French and Canadian director Denis Villeneuve can undoubtedly be considered one of the great auteurs of this generation. Much like other directors, Villeneuve stamps his unique style on all of his works, directing and producing hits after hits. Kicking off his directorial career in 1994 with his short documentary REW FFWd, about a young and aspiring photographer […]Read more "Violence and Spectacle: My Top 5 Denis Villeneuve Films"
When fans were first treated to the announcement that we were going to get a final standalone Wolverine film, we were excited. But when that incredible first trailer was released, well, everybody was chomping at the bit to see Mangold’s second Wolverine film. The year is 2029. Pushing the overly complicated X-Men timeline aside (save […]Read more "Logan (2017) – Movie Review"
It’s Oscars month! It’s the time where millions of viewers around the world tune in and see how the Academy have judged the wonderful work that 2016 had to offer. Will La La Land break all sorts of records? Will there be a surprise on the horizon? Well, without further ado, I present to you […]Read more "MovieDecode’s 2016 Oscars Predictions"
It’s fair to say that the Resident Evil movie franchise is one that hasn’t been acclaimed on a critical level, and pretty much epitomises the disappointing video-game movie reputation that has lingered over such franchises. As a life-long Resident Evil fan who has spent his entire childhood playing the games I’ve been far more lenient towards […]Read more "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) – Movie Review"
Ah, Trainspotting. In 1996 Danny Boyle and co. stole the hearts of the British people, by bringing forth a film so close to the lives of many and driving home a disturbingly fascinating narrative of heroin addiction, camaraderie and betrayal. 20 years later, the boys are back…so what have they been up to for over 2 […]Read more "T2 Trainspotting (2017) – Movie Review"
Being the heartless, cold-blooded monster that I am, it’s extremely rare for me to find a film that I connect with on an emotional level. As much as I loved Chazelle’s La La Land, another film released this year that had many reaching for a box of Kleenex, I never understood the opinion shared by many […]Read more "Manchester By The Sea (2017) – Movie Review"
Martin Scorsese has recently voiced a rather controversial opinion, one suggesting that younger generations of filmmakers lack vision and ambition in their craft. Chazelle, aged 31, would most certainly disagree. His debut film Whiplash generated monumental appreciation, with many fans eagerly anticipating his next directorial triumph. Jazz is clearly a very personal subject for Chazelle. Both Whiplash and now La La Land […]Read more "La La Land (2017) – Movie Review"