Review: The Disaster Artist

More of a celebration of what the cult phenomenon now is rather than an honest telling of the disaster it had been. Two words stood out to me while watching this: Guerrero Street. The Disaster Artist is a biopic comedy based off of the novel by Greg Sestero, a young actor who in the late…

Review: What We Do in the Shadows

An awesome little Gothic comedy about vampire flatmates. Set in New Zealand, four vampires from different eras live together in one house and, surprisingly, live very mundane and ordinary lives. Holding flat meetings, delegating whose turn it is to wash the dishes, going out on the town, and of course… seducing and killing people by…

Review: Patchwork

A silly, over the top monster movie with a modern twist. A love letter to 80s and early 90s horror. Jennifer is a businesswoman with no friends and a crashing social life, but one night she is knocked out by a mysterious assailant only to wake up again as some Frankenstein’s Monster construct of body…

Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

A fun but forgettable spy parody gets a sequel that feels completely unnecessary. Eggsy, as a fully-fledged Kingsman agent, finds the odds stacked against him when a secretive but powerful drug baroness destroys the agency and holds the world hostage, he needs to find allies, new and old, to stop the supervillain. Nobody asked for…

Review: The Hunt for the Wilderpeople

What a charming, quirky and enjoyable adventure. In New Zealand, a troublesome child is sent by child services to live in the countryside with foster parents and maybe adjust his immature behaviour. From there a wild story begins with him and his foster uncle throughout the wilderness of New Zealand. With director Taika Waititi being…

Review: Okja

Like a live-action Studio Ghibli, Okja has tremendous heart, charm and nightmare fuel. Your love of bacon could be threatened. A young orphaned Korean girl living with her grandfather befriends a colossal new breed of pig that they are raising in the countryside. Little does she know, her grandfather was chosen ten years ago as…

Review: Baby Driver

An enjoyable, original heist movie, although with some bumps in the road. A young, unassuming heist getaway driver wants out of the business of crime after falling for a waitress, but his boss and fellow criminals who need his ace driving skills won’t let him go so easily. Baby Driver is the brainchild of writer/director…

Trilogy Review: The Mummy

Despite The Mummy franchise derives from themes of Life after Death, and that “death is only the beginning”, it has certainly gotten more rotten and dead after each resurrection. Doesn’t spell much hope for Universal Studio’s “Dark Universe” kickstarter The Mummy, the 2017 film starring action hero Tom Cruise… Mostly because fans today covet the…

Review: Colossal

What a unique but strangely awkward experience. Colossal a one-of-a-kind movie. When Gloria, Anne Hathaway, returns to her suburban roots from living in the big city, she not only finds familiar childhood faces but also discovers she is in direct control of a massive monster that materialises in South Korea whenever she enters a play…

Review: Wiener-Dog

Comedy is no more subjective than it is in black comedies. As an anthology experience, we follow one¬†dachshund “Wiener” dog as it¬†moves from one owner to the next by some invisible hand of fate. But each owner has a different story to tell; quirky, lost and disillusioned all of them. Oh, it’s one of these…