Reviews

Marianne

It is now October, which means it is basically Halloween. As a film and TV addict, that means that one of my first Google searches of the month was “new horror on Netflix.” I was not prepared for that search to direct me to one of the most...

Judy

The release of Judy has not received much fanfare, in stark contrast to last year’s musical Oscar bait, A Star Is Born, which incidentally once starred Judy Garland herself. Instead, the release of Rupert Goold’s introspective biopic, an...

Joker

You could be forgiven for assuming that a villain origin story is going to amount to little more than a desperate attempt to squeeze cash out of an already saturated market. Yet such a description is not apt for Todd Phillips’ Joker. The film...

Missing Link

It’s rare that a studio puts as much love and care into each film they make as Laika. In ten years they’ve released five films, each lovingly crafted and infused with an oddball charm that distinguishes them from other family friendly films. Yet...

The Rift

The Rift (original title Trhlina) is a mystery-thriller that follows a group of strangers visiting the Tribeč mountain range in Slovakia, investigating a series of mysterious disappearances that have occurred there. Directed by Peter Bebjak and...

Shazam!

Rarely is a film so aptly and succinctly summed up by a title as brief and simple as Shazam!. It’s a film bursting with camp ridiculousness and childish whimsy, and a heavy heaping of cheese that saves it from sinking below the weight of a genre...

All Is True

All is True is Kenneth Branagh’s and Ben Elton’s collaborative Shakespearean biopic focusing on the Bard’s retirement years captures the essence of the English countryside. The plot focuses on Shakespeare’s rather estranged homecoming to...

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