Review: Knives Out

A modern whodunnit thriller. Funny, classy, but a little simplistic. When a famous author is found dead, seemingly within a closed room in his family’s house, his nurse becomes the centre of attention as a private investigator is called in. But stranger things are afoot. Released in 2019, director Rian Johnson (who at the time…

Review: Nobody

Remember: If you become estranged from your family, just go out and start a fight with a bunch of people. They’ll respect you again. A husband and father, estranged from his whole family, finds his patience run out after thieves break into his house. So begins a spiral of carnage as he finds out how…

Review: The Green Knight

Arthurian legend comes to life in this unsettling fable of man’s honour, chastity, and bravery. Gawain, nephew of the great King Arthur, is called to the court on Christmas Day only to accept a fatal challenge from a mysterious intruder. The challenge begins a quest for young Gawain, who does not see the perils and…

Review: I Am Mother

A solid sci-fi thriller that keeps you guessing and leaves you with intriguing questions. After the extinction of the human race, a girl is born and raised within a protective bunker by a robot with maternal and parental programming. But when the girl encounters another human from the outside, her reality is turned on its…

Review: The Invisible Man

Like the Joker rising from the flailing DCEU, The Invisible Man is a surprising turn of events. After escaping a life living with her abuser, Cecilia tries to go back to living a normal life. Yet even after the news of his death, she can’t quite accept that he is gone. Is it the trauma,…

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: 1917

A hauntingly beautiful, if gruelling ordeal. Sam Mendes’ film is incredible. During the events of The Great War, two young soldiers are given a task: one day to travel across enemy occupied territory to deliver new orders to two battalions. If they fail, sixteen hundred men will be killed. Time is the enemy. Director Sam…

Review: The Good Liar

Despite being predictable by its very nature, it is a decent thriller with some fun performances. Roy and Betty are two British citizens heading towards their 80s, looking for companionship. Meeting up thanks to an online dating site, they immediately hit it off. Little does Betty know that Roy has a dark secret. Starring Sir…

Review: Joker

This is not your average comic book movie. Arthur Fleck, a failed comedian and performing clown in Gotham city, lives with his ageing mother while hopelessly trying to make it in show business. But the darkness in his head and the oppressive, uncompromising reality outside threaten to unravel his sanity completely. It is a little…

Review: Ad Astra

An astronaut must travel on a secret mission to the edge of the Solar System in a bid to save all life as we know it, and perhaps reunite with his estranged father in the process. “Space” movies often fall into two categories, each category with a spectrum with two extremes on either end. The…