The Disaster Artist

The story of the making of what many consider to be the worst film of all time is chronicled in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist I’ll start by addressing the biggest question that people will have before going into this film. Whether it’s essential to see The Room or not will probably inform many decisions to…

Sausage Party

Various food items ponder the nature of existence while making as many lowbrow puns as possible in Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon’s Sausage Party. This film has a premise that is difficult to sum up in a brief opening sentence but that’s the general idea here. If you imagine Toy Story but with food then…

Preacher – Season 1 Episode 10

“Call and Response” The day of reckoning has arrived.  Annville’s audience with the almighty is upon us, as Preacher season one reaches its divine conclusion.  Citizens of the backwater Texas town and audience members alike are abuzz in anticipation of the Unknown (and supposedly unknowable).  It’s a massive undertaking, both on the part of Jesse Custer, and…

Preacher – Season 1 Episode 9

“Finish the Song” As Preacher builds towards the climax of its first season, Quincannon bides his time whilst Jesse Custer escapes the law to attempt what could be his final gamble.  After distancing himself from his closest friends (even if they are crazy and/or a vampire) Custer looks to rebuild bridges.  Reflecting on their failure last week,…

Preacher – Season 1 Episode 8

“El Valero” The eighth episode of Preacher deals mainly with the prolonged siege of All Saints’ church by the forces of Quincannon Meat & Power.  Last week concluded with the ominous crew, complete with bulldozer, converging on the isolated church, and what looked like a foregone conclusion ends up in a stalemate, as Jesse Custer…

Preacher – Season 1 Episode 7

“He Gone” “Go to Hell Eugene!” – Jesse Custer’s exasperated command to Eugene ‘Arseface’ Root at the conclusion of last week’s episode still rings throughout All Saints’ church.  The order of service Eugene had been holding moments before flutters to the ground as Custer realises the gravity of what he’s just done.  You’d expect the…

Preacher – Season 1 Episode 6

“Sundowner” In last week’s episode of Preacher, incompetent angels Fiore and DeBlanc finally caught up with an incredulous Jesse Custer for a frank face-to-face discussion about the nature and origin of his recently acquired and frequently used (or abused?) power.  The second half of that conversation opens this episode, and serves to explain to Custer,…

Preacher – Season 1 Episode 5

“South Will Rise Again” Another week in Annville and we’re beginning to be presented with some answers about the life and times of eponymous Preacher, Jesse Custer.  But as we’ve come to learn, with this show these sorts of revelations don’t come without many more mysterious and tantalising plot points being dangled in front of…

Preacher – Season 1 Episode 4

“Monster Swamp”   After a fairly downbeat episode last week, AMC needed Preacher to bounce back strong.  The first couple of episodes held so much promise, giving us the gifts of relentless action and gore.  Yes, some contrast was necessary, as we’d all be burned out after ten weeks of non-stop mayhem, but it’s beginning to…

Preacher – Season 1 Episode 3

“The Possibilities” Preacher kicked off its debut season at a blistering pace, but was unable to carry the same breakneck speed through its second episode.  It did however develop the mad cast of characters we were introduced to in such frantic strokes during the pilot.  The town of Annville also became something of a character…