Review: Crawl

Not entirely sure you can turn your brain off enough to fully enjoy Crawl. Haley, concerned for her estranged father who hasn’t been answering his phone, travels headlong into a category 5 hurricane to find him. Unfortunately his home has some scaly house guests. Alexandre Aja, whose career seems to be nosediving, having started out…

Review: Us

It is better than Get Out. There, I said it. A family on vacation find themselves terrorised by mysterious doppelgangers, who appeared from nowhere and have unknown motivations. The above statement that Us triumphs over director Jordan Peele’s 2017 debut Get Out is probably a personal preference. The trailers for that film really gave the…

Review: Black Mirror – Bandersnatch

A little late to the party here, but Bandersnatch is certainly an interesting mix of media. Stefan Butler is a video game programmer prodigy, and he hopes that an adaptation of a Choose Your Own Adventure book called Bandersnatch will be his greatest achievement. But, how to do it? Despite this feature being released in…

Review: Unsane

If you have any sort of mental health disorder, do not watch this film. A single woman, living alone and working in America, with a history of psychological abuse from a stalker, looks for support from a local psychiatrist. But when she signs on with them, she finds herself committed to a mental ward… where…

Review: Yardie

Great soundtrack and great style doesn’t fully disguise a paint-by-numbers screenplay. D. (for Dennis) a boy living in Jamaica falls into the service of one of two rival gangs after his brother is killed in the crossfire. The gang’s boss, King Fox, hires him for a job in London, delivering cocaine. But D. isn’t one…

Review: Hotel Artemis

A smart-mouthed thriller set in a hospital for criminals, Hotel Artemis is a decent time at the cinema. When their bank heist goes awry, two brothers take shelter inside a converted hotel ran by a nurse who treats the world’s top criminals and assassins. But when the leader of a crime syndicate is due to…

Review: A Quiet Place

A very unique and smartly-crafted monster movie. Something not often found these days. The world has been terrorized by nameless creatures that can kill instantly, are virtually invulnerable, and have an incredible capacity for hearing. After the world is ravaged, a family of five struggle to survive in the wilderness, living almost entirely soundless lives….

Review: Mute

I do enjoy dystopian science fiction films, so Mute had quite a lot to give. In the middle of a hi-tech, future Germany, a mute, Amish bartender finds himself embroiled in Berlin’s seedy criminal underworld while tracking down the girl he loves after she mysteriously vanishes. After the burns of Bright and The Cloverfield Paradox,…

Review: The Cloverfield Paradox

The Cloverfield Paradox surprised everyone with its release… after viewing it my feelings are somewhat torn. British scientist Eva Hamilton commits to joining an experimental space program to test an advanced particle collider in hope that it might solve Earth’s debilitating energy crisis. But operating the machine, even in Earth’s orbit, has bizarre and far-reaching…

Review: The Villainess

Incredible action sequences laboured with one too many twists which feel somewhat familiar. A woman forcibly inducted into a secret organisation of assassins finds herself at odds with her missions when events from her bloody and tragic past resurface. “Korean John Wick” is an easy sell, but that is probably the best way to describe…