Jamie Parsons

Film, OldVenue

Head to head: on the beat

[su_tabs vertical=”yes”][su_tab title=”Nicholas Angel – Hot Fuzz”]The lead character of Edgar Wright’s seminal comedy Hot Fuzz is incredibly qualified in all his fields, being a master of shooting, fencing and driving, showcased in Hot Fuzz’s epically bombastic conclusion. Responsible for the highest arrest rate in all of London, he may not be a team player…

Film, OldVenue

Review: Solace

Neo-noir gone wrong, Solace is a laughably poor attempt to recreate the grim, broody worlds of Se7en and The Silence of the Lambs. Alfonso Poyart’s Solace was handled so poorly in all stages of production that it failed to even attract a US distributor, an early warning sign into the state of this once promising…


Review: The Salvation

In an age where the superhero blockbuster reigns supreme, it may come as a surprise to some that Westerns are still being made, but those who are aware of this genre’s enduring popularity know that more often than not these films fall into one of two categories: they either naively (and unsuccessfully) attempt to add…


Review: The DUFF

The high school comedy genre features some movies that almost seem to make you forget the sheer amount of terrible films that fall into this category. Films like Mean Girls, Easy A, and now The DUFF, all succeed in doing the very obvious, yet often overlooked, thing that all comedies must; and that is making…

June 2021
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