Category Archive: Film Reviews

Bumblebee (2018)

Bumblebee (2018) Every adventure has a beginning For almost a decade, I’ve found myself fighting a losing battle trying to defend Michael Bay’s loud, brazen screen-smashing Transformers series, which I actually kinda dig… Continue reading

Boy Erased (2018)

Boy Erased (2018) Based on the unforgettable true story. There was a steady build-up of promotion around Boy Erased. With its core exploration of religion versus sexuality and an air of self-importance about… Continue reading

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) What makes you different is what makes you Spider-Man. As many comic book pontificators have noted over the years, one of the key appeals of Marvel’s Spider-Man is… Continue reading

The Grinch (2018)

The Grinch (2018) It’s never too early to be annoyed by Christmas. The ninth fully animated 3D feature from Illumination Entertainment/ Universal Pictures, and their third Dr. Seuss adaptation — following 2008’s excellent… Continue reading

An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018)

An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) A love triangle with too many sides. An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn is what you would get if you fed an AI algorithm 15,000 slightly… Continue reading

Thoroughbreds (2017)

Thoroughbreds (2017) Good Breeding Gone Bad Coming across like a stagier, more self-serious version of Heathers (1988) shaded with a dash of Bret Easton Ellis, Thoroughbreds, the debut feature from writer and director… Continue reading

Mile 22 (2018)

Mile 22 (2018) Option 1: Diplomacy. Option 2: Military. Meet Option 3 After having collaborated in the Afghanistan war drama Lone Survivor (2013), the historical oil-rig disaster Deepwater Horizon (2016), and the excellent… Continue reading

Cam (2018)

Cam (2018) Notions of sexuality, identity, community and connection all get put under the microscope in the new (mildly, it must be said) erotic thriller Cam, which recently debuted on Netflix and played… Continue reading

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Let the mystery unfold. Throughout the ages there have been countless interpretations of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 short story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. From the… Continue reading

Thugs of Hindostan (2018)

Thugs of Hindostan (2018) India’s answer to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, Thugs of Hindostan is a Hindi-language swashbuckling pantomime that boasts all the bells and whistles of the Johnny Depp-starring pentalogy —… Continue reading