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
The directorial debut of Julia Ducorneau is very clearly inspired by the body horror of David Cronenberg, the overwhelming style of Giallo and the feministic coming of age tale presented in Brian De Palma‘s Carrie. While watching Raw, however, the most immediately striking thing is that none of these comparisons come to mind- it is… Read More Raw: The Best Cannibal Movie Ever Made (Review)
Ghost in the Shell feels like a hangover from a different era of big budget cinema. … Read More Ghost in the Shell (2017): A Major Disappointment
This isn’t a watered down horror comedy, but the real deal; an unnerving piece of horror cinema made by somebody with a real respect for the genre… Read More Get Out: A Bold Directorial Debut