Film Review: “St Elmo’s Fire” (and the Brat Pack)

I best come clean. This won't be a film review like those I've previously done. Most definitely it will not even look like a conventional film review like you will get if you read, say The New York Times or The Guardian. It's just that after more than three decades, I've finally caught up this … Continue reading Film Review: “St Elmo’s Fire” (and the Brat Pack)

Film reviews — a way to shape the writing craft (Part 2)

You're back! Great. Thanks for returning to the second part of this mini-series on film reviews. (If you're new here though, you might want to read Part 1 first) Last week I stated that the act of writing film reviews can be an excellent training ground for aspiring writers to hone their writing craft for … Continue reading Film reviews — a way to shape the writing craft (Part 2)

Film reviews — a way to shape the writing craft (Part 1)

I've been pondering the power and place of film reviews ever since I took up a film criticism and analysis module nearly a decade ago, on my way to completing a Mass Comm Masters. Back then I took up the module for the simple fact that I, like millions of other folks around the world, … Continue reading Film reviews — a way to shape the writing craft (Part 1)

Film Review: “The Adam Project” (2022)

There's just something about the topic of time travel. It draws film makers time and time again to create movies about it. Ever since Back to the Future and Terminator, we've been overrun with such films, both memorable and miserable. In the former (other than the above-mentioned movies of course), I include Somewhere in Time, … Continue reading Film Review: “The Adam Project” (2022)

Film Review: “The Batman” at his darkest!

Right off the bat I best lay my cards out here in the open. First off, I've never reviewed a superhero film in my blog before. Good chance after this clumsy attempt I never will; but instead, return to reviewing family-friendly stuff like those I previously uploaded. Second, I'm not a fanboy of Batman (though … Continue reading Film Review: “The Batman” at his darkest!

Film Review: When writing and war intersect

With daily news of Covid, calamities, and climate change, these are arguably the worst of times in recent memory. And to make matters worse, not since WW II has Europe and the world seen war like it's now seeing as Russia pummels Ukraine. It does however make this long overdue film review of mine a … Continue reading Film Review: When writing and war intersect

ASD Book Review #4 & Film Review: “The Reason I Jump” is the reason we all jump — to express ourselves

There he goes again. Jumping up and down in rapid succession, shaking his hands as he bounces in delight. C does that each time he gets excited. Like watching his favourite TV cartoon series Paw Patrol, especially when his favourite 'Paw Patroller" Rubble swings into action. It's like my son's senses are being dialled up … Continue reading ASD Book Review #4 & Film Review: “The Reason I Jump” is the reason we all jump — to express ourselves

Film Review: How did Pixar know “Soul” much about me?!

Pixar has rarely disappointed its fans. At least not this one. Which explains why today's blog, only my third attempt to review films so far, is the second involving one of their works! I mean, try finding me someone alive on this planet today who's yet to watch any of the Toy Story movies, or … Continue reading Film Review: How did Pixar know “Soul” much about me?!

Film Review: Fathers-Sons, Brothers in Arms – ONWARD has it all!

Ever since I became a father, I couldn't help but notice that I've become hopelessly drawn to stories and films that revolve around the whole father-son, brother-brother relationship. One such recently came on the silver screen and I was glad for the chance to bring my boys to watch it. Best part was, thanks to … Continue reading Film Review: Fathers-Sons, Brothers in Arms – ONWARD has it all!

Film Review: LOOKING UP – A Soppy Tribute to Fathers, But I Love It!

Let's face it: perfectly normal dads everywhere would openly admit to it, if they knew we'd keep this a secret from the rest of the macho world. And what secret might that be? Well, dads all love a soppy tribute to fathers, be it a song or a dance or, in this case, a film. … Continue reading Film Review: LOOKING UP – A Soppy Tribute to Fathers, But I Love It!