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. […]

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 […]

Gemini Man (2019) Review

Wait until you can stream it… If you have read a few reviews for Gemini Man, you have probably seen many negative reactions to this Ang Lee/Will Smith collaboration. This film has not impressed film critics. Going by the poor box office results so far, with many predicting a rare Will Smith flop, the public […]

Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Between Two Ferns, the show, is a YouTube series that borrows the premise of the 00s hit show, Da Ali G Show. In both shows, the comedian/host interviews celebrities, but the twist is that the questions are harsh, scathing, and make you ask how he thinks he could […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pain and Glory (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Pedro Almodóvar, with his latest film, Pain and Glory, has crafted a deeply personal meditation on what it feels like to have passed your prime and the peak of your notoriety. Telling the story of an ageing film director who has given up on making films, feeling physically […]

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Stranger Things and It appear to have started a trend for horror films about children/teenagers set in the past. If either of these disappointed you, or feel overrated, then Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is the film for you. This new film, from producer Guillermo del […]