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. […]

Why Terminator: Dark Fate Will Probably Fail

Terminator: Dark Fate is unlikely to capture the public imagination in the same way the Terminator did in 1984. James Cameron being involved in this new one is unlikely to change that. The reason why is because The Terminator is a villain out of time. Successful villains always reflect the period in which they have […]

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Trailers (My Thoughts)

Recently, I have been rewatching all the Star Wars movies in chronological order, including all the films outside all the main nine episodes. With the release of a new trailer, and a trailer from a couple of months ago, for the closing episode of the entire saga, I should feel more excited. Sadly, I don’t. […]

Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Review

Wait until you can stream it… For better or worse, if you loved the original Zombieland, then you will love its sequel. It does not move the story along, rehashing elements of the original, and the action sequences are still the least exciting parts of the film. However, it is equally as funny and the […]

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… The debut film from Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz certainly has the best title of any film in 2019. Not only is the title unique and brilliant, the rest of the film is too. With strong performances and a heart-warming tone throughout, this buddy comedy movie is definitely […]

Abominable (2019) Review

Wait until you can stream it… Don’t worry. Abominable‘s title is not a reflection on the film itself. In fact, there is a lot to enjoy here, with likeable characters and flourishes of creativity in the film’s second half. However,  these bursts of inspiration are few and far between. Yi (Chloe Bennet) is a likeable […]