Frozen II (2019) Review

Wait until you can stream it… Another sequel snowed under the high quality of the original. The original Frozen was so memorable, in fact, that the sequel seems desperate to rehash elements, rather than remember to tell its own story. The songs and goofy humour have not melted away just yet, and the cast do […]

Retrospective Reviews: Watchmen (2009)

Watch this as soon as you can… With the release of HBO’s Watchmen series, there is no better time to take a retrospective look at Zack Snyder’s Watchmen from 2009. Adapted from Alan Moore’s DC Vertigo graphic novel of the same name, there is a lot to like about this film. It is not your […]

The Good Liar (2019) Review

Wait until you can stream it… The opening credits aptly summarises the film. The credits are typed on a loud typewriter. It sounds as tired as it is cliched. Yet, it looks good. The lighting is striped and slanted. It looks like a street lamp illuminating a wall on a dark street. It looks good, […]

Luce (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Despite a seemingly low-stakes premise, this thriller is worth your time. It has thought provoking things to say about some key issues, and still finds the time to keep you invested with gripping twists and turns. Great performances and a memorable score, too, work to make this thriller […]

The Aeronauts (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… The Aeronauts, from Amazon Studios, realises journeys into the sky are a double edged sword. There is a lot to stare at in wonder, but it is also a trip filled with risk. Both sides are captured to great effect, creating an entertaining film with a strong lead […]

Retrospective Reviews: A Quiet Place (2018)

Watch this as soon as you can… Few horror films made today stick with you in quite the same way as A Quiet Place. It is memorable for its unbearable suspense. Telling the story of a family which must maintain constant silence to stay safe in a world filled with predators roaming a post-apocalyptic world. […]

Doctor Sleep (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Doctor Sleep was created under two shadows. Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, and Stephen King‘s two novels (sharing titles with the films) are both adored and considered classics. It would be easy for this new film by Mike Flanagan to get overshadowed by such cultural touchstones. At some points, […]

Retrospective Reviews: The Star Wars Prequels (1999-2005)

Watch these as soon as you can… The Star Wars prequel trilogy gets a lot of hate. Yes, there is some bad acting, childish humour, and some truly unconvincing dialogue, but this hate still feels undeserved. The bad is balanced out by the good- ironically, the ultimate goal of the protagonists in this saga. Some […]

The Addams Family (2019) Review

Wait until you can stream it… On paper, this film should have worked. There is a star-studded cast, a decent score, and it is modernising a beloved franchise: giving it an animated makeover and updating its story for the 21st century. Sadly, it does not work. The casting director has put together a star-studded cast. […]

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Unlike a machine, this film series was starting to get a little tired. Rise of the Machines, Salvation, and Genisys were all lacklustre and forgettable in comparison to the gems that came before it. As a result, no one was that excited when Terminator: Dark Fate was announced. […]