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: The Black Phone

You know what? This is a solid horror movie. Taking place in the 70s, the film follows Finn and his sister Gwen, in they neighbourhood where children go missing. When Finn finds himself abducted, his only hope of escape is a disconnected black phone in his cell… Director Scott Derrickson, who also made Sinister and…

Review: Hellraiser (2022)

For fans of the original, this remake might feel a bit… lacking. The story follows Riley, a down-and-out seventeen-year-old girl whose life is ruled by drinking, drugs, and dating a boy with a criminal past. But when the two of them find a mysterious puzzle box, they hope their lives will get easier. Unfortunately, that…

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: Samaritan

Supposing you haven’t seen anything Sylvester Stallone has starred in for the last twenty years, or any superhero movie ever, you might find something worthwhile in Samaritan. A young boy named Sam has been raised believing two super strong brothers had fought for justice in Granite City. But the two brothers, Samaritan and Nemesis, had…

Review: Luca

A simple but entertaining story. Luca lives under the sea with his parents as a family of sea monsters, working every day herding fish, when the intrigue of fallen objects from the land above gets the better of him. So begins a classic fish-out-of-water story, with added Vespas. Sometimes there isn’t a whole lot to…

Review: Bullet Train

A hi-octane, violent, funny action movie that ticks all the right boxes. Multiple trained assassins board a bullet train in Tokyo, only to find out their objectives are intertwined. Directed by David Leitch (director of Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde, and co-director of John Wick) Bullet Train is a marvellous piece of escapist action. It is…

Review: Thor – Love and Thunder

One thing is for certain: Marvel Phase 4 certainly is… continuing. Thor finds himself on a journey of self-discovery after the events of the Infinity War, having lost everything dear to him. However, a powerful enemy rises from the dark, proclaimed to be “the god butcher”. Allies have to be found, and one surprisingly arrives…

Review: Lightyear

Andy really is a boring child if this was his favourite movie… After crash landing a ship of 1,200 crew, space ranger Buzz Lightyear goes on a daring attempt to refuel the ship so they can go home. But his attempts fling him into the future, where an evil villain awaits… Despite 1995’s Toy Story…

Review: Men

Possibly the most over-indulgent film by Alex Garland yet… When a woman’s husband kills himself, she rents out an old manor in the English countryside to escape the haunting memories. However, the town doesn’t seem to be all as it appears, and her escape might be taking a completely different route. Alex Garland is something…