REview: Isolation (2005) | Present Shock

There are few things that bug me more than movies that open with ‘Based on a True Story’ because more often than not they’re based so loosely on anything resembling truth that it’s barely relevant – a market James Wan has cornered with The Conjuring and its sequels, which neglect to tell viewers that the […]

Postmortem: Prometheus (2012)

Ridley Scott, even when his films are sort of silly, like “Legend,” look absolutely remarkable.  He has an eye that manages to catch the smallest details, but his ear for nonsensical story beats is not quite so acute. For instance, while “Prometheus” was gorgeous to look at, but if you give it any sort of consideration, […]