Reviews

4

The Bouncer Review

In 2008, Jean-Claude Van Damme starred in the self-parody film JCVD. The film was a great success for the Muscles from Brussels, with some even suggesting he could get an Academy Award nomination at the time (...
2

Where Hands Touch Review

Amma Asante is one of the more exciting directors working today. Belle is a genuinely powerful glimpse into the history of race relations in 18th-Century England. A United Kingdom may not be as great as Belle,...
3.5

Shazam! Review

Let’s get this out of the way first of all, Shazam! is the best superhero Christmas film ever. It’s a joyous and fun flick about a kid and the inner super… err… man that exists within him. When Billy Batson (A...
4.5

Pet Sematary Review

As a vet nurse, I saw more than enough pet related tragedy for a lifetime. I wrote about the five things I learned as a vet nurse a while ago, and the third point still rings true. I can still remember the day...
4

Us Review

Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'I will bring on them a disaster they cannot escape. Although they cry out to me, I will not listen to them. Jordan Peele’s follow up to the Oscar winning Get Out, Us, ...
2

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Review

There is no other director who could have done what Terry Gilliam has with The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (TMWKDQ), a story that combines the surreal with the real in a fantasy adventure which sees Toby (Adam ...
4

Transit Review

Where fictional literary adaptations risk little in terms of causing offense (hello Shakespeare), 2018 German-drama Transit walks the fine line between poetic licensing and insensitivity by transitioning the h...
4

The Oath Review

Like standing in the eye of a hurricane, assessing every piece of debris flashing past your face, it often a fool’s errand to try and critique a crisis as it’s unfolding. The hurricane in question is one Presi...
4.5

The Guilty Review

If 55% of communication is made up of body language, then the pressure put on the remaining 45% when it is primarily employed to help create a tense, powerful narrative in a visual medium like film, is immense...
2

Triple Frontier Review

When you have the likes of Oscar Isaac, Ben Affleck, Garret Hedlund, Charlie Hunnam, and Pedro Pascal headlining a film you would expect nothing but the best but sadly, with Triple Frontier, you get nowhere ne...