The Grinch

The Grinch – Review

In the third adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic Christmas tale, Benedict Cumberbatch voices the grumpy green in an animation from the studio behind Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets. It's a colourful,...
Monrovia Indiana

Monrovia, Indiana – Venice 2018 Review

A master of observational cinema, Frederick Wiseman’s more recent films have loosely focused on contemporary American life - from courtrooms, hospital beds, schoolyards and military bases, to monasteries and...
Unremember

Unremember – Venice 2018 Review

Flavia Castro is the writer, director, editor and producer of Unremember, shown in the Orizzonti strand of the Venice Biennale. With so many recent Latin American films confronting the resurgence of the past,...
The Spy Who Dumped Me

The Spy Who Dumped Me – Review

It will not shock readers when informed that The Spy Who Dumped Me is not a cinematic masterpiece. This is not to belittle the filmmakers' efforts from the off, but it's important to reset your...
The Festival

The Festival – Review

The Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana observed that "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." The words of the 20th-century philosopher ring true when watching 2018’s The...
Sicilian Ghost Story Film Still

Sicilian Ghost Story – Review

Sicilian Ghost Story is a difficult film to pin down. Without the desire to spoil its content, there is a great similarity narrative-wise to Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World, released earlier this...
Skyscraper

Skyscraper – Review

In this latest Dwayne Johnson vehicle, the muscular superstar plays Will Sawyer, a former Navy SEAL who must rescue his family from a skyscraper on fire, whilst going up against a wave of non-descript,...
Whitney

Whitney – Review

It’s been six years since Whitney Houston was found dead in a hotel bathtub. Just as when she was alive, Houston has had novels, books, newspaper headlines, music and now movies focused on her decline....
Overboard

Overboard – Review

To begin, let’s look back. The original Overboard, of 1987, is a low note in Garry Marshall‘s grand directorial career and provided a vehicle for lovebirds Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. It was a flop on...
McQueen

McQueen – Review

A question that any biographical documentary must face is how do you capture the soul, personality, and genius of your subject matter? McQueen tackles the challenge through a thorough, intelligent, and...
Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes – Review

INT. OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM – DAY Two executives pace in a large conference room. Following Gnomeo and Juliet’s surprise success, the studio begin to plan for a sequel… EXECUTIVE 1: Gnomeo and...
Skid Row Marathon

Skid Row Marathon – Review

By day Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell is sentencing some of Los Angeles' biggest criminals but by night he is pounding the notorious streets of Skid Row with recovering alcoholics, drug addicts and former...