Back in May when I reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I made the statement that there was a lot of pressure on the film to recapture, and even surpass, the feel and thrill of its first instalment. I bring this up because I feel as though the statement can applied to the hype surrounding… Continue reading Stranger Things 2 Review
Brevity is one advantage horror has over many genres. It's ability to scare, surprise and shock audiences over a short run-time is unrivaled but sometimes a good story requires length. The Exorcist and the more recent IT went past the two hour mark and still scared audiences shitless. The same goes for The Wailing, a South… Continue reading Retro-Review: The Wailing.
Halloween is right around the corner folks so you know what that means: it's time to get spooky. And I must say 2017 has been quite the year for horror cinema. There's been a variety of well made horror features such as It Comes At Night, Annabelle: Creation, Get Out as well as the reboot… Continue reading The Babysitter Review
What the hell happened? That is the major question I asked myself after I left my screening of The Snowman. How could a film helmed by Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Let the Right One in), based on a solid crime novel by Jo Nesbo, starring Michael Fassbender turn out to be such an… Continue reading The Snowman Review
Okay here's a pitch: a sequel to one of the most influential and iconic science fiction films ever made. Calling this a gamble would be an understatement but thirty years later we officially have a sequel to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. I was particularly sceptical when approaching this as Scott's movie was one of the… Continue reading Blade Runner 2049 Review
Everything Guillermo del Toro touches seems to turn to cinematic gold. OK, at worst silver. But I digress, from his superhero films like Hellboy and Blade 2 to his sci-fi epic Pacific Rim and his Gothic films Pan's Labyrinth and Crimson Peak del Toro has mastered a certain kind of cinematic language that hypnotises and… Continue reading Retro-Review: The Devil’s Backbone.
Many are calling Gerald's Game, the latest Stephen King adaptation, the best yet. While not true Gerald's Game stands as one of the better ones. It's characters are complex and vulnerable in their own ways and the setting is frighteningly probable though it's ending fails to have much of an impact. But one thing the… Continue reading Review: Gerald’s Game.