Kieran Smith

Kieran Smith

I refuse to proof raed anything.

Current Favourites: sci-fi

Favorite films

  • Alien
  • The Fifth Element
  • Snowpiercer
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

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  • Boss Level

    ★★★

  • A Classic Horror Story

    ★★★

  • The New Mutants

    ★★

  • Plan B

    ★★★

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  • Boss Level

    Boss Level

    ★★★

    Boss Level is an odd yet entertaining beast. It’s a film which takes much of its aesthetic and narrative construction from that of classic video games, guiding the protagonist’s journey via repetition and the accruement of environmental knowledge. It’s an odd reality given that the movie is dead set on proving how macho it is, most interactions Frank Grillo’s character has with the rest of the cast being a strange pissing contest in which he asserts dominance at all cost,…

  • A Classic Horror Story

    A Classic Horror Story

    ★★★

    The film’s title is a good description of both its quality and its themes. Within its opening it feels fairly trope reliant, derivative even, something that is maintained throughout its runtime. But the strange thing that makes A Classic Horror Story feel slightly more than its recycled but admittedly atmospheric parts is its final act. While it certainly retreads the final girl archetype, it does so for successfully meta and thematically interesting reasons. The problem with this is that so…

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★

    Now this is the DCEU that we all know and love! With pacing that feels unnecessarily stretched out, characterisation (beyond that of Diana and Steve) that feels like caricatures at the best of times and downright laughably flat at the worst, and action scenes that are as messily nonsensical as they are squandered potential, Wonder Woman 1984 doesn’t just feel like an undeserving sequel, it feels like an entirely disconnected film. Now, I didn’t want to rag on this, I’ve…

  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★

    Between this and Soul, Pixar really are in a renaissance period. While Luca is certainly a lot more subdued concept wise than a lot of the studio’s most beloved work, I think the stripped down nature of this allows for the characters at the centre of it to shine all the more. Luca is not the best of what the studio has to offer, feeling a little generic in its opening, but it’s certainly one which will go down as being pretty high up there given that once it finds its emotional core, it oozes charisma and catharsis.