Review: Babylon

Has director Damien Chazelle gone insane? Can someone check on him? Following the lives of several Hollywood big fish and small fry during the Silent Era, Babylon is full of debauchery and excess. But the players lives turn upside down with the event of “Talkies”; sound in cinema. Directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La…

Review: Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a solid movie with some important subtext. Two World War One veterans find themselves wanted for the murder of a late friend’s daughter. But in an effort to get themselves out of the mess, they only embroil themselves further in a conspiracy of global disaster. Directed by David O. Russell (American Hustle, The…

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….