Director: Wes Anderson Cast: (voices only) Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Kunichi Nomura, Ken Watanabe, Frances McDormand, Live Schreiber, Yoko Ono, Greta Gerwig, Nijiro Murakami, Koyo Rankin REVIEW There aren't that many modern filmmakers that spring to mind in association with the term 'auteur theory' a term whose roots… Continue reading Isle of Dogs Review
I am now certain that there is no place more hostile to human habitation than the Arctic. At least no place with oxygen. Having read all 955 pages of Dan Simmons door stopper novel The Terror I can safely say that misery, thy name is the Arctic Circle. Of course contending with sub-zero temperatures is… Continue reading Retro-Review: The Terror.
Our planet and our bodies are changing all the time. Every second a cell dies and another takes its place. Some mutate and become cancerous. Annihilation - the latest in a string of intelligent sci-fi films written by Alex Garland - speeds up the process of evolution with sublimely horrifying results. Not content with keeping… Continue reading Annihilation Review.
Director: Greta Gerwig Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Timothee Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Lois Smith REVIEW It may only clock in at 95 minutes at length, but Lady Bird certainly does leave an impact upon viewing. The feature directorial debut from Greta Gerwig, who has been circulating her way around… Continue reading Lady Bird Review
Director: Duncan Jones Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, Sayneb Saleh, Robert Sheehan, Noel Clarke REVIEW Almost nothing in Duncan Jones' latest film Mute works in the slightest. Characters meander through a poorly constructed narrative with no correlation to the next scene. In short, it's a disaster of monstrous proportions from one… Continue reading Mute Review
Director: Guillermo Del Toro Cast: Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg REVIEW Before 2017, It seemed that acclaimed Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro was struggling to spread his ideas to a mainstream audience. After the success of the Hellboy films in 2008, his other two feature films Pacific… Continue reading The Shape of Water Review
Director: Ryan Coogler Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita N'yongo, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forrest Whitaker, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis *THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM CAPTAIN AMERICA:CIVIL WAR (2016) AND MINOR SPOILERS FOR BLACK PANTHER (2018) REVIEW By far the two stand out moments of Captain America: Civil War, which… Continue reading Black Panther Review