Reviews

Bumblebee

‘Flogging a dead horse’ comes to mind when hearing about a Transformers prequel. One of the most bloated and basic franchises of modern cinema surely does not deserve another entry. It’s a miracle and welcome surprise then that not only...

The Front Runner

The Front Runner, the latest film from Jason Reitman, covers the 1987 presidential campaign of US Senator Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) as he and his team clash with the news media over a scandal. Central to the story are the issues of media overreach,...

Aquaman

Aquaman (Jason Momoa) was already introduced via a cameo in Batman vs. Superman (2016), and with a larger role in Justice League (2017), with this film focusing on his surrounding mythology rather than his individual character. We are informed that...

The Favourite

There’s one scene in Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite that rises above the impulses and practices of his hip nihilism, and shows something worth looking at and thinking about. A candlelit hall is the setting, dark as pitch with suggestions of...

Creed II

One might think that after eight instalments about the same tale of redemption and triumph, any franchise would be on the ropes at this point, but after the electrifying revival of the Rocky legacy in 2015’s Creed, the series pounds its way back...

Sorry To Bother You

Boots Riley’s new, soon to be classic, Sorry to Bother You, is an artfully created socio-political commentary on the modern western world. The film is a rare socialist call to collective action from our decidedly non-socialist cousins from across...

Robin Hood

Robin Hood is a folk tale older than the hills, which seems to be making a cinematic revival in a big way. With 43 TV shows and movies in the works at current, Otto Bathurst’s prequel falls short. Interestingly, it’s produced by Leonardo...

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