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…

Review: It Comes at Night

It’s like watching a random episode of The Walking Dead without any context. A family live in seclusion, in a boarded up house in the middle of the woods, cowering from a lethal contagion that’s decimating the country. But when another family become aware of their home, things will get complicated. Missing It Comes at…

Review: Gerald’s Game

As a service, Netflix is getting absurdly good. Gerald’s Game is terrifically unsettling. A married couple intent on rekindling their passion get an isolated seaside getaway together for a long weekend. Jessie, a supportive wife, discovers her husband Gerald has quite an excessive imagination for their new sexual exploration. But after she’s handcuffed to the…

Review: Blade Runner 2049 (2D)

How refreshing… a sequel to a film over thirty years old that doesn’t feel recycled and captures the tone and atmosphere perfectly! A Blade Runner is a special law enforcement officer dedicated to hunt down Replicants, artificial humans who are incredibly hard to identify and should they go rogue, pose incredible risks. Following the story…

Review: Nocturnal Animals

A great example of deep character writing. It will definitely benefit from repeated viewing. An artist turn exhibit organiser received a book written by her ex-husband, the story it tells is both moving and unsettlingly personal. With an awesome cast, Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Michael Sheen and Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals is an unwinding psychological…