Review: A Quiet Place

A very unique and smartly-crafted monster movie. Something not often found these days. The world has been terrorized by nameless creatures that can kill instantly, are virtually invulnerable, and have an incredible capacity for hearing. After the world is ravaged, a family of five struggle to survive in the wilderness, living almost entirely soundless lives….

Review: Ready Player One

An eclectic, computer generated action sequence, the TRON of a new generation… it actually made me feel old. In 2045, society has almost completely collapsed with over-population, people live in shanty towns made of re-purposed trash and vehicles stacked on top of each other. But people escape this near-dystopian society within a sprawling virtual reality…

Review: Isle of Dogs

Did you hear the rumour? In the near future, a tyrannical mayor of Japanese city Megasuki, Mayor Kobayashi, deems all dogs be exiled to a remote island due to a dangerous canine virus. Now, dejected and unwanted, the dogs of the island gain new purpose when the young, twelve year old ward of the mayor…

Review: Annihilation

Another month, another Netflix release! Annihilation is a surprisingly different experience. When a Lena’s husband returns from war having been presumed dead, he is suffering from a bizarre pathogen and she looks to find out what happened. She finds herself recruited into a suicide mission investigating a extraterrestrial landscape that is overwhelming the natural world….

Review: Tomb Raider

Vikander plays the part wonderfully, but this experience felt a little empty. See the humble beginnings of the legendary Lara Croft as she becomes The Tomb Raider. After her father Richard goes missing on an expedition to a distant and forgotten Asian island, Lara takes it upon herself to find him with the clues he…

Review: The Red Turtle

2017’s Studio Ghibli animation is… It’s… strange. A man is stranded on an island and desperate to escape, but he meets a mysterious red turtle and his life takes an unusual turn. Metaphors and hidden meanings in film are a good thing, in fact films that force the audience to think and make up their…

Review: Lady Bird

A compelling, meaningful coming of age story, full of honesty and blunt humour. Christine, raised and living in Sacramento, California, dreams of escaping her backwater life and controlling mother despite not having the grades at school to allow it, or the money to afford it. But while she angrily protests and rebels against established social…

Review: Mute

I do enjoy dystopian science fiction films, so Mute had quite a lot to give. In the middle of a hi-tech, future Germany, a mute, Amish bartender finds himself embroiled in Berlin’s seedy criminal underworld while tracking down the girl he loves after she mysteriously vanishes. After the burns of Bright and The Cloverfield Paradox,…

Review: Black Panther

Black Panther has all the hallmarks of your usual Marvel entry, but it has a lot of exceptional elements that lift it above the more recent adventures. After his father was killed during the events of Captain America: Civil War, T’Challa finds himself elevated as King of his father’s country of Wakanda. While his people…

Review: The Shape Of Water

I have no idea what general audiences will think of Del Toro’s newest monster movie, but I loved it. A mute woman working as a cleaner inside an American government laboratory encounters a wondrous creature they have captured. But her blossoming feelings for the captive cause her anguish as ruthless authorities want to experiment on…

Review: The Cloverfield Paradox

The Cloverfield Paradox surprised everyone with its release… after viewing it my feelings are somewhat torn. British scientist Eva Hamilton commits to joining an experimental space program to test an advanced particle collider in hope that it might solve Earth’s debilitating energy crisis. But operating the machine, even in Earth’s orbit, has bizarre and far-reaching…

Review: Loving Vincent

What a gorgeous, mesmerizing and sad experience. Depicting the last months of Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh’s life in France, the story follows a post master’s son and his attempts to deliver the artist’s final letter to his brother. How can you write a review of Loving Vincent without immediately talking about the animation…