Review: “Downsizing” Lacks Alexander Payne’s Usually Nuanced Humanity

Downsizing seems to find Alexander Payne lacking a fundamental sense of humanity towards his subject matter...
Posted On 21 Jun 2018

Review: “The Mercy” Boasts Strong Performances If Little Else

Firth gives us another rendition of his ‘everyman’ who remains infinitely watchable while Weisz and Thewlis provide selfless support...
Posted On 21 Jun 2018

Review: “The Defiant Ones”: A Striking Social Drama

There is subtlety, humour and solid acting while character moments between our leads remain magnetic...
Posted On 20 Jun 2018

Review: There’s Still A Light On At “The Old Dark House”

James Whale's film taps into the haunted mansion archetype whilst addressing class differences...
Posted On 08 Jun 2018

“Rex” Suffers From Formula Overload

In a time when the #MeToo culture has really taken hold, it is shameful that strong female characters still feel so stereotypical...
Posted On 25 May 2018

“American Made” Sees Doug Liman Deliver Another Sparkling Curveball

American Made sees Cruise playing real life CIA operative, Cuban contraband smuggler and family man Barry Seal...
Posted On 25 May 2018

“The Post”: When Freedom Of Speech Meant Something Else

Considering the state of American politics and journalism as a whole, Steven Spielberg’s film could not be more pertinent...
Posted On 04 May 2018

Jim Henson’s “The Dark Crystal” Is A Last Hurrah For Practical Effects

In a last hurrah for practical special effects, Jim Henson gives us 1982's puppet-filled world of The Dark Crystal...
Posted On 27 Apr 2018