After the previous instalment favoured seemingly endless set-up in favour of actual events and progress, does “Insurgent”, the sequel, start to deliver on all those promises? Well, it’s available in 3D this time out which is handy given the previous instalment struggled to be two dimensional at times. There’s no denying the end product is ..
Having been concentrating on comfort movies recently, I took a break to take in what, in the present climate, is almost the diametric opposite of a comfort movie. Steven Soderbergh’s chillingly prescient docudrama CONTAGION covers the terrifying rapidity with which an aggressive and deadly new disease emerges in the far east and spreads to every ..
Recently, the littlest Craggling has been tentatively spreading her cinematic wings beyond the admittedly lush and verdant shores of Disney, Pixar, Illumination and exploring other options. We’ve watched Wes Anderson’s “The Fantastic Mr Fox” and, recently, “Kiki’s Delivery Service” so when we saw a trailer for “Mary And The Witch’s Flower”, she was smitten. One ..
There’s no amity and nothing dauntless about the candour in my abnegation of Divergent (2014) in this less than erudite review.
If anything should give studios pause for thought in their headlong rush to acquire and produce whatever superhero or comic book titles are available, it’s the troubled and distinctly patchy success rate of ‘young adult’ fiction adaptations. The film of Veronica Roth’s novel “Divergent” is, like “The Maze Runner”, one of the recent few to ..