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

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