Category Archive: Film Reviews

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

Creed II (2018)

Creed II (2018) A few years back, when Creed (2015) dropped, many, including myself, were pleasantly surprised by just how well writer-director Ryan Coogler handled the Rocky Balboa spin-off, making it feel relevant… 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

Widows (2018)

Widows (2018) Left with nothing. Capable of anything. It’s always interesting when a ‘prestige’ director tackles ‘pulp’ material. It can go either way. Too often you can tell that the A-lister in question… Continue reading

Hunter Killer (2018)

Hunter Killer (2018) Start a Battle to Stop a War Newly promoted Commander Joe Glass (Gerard Butler) is promptly called in to helm a USS Arkansas submarine, to investigate the disappearance of the… Continue reading

The Night Comes for Us (2018)

The Night Comes for Us (2018) After one massacre too many, Triad enforcer Ito (Joe Taslim) guns down his fellow henchmen and hightails it for Jakarta with the only survivor, a young girl… Continue reading

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Who will change the future? I shouldn’t have been so befuddled while watching The Crimes of Grindelwald, the tenth film in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World series,… Continue reading

Night School (2018)

Night School (2018) Kevin Hart’s latest comedy vehicle sees him star as Teddy Walker, a high school drop out whose job as a barbecue salesman literally blows up in his face, leaving him… Continue reading