Not the quirky high concept comedy the trailer promises, “Downsizing” instead sets out to suggest that no matter how small you make youself, the big problems – the really big problems – never really go away. Concerned by runaway population growth, Norwegian scientist Dr. Asbjørnsen (Rolf Lassgård) invents an irreversible process which shrinks a person…

Inherent Vice (2015) Review

It’s little wonder the most common witticism being thrown around in respect of Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest is ‘Incoherent Vice’. It’s almost irresistible – and already has a dedicated Twitter feed to curate its usage. Despite its instant cliché status, it makes a good point though because this adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel, is…