How can a movie with this level of manic, offbeat invention feel as dull as Valerian?… Read More Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Review): An Utterly Boring Space Oddity
Handsome Devil is aa feel good film that understands that you have to push the characters through emotional hell for the triumphant climax to successfully register.… Read More Handsome Devil (Quickfire Review): One of the Feel Good Films of the Year
Despite arriving in cinemas as one of the most hyped blockbusters of the summer, War for the Planet of the Apes fails to live up to expectations, feeling like a more compromised film than its brilliant predecessor.… Read More War for the Planet of the Apes: A Disappointing End to the Trilogy
Sofia Coppola’s latest film remakes a problematic slice of exploitation in to something more artful.… Read More The Beguiled (Review): Trashy Art, or Artful Trash?
If it wasn’t for Netflix, it seems likely we would have never received this oddball $50 million blockbuster from director Bong Joon-Ho- the sort of ingeniously bonkers conceit that franchise reliant Hollywood studios seem reluctant to make anymore.… Read More Okja: A film of Childlike Wonder… That isn’t for Children
Wonder Woman doesn’t break any new ground for superhero movies, and can only be viewed as a success in comparison to the rest of the DC Cinematic Universe to date. More than anything, Patty Jenkins’ film is derivative of the stale Marvel formula- in particular 2011’s Thor, whose narrative this apes on a beat for… Read More Wonder Woman (Review): A superhero who deserves more than this generic origin tale
Alien: Covenant shares many of the same flaws as Scott’s prior film in the franchise, yet is infinitely more enjoyable due to recalibrated expectations.… Read More Alien: Covenant (Review)- a Great Prometheus Sequel, but a confused Alien Prequel