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Halloween Ends Review

Is Halloween Ends a return to form or does the film continue the downward spiral that began with Kills? It is both. There, I said it. Once again, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride subvert the tropes this iconic series founded, attempting to pull the franchise in a different direction. But much like Halloween Kills, Ends feels like a (not a Halloween) movie, within a Halloween movie. In the eyes...

Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon Review

From Ana Lily Amirpour, acclaimed director of a film about a dangerous girl who punishes bad people with her fangs, comes Mona Lisa And The Blood Moon, a film about a dangerous girl who punishes bad people with her mind. Starring Jeon Jong-seo as the eponymous heroine, Craig Robinson as the cop pursuing her and Kate Hudson as you’ve never seen her, this is a highly enjoyable neon-soaked romp that ...

The Stranger Review

Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris are not as they appear in Thomas M. Wright’s quietly terrifying sophomore feature, The Stranger. Based on one of the better-known true crimes of early 2000s Australia (and if you’ve managed to avoid the trailer or synopsis, the a-ha moment packs a subtle punch), the film follows two men and the apparent roles they play in an abduction and murder case that went unsolve...

Don’t Worry Darling Review

Don’t Worry Darling is the latest film from Actor/Director Olivia Wilde. Following the success of 2019’s Booksmart, Wilde turns her attention to telling a much darker story – This time in the form of a psychological thriller. The film is about the lives of a seemingly perfect couple – Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles) – who live in the ideal suburban community of ‘Vic...

Bodies Bodies Bodies Review

I’m not really too sure what I went in expecting from Bodies Bodies Bodies, the much anticipated new film from director Halina Reijn and A24 Films, but it wasn’t quite this. Billed as a horror-comedy, reviews ran that this painfully Gen-z slasher was going to herald a new wave of woke, self-reflective, gore filled romps; and while it is all of things, it leaves a lot to be desired.  Beginning in a...

Beast Review

If you have ever wanted to see Idris Elba punch a wild lion on the snout, Universal Pictures has got your back. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, Beast stars Elba as Dr Nate Samuels, Sharlto Copley as Martin Battles, Leah Sava Jeffries as Norah Samuels and Iyana Halley as Meredith Samuels. The titular beast, an impressively angered and rogue patriarch, roams a South African game reserve seeking to ma...

Nope Review

Below is a somewhat spoiler-y (though not as spoiler-y as its three minute trailer) review of Nope. I’m still not entirely sure where I land on the film, so please take the following appraisal as a first impression left on the stove for a few days and only just remembered. Nope stands for Not Of Planet Earth and may describe the state of Jordan Peele’s mind as he dreamed up his third feature ̵...

Bullet Train Review

David Leitch (Deadpool 2) directs Sony Picture’s Bullet Train – an action-packed murder mystery of 5 assassins whose missions become progressively intertwined whilst aboard a high speed Japanese train. Brad Pitt (Fight Club) stars as “Ladybug”, a recently enlightened hitman looking to try a more peaceful approach to his criminal work. This new mindset all goes out the window once he accepts ...

Girl at the Window Review

Mark Hartley, director of the Patrick remake and Not Quite Hollywood (highly recommended) returns to present audiences with The Girl at the Window, a rural Australian thriller that is equal parts serial slasher flick and Nancy Drew. A mix that leaps high, miscalculates and lands painfully on its coccyx. Small town high school student Amy (Ella Newton) struggles with PTSD after being involved in th...

Jurassic World Dominion Review

Jurassic World: Dominion roars into cinemas concluding the iconic Jurassic saga that has spanned nearly 30 years. Director Colin Trevorrow returns to direct the final film in the “World” trilogy, which he first started back in 2015. Trying to please both generations of fans all while wrapping up the 6-film saga is no easy task, but thankfully Trevorrow delivers.  Set a few years after the events o...

La Casa del Caracol (The House of Snails) Review

There’s two things you need to know going into the Spanish horror film LA CASA DEL CARACOL (THE HOUSE OF SNAILS). There is a severe lack of snails The dog doesn’t die The dog shows up early on, standing on the side of the road like a pointy eared hitchhiker. Author and main character Antonio (Javier Rey) picks him up on his way to the isolated town in the mountains. Suffering writer’s block, Anton...

Ambulance Review

Michael Bay first became known as an award-winning director of music videos and advertisements. His initial feature film BAD BOYS (1995) gave audiences a clear idea of the kind of filmmaker he is. Bay is a visual stylist who loves slow motion, close-ups of the human face and a constantly moving camera; all these are in evidence in his latest feature AMBULANCE (2022). The movie is a remake and an a...