Tag Archives: James McAvoy

Film Review: Atomic Blonde (USA, 2017) collates enough action, sensuality, and humour to deem it worthy

Proving that the no-hold barred mentality he so masterfully captured as co-director of the original John Wick was no flash in the pan, director David Leitch ventures as a soloist for the excessive Atomic Blonde and manages to collate enough action, sensuality, and humour to deem it a project worthy of one’s attention.... Continue Reading

Interview: Split star Betty Buckley talks about the film’s controversy, Carrie and her new album Story Songs

With Split bringing 23 personalities to its Australian DVD and Blu-Ray home release this Wednesday (May 10th), we caught up with one of the film’s stars, Betty Buckley, who played Kevin’s (James McAvoy) psychiatrist Dr Karen Fletcher. A veteran of the arts, Betty Buckley has been an icon of TV, film and music for almost five decades now.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Split (USA, 2017) is a stunning return to form for M. Night Shyamalan

There is plenty of real world evidence to suggest that, to a degree, our thoughts and feelings can in some way re-wire our brain. Neuroplasticity is a relatively young field, but an infinitely fascinating one nonetheless; discoveries are being made everyday, many on how our brain evolves for better or for worse and how we help that evolution along. It’s this idea that sits at the core of M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, the latest offering from the divisive thriller auteur and quite honestly, the best in a very long time.... Continue Reading

Get a taste of craziness in the newest trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Split

Most acclaimed for his work in The Sixth Sense and Signs, director M. Night Shyamalan knows a thing or two on how to give people a scare while also twisting people’s minds. Written and directed by Shyamalan himself, it really goes to show his enthusiasm for the psychological-thriller genre and how much chaos a story can unfold. Presenting his newest addition to his work is Split, starring James McAvoy.... Continue Reading

First teaser trailer for M. Night Shyamalan thriller Split released

Hollywood all-rounder M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating rapture of The Sixth Sense with Split, an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured but gifted mind.  Following the success of The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum for the film, which will open in the US in January 2017.... Continue Reading

Film Review: X-Men: Apocalypse (M 15+) (USA, 2016)

X-Men: Apocalypse delivers the super fights, the superhero costumes, the supervillain and the super team. But was this latest X-Men film so special that, if it was a person, it would be enrolled at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters? Yes and no.... Continue Reading

DVD Review: Victor Frankenstein (USA, 2015)

If nothing else, Victor Frankenstein succeeds in its efforts to retell the story of the titular figure, and not the monster he’s so often conflated with. This re-imagining of the horror classic sees Frankenstein and his assistant Igor take center stage over the pair’s iconic creation, playing less a horror flick and more of a character-driven period piece. As an adaption of Mary Shelley’s novel, it’s hard not to call it a failure on multiple levels. However, as a remix of the original material, it’s at least an interesting, if flawed, attempt.... Continue Reading