Category Archive: Film Reviews

Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) She’ll Slash. She’ll Stab. She’ll Sing. We’ve had zom-rom-coms — that’s zombie romantic comedies for the uninitiated — before in the form of Edgar Wright’s superlative Shaun of… Continue reading

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

Overlord (2018)

Overlord (2018) Produced by J.J. Abrams through his Bad Robot banner, Overlord has been ladled as a wartime zombie flick. Part of this is correct. It’s a gleefully gory cross-genre cocktail filled with… 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

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) How the West Was Won (more or less) Originally conceived as a single season television series, Joel and Ethan Coen’s playful Western, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,… 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

Robin Hood (2018)

Robin Hood (2018) The Legend You Know. The Story You Don’t. Whoever thought it was a good idea to give the timeless tale of outlaw Robin Hood a modern makeover is an absolute… 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