Big Screen :: Magic Mike XXL

“I feel a little bit like how I imagine a deaf guy would feel when reviewing a musical. I can appreciate the colour and the movement, but its real joys are lost on me. And that’s OK – it’s not made for me.”

Big Screen :: Terminator: Genisys

“I walked out of this movie with the biggest paradox-induced headache – not just because it’s ridiculously complicated, but it sets up impossible scenarios that it doesn’t even try to explain. It made me ANGRY.”

Big Screen :: Tomorrowland

In the latest Big Screen, FBi’s own Sam Clark gets a bit upset over Tomorrowland’s dismal failure to celebrate what it was trying to celebrate.

Big Screen :: Mad Max: Fury Road

Fury Road is the type of movie where a woman goes into labour in the back of a semi-trailer that has caught on fire while speeding through the desert… But it’s also explicitly and unashamedly a feminist critique of war, religion and the patriarchy.

Big Screen :: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Sam Clark has been thinking a lot about how to describe Avengers: Age of Ultron and the word he keeps coming back to is dense. There is so much stuff going on in this latest installment in the Avengers series that its two hour and twenty minute running time just vanishes, leaving him scratching his head and trying to figure out some of what was going on.

Big Screen :: The Gunman

Taken straight from the Liam Neeson led sub-genre of old-man action movies that exist to provide power fantasies to portly middle-aged men who no one cares about anymore, Sean Penn delivers a disappointing load of violent nonsense in the form of The Gunman that Sam Clark first heard about from the side of a bus.

Big Screen :: The Fast & The Furious 7

Sam Clark drives a second (or maybe even third) hand station wagon, possessing a baby seat caked with mashed banana and soggy biscuit crumbs. He’s probably not the target audience for Furious 7, but he’s reviewed it anyway – so buckle up.

Big Screen :: Infinitely Polar Bear

Even though he admits that Infinitely Polar Bear is based off of true life experience and can therefore be told any way the author wants to, Sam Clark still feels like all the rough edges have been sanded off.

Big Screen :: Chappie

Die Antwoord’s Yolandi and Ninja star alongside an A.I. police robot named Chappie. Yep. Could the new Neil Blomkamp film get any stranger?

Big Screen :: Inherent Vice

“It looks and feels like nothing released right now. Like it was actually made in 1970 and just lost.” Sam Clark really wanted to love Inherent Vice, but even after reading the book and watching the film, he’s still not sure what happens…