Review


Locked Down is a Shaggy Dog Screwball Comedy for the Lockdown

Locked Down is a Shaggy Dog Screwball Comedy for the Lockdown

Locked Down is another unexpected production that came out of the lockdown of 2020. Written, financed, and shot within 4 months, it's another British approach to lockdown stories for film and television. Unlike the reactionary and exploitation thriller tropes of the Michael Bay production Songbird, it's a more sedate affair offering a picture of London […]

The Midnight Sky: Sad Dad and Sad Astronauts in a Joyless Movie

The Midnight Sky: Sad Dad and Sad Astronauts in a Joyless Movie

The Midnight Sky is a very near-future Science Fiction yarn about a dying scientist at the end of the world who has to warn the last astronauts in space that the Earth is doomed, and they shouldn't come back. This is probably the last movie anyone wants to see right now, given the world's current […]

Review: Wonder Woman 1984 in IMAX &#8211 Youll Believe A Woman Can Fly

Review: Wonder Woman 1984 in IMAX – You'll Believe A Woman Can Fly

Yesterday, I saw Wonder Woman 1984 at the BFI IMAX screen at London Waterloo. At the time, I didn't realise that this experience will be denied all other Londoners when the movie is released tomorrow, and London goes into Tier 3 lockdown until the end of the year. Masked, we sat, separate and disinfected, watching […]

Breach: Bruce Willis vs. Super Zombies in Nonsensical Sci-Fi Action

Breach: Bruce Willis vs. Super Zombies in Nonsensical Sci-Fi Action

Bruce Willis stars in a sci-fi film that borrows a few elements from various horror films. The premise is initially clear on its head with a dystopian future. A select few civilians and military personnel are allowed to board a spaceship bound for an earth colony. A stowaway and junior mechanic, Noah (Cody Kearsley) boards […]

Archenemy: Joe Manganiello Shines in Grounded Superhero Tale

Archenemy: Joe Manganiello Shines in Grounded Superhero Tale

When you think about all the stories and tall tales relatives might tell at family gatherings, they might describe it the way Joe Manganiello does if he/she were a superhero in RLJE Films' Archenemy. Make no mistake; this is not some indie film masquerading as a tentpole blockbuster. It's more grounded in the style of […]

Wander: All-Star Cast Shines in Psychological Indie Thriller

Wander: All-Star Cast Shines in Psychological Indie Thriller

Wander has all the makings of a mainstream Hollywood film and director April Mullen (Tiny Pretty Things) and Tim Doiron pull out the stops to create this wonderfully crafted psychological thriller that's on par with the likes of Christopher Nolan and David Lynch. The film stars Aaron Eckhart as Arthur Bretnik, a private investigator and […]

What Lies Below: Classic Horror Works With Intense Performances

What Lies Below: Classic Horror Works With Intense Performances

What Lies Below is what I describe is a powerful story that blends mystery, coming-of-age, and horror genre that's driven by its talented core trio in Mena Suvari, Trey Tucker, and Ema Horvath. The story begins when single mother Michelle (Suvari) picks up her daughter Liberty (Horvath) from camp and make their way to Liberty's […]

New Midway Games Doc Insert Coin Is More Than Worth Your Time

New Midway Games Doc Insert Coin Is More Than Worth Your Time

If you are of a certain age, some of your best video game playing memories will come from playing Midway Games releases of the '90s. Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, there is no doubt that you lost many an afternoon and quarters in those machines if you are like me. What you may not know, however, […]

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula &#8211 Sequel is Bigger but Not Better

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula – Sequel is Bigger but Not Better

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, so named in the US because audiences may not remember what movie it's supposed to be a sequel to, is a return to Zombie Apocalypse South Korea with bigger, louder but not necessarily better results. Train to Busan Present: Peninsula is a sequel in the sense that it takes place […]

Jiu Jitsu: Roger Corman-Worthy Campy Martial Arts Sci-Fi Schlock

Jiu Jitsu: Roger Corman-Worthy Campy Martial Arts Sci-Fi Schlock

When it comes to campy martial arts science fiction action films, you can hardly go wrong with Dimitri Logothetis' Jiu Jitsu once you accept it for what it is. The film stars Alain Moussi, who plays Jake, one of several warriors destined to defend earth from an alien threat who looks more like the sentinel […]

