Category Archive: Film Reviews

Doomsday (2008)

Doomsday (2008) Mankind has an expiration date It’s not especially difficult to spot the influences on Neil Marshall’s 2008 post-apocalyptic action extravaganza, Doomsday, but that’s kind of the point. Marshall’s girl-on-a-mission B-movie blow… Continue reading

Hellboy (2019)

Hellboy (2019) Demons Have Demons Too. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that I was hugely disappointed when a Hellboy reboot was announced; not because I dislike the character or comic, on… Continue reading

The Hole in the Ground (2019)

The Hole in the Ground (2019) Fleeing from the city and an abusive husband, Sarah O’Neill (Seána Kerslake) and her young son, Chris (James Quinn Markey), make a new home for themselves in… Continue reading

Dumbo (2019)

Dumbo (2019) In 2019, a beloved tale will take you to new heights. You’ve seen a dragonfly, a horsefly, and a housefly, but have you ever seen an elephant fly? Well, certainly not… Continue reading

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) They come in pieces. No, that’s not the tagline for a gory slasher flick, but the latest LEGO movie! Could it actually be that half… Continue reading

Pet Sematary (2019)

Pet Sematary (2019) Sometimes Dead Is Better The specter of mortality hangs over Stephen King’s Pet Sematary more than most other horror texts. In whatever form it takes — 1983 novel, 1989 film… Continue reading

Five Feet Apart (2019)

Five Feet Apart (2019) When Life Keeps You Apart, Fight For Every Inch. There’s been a bit of an explosion of terminal romance films of late — from the time-honored American classic Love… Continue reading

Us (2019)

Us (2019) Watch Yourself. Having already staked out his place in the horror pantheon with his feature directing debut, the excellent and unsettling Get Out (2017), Jordan Peele fortifies his position with his… Continue reading

Shazam! (2019)

Shazam! (2019) Just say the word. There’s a scene in Shazam! where 14-year-old foster kid Billy Batson (Asher Angel) — who can turn into a thirtysomething costumed demigod by shouting the word ‘Shazam!’—… Continue reading

Fighting with My Family (2019)

Fighting with My Family (2019) A Comedy About a Family That Fights a Little Differently As a casual fan of the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), I always knew I’d like Fighting with My… Continue reading