Review: Kong: Skull Island (2017)

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The Kings Of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts transitions to big-budget tent pole with relevant ease; his Kong a mammoth creature discovered during a scouting mission to an unmapped island in the immediate aftermath of the Vietnam War. Roberts wastes no time in introducing the ape, keen to make him the main focus, to the point where both narrative and characters are sorely underdeveloped. Continue reading “Review: Kong: Skull Island (2017)”

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Review: The Kings Of Summer (2013)

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The Kings Of Summer sounds like the ideal Sundance film. It’s no surprise, then, that Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ feature debut made such a strong impression on critics and audiences alike where it premiered earlier this year. Loaded with humour, sincerity and a firm sense of personality, The Kings Of Summer is a small-scale triumph, bolstered tremendously by its talented cast, a spirited screenplay written by fellow newcomer Chris Galletta and a quirky, yet brutally honest tone. Continue reading “Review: The Kings Of Summer (2013)”