Movie Review – Double Dynamite

Double Dynamite US (1951) Dir. Irving Cummings Coincidences are a bane of our lives, when they cause trouble and not good fortune. You may think you are on cloud nine as the result of something good happening whilst at the same time fate is dealing a bad hand to someone else. Trying to explain your … Continue reading Movie Review – Double Dynamite

Movie Review – The Mitchells vs. The Machines

The Mitchells vs. The Machines US (2021) Dirs. Michael Rianda & Jeff Rowe Younger readers may not remember this, but the big selling point for the Internet in its early days was how it would bring everyone together regardless of geography. Now technology has advanced and everything is internet connectable, even close knit families are … Continue reading Movie Review – The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Movie Review – Prisoners Of The Ghostland

Prisoners Of The Ghostland US (2021) Dir. Sion Sono For some reason, presumably wider international exposure, filmmakers from non-English speaking territories aspire to make a film in Hollywood. Some are successful, most are not. Japanese provocateur Sion Sono is the latest director to sell his soul to the Tinsel Town devil. In quarantined region of … Continue reading Movie Review – Prisoners Of The Ghostland

Movie Review – Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings US (2021) Dir. Destin Daniel Cretton Now in a post-Avengers mode, Marvel is expanding its cinematic universe by digging out other properties in its expansive canon for the big screen treatment. And with the wider representation movement in Hollywood in full flow, this is a great time … Continue reading Movie Review – Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Movie Review – Frankie

Frankie France/US (2019) Dir. Ira Sachs Family holidays are supposed to be fun and memorable occasions - in theory at least but as we all know, people and circumstances can do their best to ruin them. This isn’t the intention but then again, intentions can be a funny thing in their own right, good or … Continue reading Movie Review – Frankie

Movie Review – Free Guy

Free Guy US (2021) Dir. Shawn Levy For years we’ve had films in which real life people end up trapped inside computer/video games - anime has been milking that concept for the past decade with no signs of letting up. Now, we have something of a twist on that premise: a video game character who … Continue reading Movie Review – Free Guy

Movie Review – Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018) US (2018) Dir. David Gordon Green To celebrate the 40th anniversary of a modern horror classic, John Carpenter’s Halloween was resurrected, in the process pretending that the numerous sequels and remakes that were released over the last four decades didn’t happen. That would posit this film as a direct sequel to the original, … Continue reading Movie Review – Halloween (2018)

Movie Review – Poltergeist

Poltergeist US (1982) Dir. Tobe Hooper “They’re here!” Home sweet home. It’s the one place where we can all feel safe and be with the people that matter most in our lives - well, that is the idea anyway. Unfortunately, some of us might have spouses, relatives, or housemates that aren’t very pleasant and make … Continue reading Movie Review – Poltergeist

Movie Review – The Conjuring 2

The Conjuring 2 US (2016) Dir. James Wan Back in the 1980s, when there was something strange in your neighbourhood, you would call Ghostbusters - in the 1970s it was husband and wife paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. They became well known in the US for their ghost busting, so it was inevitable they … Continue reading Movie Review – The Conjuring 2

Movie Review – Spiral: From The Book Of Saw

Spiral: From The Book Of Saw US (2021) Dir. Darren Lynn Bousman Just when you thought it was safe… After seven films we all thought the SAW franchise ended in 2010 until The Spierig Brothers revived it with Jigsaw in 2017. It seemed there as renewed interest created by this addendum and you know what … Continue reading Movie Review – Spiral: From The Book Of Saw