The Owners: Well-Intentioned But Should Have Foreclosed [REVIEW]

The Owners: Well-Intentioned, But Should Have Foreclosed [REVIEW]

When it comes to horror films, one of the biggest selling points is finding a character who's likable the audience can get behind. The film's star Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), who plays Mary, barely fits that category as someone who gets dragged into her circumstance by her boyfriend Nathan (Ian Kenny) in a heist-gone-wrong. […]

Haunting of the Mary Celeste A Shallow Supernatural Thriller [REVIEW]

Haunting of the Mary Celeste A Shallow Supernatural Thriller [REVIEW]

One of the appealing aspects of marine mysteries like the Bermuda Triangle or the ill-fated ships like the Mary Celeste is the intrigue trying to trace the source of the phenomenon behind its related disappearances. While it's easy for a film like Haunting of the Mary Celeste to venture to the grotesque, it takes the […]

We Review Ghost In The Shell: 25th Anniversary Edition

We Review Ghost In The Shell: 25th Anniversary Edition

Ghost In The Shell has been one of the biggest influencing manga/anime franchises on cyberpunk and pop culture in our modern era. The franchise has been portrayed in several different ways from a proper manga series to several anime and digitally animated TV shows, to that one 2017 movie we don't talk about. But ultimately, […]

Books of Blood Review: Surprisingly and Disappointingly Mild

Books of Blood Review: Surprisingly and Disappointingly Mild

Here's yet another adaptation of Clive Barker's Books of Blood. This was originally going to be a new anthology TV series, but at some point, the executives at Hulu changed their minds. What was developed was salvaged into a single movie, and the results are dull and disappointing. There was already another movie adaptation by […]

2067 Means Well as Sci-Fi Cautionary Tale But Falls Flat [REVIEW]

2067 Means Well as Sci-Fi Cautionary Tale But Falls Flat [REVIEW]

When it comes to upcoming theatrical releases, the timing of 2067 doesn't seem to have any kind of organic fit in the current paradigm. If it weren't for the current context of a pandemic, the film's messages and theme could resonate more with audiences. 2067 focuses on an earth where humanity is rendered near exist […]

#ALIVE Review: The Zombie Lockdown Movie We Need

#ALIVE Review: The Zombie Lockdown Movie We Need

#ALIVE might be the zombie movie of the moment. It's a tightly-written, no-holds-barred zombie movie that features a hero trapped in lockdown during the zombie apocalypse because it's not safe to go outside. Sound familiar? The movie follows Joon-Woo, a gamer, livestreamer, and tech geek played by Yoo Ah-In who sees the zombie apocalypse erupt […]

Tenet Review: It Isnt Coming to Save Anyone Much Less US Cinemas

Tenet Review: It Isn't Coming to Save Anyone, Much Less US Cinemas

So much weight has been placed on Christopher Nolan's newest film Tenet that it almost isn't fair. In a typical 2020, it would've been just another blockbuster set amongst half a dozen others. But 2020 is anything but normal, and with movie theaters closed for months, the expectations that Tenet will bring people back to […]

The King of Staten Island: Pete Davidsons Enduring Gem [REVIEW]

The King of Staten Island: Pete Davidson's Enduring Gem [REVIEW]

The sad clown trope is a common theme among comedians, particularly those who embrace darker themes in their act. The King of Staten Island is a semi-biographical life of Pete Davidson, who plays Scott Carlin, an aspiring tattoo artist and stoner forced to find meaning in his life, or he'll be kicked out of his […]

Host: Horror Movie Shot on Zoom in Lockdown Captures Our Current Mood

Host: Horror Movie Shot on Zoom in Lockdown Captures Our Current Mood

It was inevitable: someone finally made a horror movie shot on zoom during lockdown where everyone, cast, crew, and director, were in isolation in their homes. Host – now streaming on Shudder – has a deceptively simple premise: a bunch of friends, bored during the lockdown, decide to host a séance on zoom for fun. […]

Becky Review: Gory And Violent Revenge Film Brings The Goods

Becky Review: Gory And Violent Revenge Film Brings The Goods

Becky became available to stream on VOD platforms this weekend, while also opening on drive-in screens around the country. The Home Alone-style revenge thriller has made waves for having comedic actor Kevin James star as the neo-Nazi bad guy in the film, complete with a swastika tattoo on the back of his head. Stunt casting […]