The Favorite (2018)

The Favorite (2018) In retrospect, the byzantine social milieu of the early 18th-century court of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) is a good fit for the stylistic peccadilloes of Greek provocateur Yorgos Lanthimos. Much… Continue reading

Aquaman (2018)

Aquaman (2018) Home is calling. Director James Wan’s big screen version of DC’s venerable and much-mocked seafaring superhero lives at the intersection of camp and pulp, and that’s as it should be. Starring… Continue reading

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Back in 2012, Wreck-It Ralph charmed its way into the hearts of Disney, videogame and pop culture fans alike. With an embarrassment of riches in its character cameos,… Continue reading

Vice (2018)

Vice (2018) The Untold True Story That Changed the Course of History Following on from his suddenly serious crossover critical darling, The Big Short (2015), director and writer Adam McKay continues his explorations… Continue reading

Mortal Engines (2018)

Mortal Engines (2018) Some scars never heal. If you got Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) and threw it in a blender with the likes of Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), then added in… Continue reading

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Santa’s in town early this year There’s not a lot going on in this fairly rote straight-to-Netflix Christmas movie except for one little thing, but that one little thing… Continue reading

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