Destination

Destination Wedding (2018)

Destination Wedding first published by Sight & Sound, June 2019 Review: Though all very different kinds of films, Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly (2006), Rebecca Miller’s The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) are arbitrarily unified through the shared casting of Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. The same…

Scanner

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

A Scanner Darkly first published by Film4 Film summary: Friends tune in and turn on themselves in this rotoscoped adaptation of the Philip K. Dick cult novel, directed by Richard Linklater. Review: It is seven years from now, in Anaheim, California, and Charles Freck (Rory Cochrane) has a bug problem. They are everywhere – in his apartment,…

Wick

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

John Wick: Chapter 2 first published by RealCrime Magazine If we have learnt anything from the likes of Sexy Beast, Jason Bourne, Red, and the sequels to The Fast and the Furious or The Mechanic, it is that in the artificial world of genre, there is no such thing as a reliable retirement plan. At the…