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 […]

Retrospective Reviews: L.A. Confidential (1997)

Watch this as soon as you can… L.A. Confidential has a curious place in the film canon. It is considered a masterpiece and a highlight of 90s cinema, but it still feels underrated and overshadowed. The 90s is easily one of cinema’s greatest decades, with many of the best films of all time coming out […]

Retrospective Reviews: The King of Comedy (1983)

Watch this as soon as you can… Joker has just had its premier in Venice, and critics are loving it. Many have compared it to a Scorsese masterpiece starring Robert De Niro (there are too many films that fit this description). The King of Comedy. It is a 1982 satirical black comedy that is often […]

Transit (2019) Review

Wait until you can stream it… Christian Petzold has created a film with a lot to say, even if it does feel very quiet and muted. Transit, a German-French language thriller, requires patience. If you have that, then this is a thought provoking film with considered political commentary on the current state of the refugee […]

Retrospective Reviews: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Watch this as soon as you can… Terminator 2: Judgment Day (T2) is surely one of the greatest sequels of all time. Everything great about the original is plugged into an amplifier and made even better. The special effects are more cutting-edge than before, and still hold up nearly thirty years later. Its storyline has […]