The Internet’s Own Boy tells the horrific story of Aaron Swartz, a tech-wizard who, during his prosecution for hacking the academic resource site JSTOR, took his own life. It’s an intensely personal tale of the dangers of the internet, and, conversely, the problems of over-regulation; but, [...]
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1) A Direct Sequel Rama concludes The Raid 2 by saying the line ‘No, I’m done’, which suggests that he might be calling time on his ass-kicking days. Of course, that’s not a million miles away from the conclusion to The Raid, so probably ought to be taken [...]
I’ve made no secret of my feelings about The Raid. I felt it was the most viscerally appealing action movie I’ve ever seen (and I say that as someone who cannot resist giving action movies 2*s) as well as a beautifully crafted movie. So, understandably, [...]
Noah has been such a weird prospect from the day it was announced. We live in a cinema-going universe that is dominated by secularity. Of course, there is a strong Christian (and other religions) film industry, but it doesn’t often find its way into the [...]
I was never the biggest fan of Richard Ayoade’s debut, Submarine. I enjoyed it, in the same way that I enjoy a good, fun piece of TV, but I didn’t think it worked especially well in the cinema. And, after they released trailers and promos [...]
Before I kick-off the countdown that my avid readers have waited an entire year for, I’d like to give out a few honourable mentions. These are even more meaningless than the rest of this list. American Hustle is a film I expected to feature in [...]