Ready or Not (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Ready for a film that is a strong contender for film of the year, or not? It is difficult to be one of the best comedies of the year, and even harder to be one of the best horrors in 2019, with such tough competition. Yet, a case […]

The Kitchen (2019) Review

Wait until you can stream it… This should work, but it does not. The Kitchen is extremely well-cast, the source material is lauded, and the writer-director was involved with Straight Outta Compton, a highlight of the 2010s. Sadly, it does not. Whilst it does have its moments, one’s overall enjoyment of the film is ruined […]

Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Review

Wait until you can stream it… Rambo: Last Blood is an attempt to update a 1980s action icon for the 2010s. To do this, it borrows heavily from other movies of this decade: the nightclubs and rooftop settings of John Wick, the last stand sequence from Skyfall and the plot of Taken. Unfortunately, in the […]

Ad Astra (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Ad Astra needs to be seen in the cinema. The score and special effects demand it. Even if you do not get round to watching it where it was meant to be seen, there is still plenty to enjoy. James Gray’s space thriller is a character study with […]

Battle at Big Rock (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… You have no reason not to watch Battle at Big Rock: it is only eight minutes long and free online. This short film is a satisfying pay-off to the exciting cliff-hanger of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. It imagines how something as normal as a camping trip, a perfectly […]

Hustlers (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Hearing Jennifer Lopez is starring a film has never been a signpost for cinematic quality. Perhaps that will change after the release of her new film, Hustlers, for which she also has a production credit. It is perfectly paced and the editing is impeccably timed, which, along with […]

Tall Girl (2019) Review

Do not watch this… Another Netflix original that does not deserve the time of day. Its bones and muscles are made of cliches and easy to predict plot points, making this a teen comedy that does not stand out, particularly in comparison to hits such as Booksmart, which takes the genre forward. The characters are […]

The Souvenir (2019) Review

Wait until you can stream it… Going to art galleries is not for everyone. They are quiet and require a lot of attention and a lot of patience. Joanna Hogg’s latest film, The Souvenir, is (aptly) named after a painting. One cannot help but liken it to the experience of walking through an art gallery. […]

It: Chapter Two (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… The first It is overrated. Funnily enough, It: Chapter Two seems like will suffer from the opposite problem, going by the critical consensus. Of course, this film has its flaws. The second act and its over use of the flashback are great hindrances slowing this movie down so […]

Retrospective Reviews: It (2017)

Wait until you can stream it… It: Chapter Two is released today. There are a lot of people who are excited about the release of this movie. Who knows why. Its predecessor does have its moments, but it is ultimately overrated. Andy Muschietti is back for the second instalment, so we are likely in for […]