Tag: Nathan Scatcherd

Alien: Covenant

2017 – USA/UK Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Guy Pearce Words: Nathan Scatcherd Alien Covenant is an alternately entertaining and irritating entry in the franchise; it hits all the beats you… Continue Reading “Alien: Covenant”

Cult Corner: The Trip

1967 – USA Director: Roger Corman Starring: Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Dennis Hopper, Susan Strasberg, Salli Sachse Words: Nathan Scatcherd The Trip is a fascinating little oddity; written by Jack Nicholson (!) and directed by B-movie trash king Roger Corman, it is a quintessentially Sixties… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: The Trip”

Kong: Skull Island

2017 – USA Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Toby Kebbell, John C. Reilly, Terry Notary Words: Nathan Scatcherd   A dragonfly lands peacefully on a branch as US army helicopters descend on a lush green jungle,… Continue Reading “Kong: Skull Island”

Logan

2017 –  USA Director: James Mangold Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant Words: Nathan Scatcherd It’s been seventeen years since X-Men was released, and Hugh Jackman’s performance as everyone’s favourite adamantium-clawed mutant Wolverine catapulted the character… Continue Reading “Logan”

The Lego Batman Movie

2016 – USA Director: Chris McKay Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis, Ralph Fiennes Words: Nathan Scatcherd OK, full disclosure: I f*cking love Batman. Ever since I could read, I’ve spent countless hours poring over the comics, watching the movies, playing… Continue Reading “The Lego Batman Movie”

Cult Corner: Stone

1974 – Australia Director: Sandy Harbutt Starring: Ken Shorter, Sandy Harbutt, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Vincent Gil, Roger Ward, Helen Morse, Rebecca Gilling, Dewey Hungerford Words: Nathan Scatcherd Few films have the kind of honest, DIY, punk committal to an underground or ‘fringe’ lifestyle as this… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: Stone”

Shogun Assassin

1980 Director(s): Robert Houston, Kenji Misumi Starring: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Kayo Matsuo, Tokio Oki Words – Nathan Scatcherd The kind of bloody, balletic Samurai film you rarely see made anymore, Shogun Assassin stands as perhaps one of the finest examples of the Jidaigeki… Continue Reading “Shogun Assassin”

Split

2016 -USA Director: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula Words: Nathan Scatcherd It’s no secret that M. Night Shyamalan has become something of a joke in recent years. Having helmed the effectively creepy The Sixth… Continue Reading “Split”

Paterson

2016 Director: Jim Jarmusch Starring: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, William Jackson Harper, Chasten Harmon Words: N. Scatcherd Distilling and purifying the kind of laidback, meandering, low-key interest in the minutiae of life that all Jarmusch films engage in to various degrees,… Continue Reading “Paterson”

My Scientology Movie

2016 – USA/ UK Director: John Dower Words: N. Scatcherd For those who may be unaware: Scientology is one of the most bizarre and controversial movements in recent history – a ‘religion’ based primarily on the writings of science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard,… Continue Reading “My Scientology Movie”