Review: Dune – Part 2

As it was with past franchises, a second part of a narrative always feels a little… awkward. But Dune: Part 2 delivers the same quality and mystique as the first part. Following the events of Dune (2021) Paul Atreides finds himself among the Fremen, the natives of the planet Arrakis, hiding out from the Harkonnens,…

Review: Argylle

It is so flashy but ultimately tiring. An author becomes hugely popular with a series of spy novels. But when a real spy organization is threatened by the alarming comparisons to their real-life operations… she is about to go on a globe-trotting adventure of her own. Director Matthew Vaughn exploded onto the scene with Layer…

Review: Poor Things

Beautiful, surreal, hilarious, dark, compelling. So very nearly perfect. Bella Baxter, a creation of a surgeon who creates weird chimera lifeforms, wants to be free of her “father’s” trappings and explore the world. She galivants off with a debauched lawyer, to start a journey of self-discovery. Poor Things has got a lot of coverage and…

Review: Ferrari

Director Michael Mann can be hit or miss, but Ferrari is definitely a hit. Enzo Ferrari, owner of the most prestigious brand of race cars in Italy after the end of the war, is faced with bankruptcy if he cannot get more interest in his cars. Compounding this, his business partner and estranged wife, and…

Review: Wonka

Cadbury’s to Tim Burton’s Hershey’s, this prequel to Dahl’s classic story is delightful. Enthusiastic but na├»ve chocolatier Willy Wonka returns from adventures in the wilderness to give the world his amazing chocolate inventions. However, the Chocolate Cartel will have none of it, and will do anything to stop a threat to their businesses. Directed by…

Review: Killers of The Flower Moon

For all its good performances, it is too long for not much intrigue. In the 1920s, the Native American Osage tribe’s land was rich in oil, bringing them riches and prosperity. But their servants, primarily white Americans, look to marry into these families… But some of them want even more. Based off the book Killers…

Review: Oppenheimer

Don’t ask director Christopher Nolan how a car works. You will get an answer, but it will probably be elaborate and overcomplicated. As Nazi Germany invades Poland, the United States turn to any solution to end the war. They turn to a theoretical physicist named Robert Oppenheimer, and so begins a secret arms race to…

Review: Three Thousand Years of Longing

An intellectual and pleasant experience overall. Our story follows an academic named Alithea, who while traveling the world as a scholar of stories, encounters a djinn trapped in a bottle. What happens when a wish granting creature meets a modern, weary individual without wants or desires? The advertising really, really needs to stop referring to…

Review: Dune

Finally arriving on the big screen, Dune is worth the wait. But there are some irritations. Tens of thousands of years into the future, a prince begins trials of the mind, body, and spirit as his family embark on a task of governing a rare resource that allows for interstellar travel. But as they do,…

Review: The Flight of Dragons

Imagine a time before DVDs, before the Internet, before streaming services. A time when you had to go outside, and to your local video rental store if you wanted to watch a new movie. A time when here, in the UK, we had four television channels; cable did not exist. A time when phones were…