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: Nope

There something Human Centipede about this… A family of horse ranchers who have a history in Hollywood, experience strange goings on in their valley after a death in the family… “Academy Award Winner” Jordan Peele, director of horror hits such as Get Out and Us, returns to the big screen with Nope, after a spell…

Review: Parasite

A tremendous victory at the Academy Awards is justified. A poor family in South Korea begin set their sights on a wealthy family’s home, using their con artist skills to improve their everyday lives. But how far can it be pushed? For many western audiences, Parasite will have come completely out of the blue. A…

Review: It – Chapter 2

A slightly repetitive story structure does not inhibit an entertaining time! The kids from Derry, Maine, have left the town and grown up to have lives of their own. But Mike, who remained in Derry, contacts them all twenty-seven years after their traumatic experiences, and tells them to come home. The clown Pennywise has returned,…

Review: The Dead Don’t Die

What a strange little film. The quiet little American town of Centreville is about to have a rude awakening when zombies start rising from the grave. It is up to two unlikely local cops to find a solution, and fast. You might be forgiven to think that The Dead Don’t Die looks like a cross…

Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Full of “caustic wit”, this is a McCarthy comedy I can get behind. Lee Israel is a struggling writer living in New York, with her rent three months overdo, her cat being sick, and her publisher wanting nothing to do with her, she turns to a life of fraud to make ends meet. It is…

Review: Vice

Who would have thought the director of Anchorman would go on to direct not one (The Big Short) but two incredibly thorough and consumable dives into the worst of American politics. This true story follows the life of the Washington DC Vice President of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and his secretive dealings that escalated…

Review: Stan & Ollie

A very simple yet sentimental movie, about growing old and still enjoying what you do. Set between the 1930s and 1950s, the film follows the famous comedy double act as they enter their winter years. Coping with their incredible fame shrinking as the world moves on, and manage the complexities of career and personal lives….

Review: Tag

I think someone just wanted to see Jeremy Renner do parkour. The premise of Tag is of five grown men who have been playing the same game of Tag for thirty years, despite having jobs and lives of their own. One of them though, has never been tagged. Moreover, it is “inspired” by true events….

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…