Movie Reviews

  • Bad Boys: Ride or Die (2024) Review

    Bad Boys: Ride or Die (2024) Review

    Bad Boys: Ride or Die (2024)Director: Adil El Arbi, Bilall FallahScreenwriters: Chris Bremner, Will BeallStarring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Núñez, Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffudd, Jacob Scipio, Melanie Liburd, Tasha Smith, Rhea Seehorn, Joe Pantoliano, Quinn Hemphill Questions must be asked in films, and with the fourth instalment of the Bad…

  • Hit Man (2024) Review

    Hit Man (2024) Review

    Hit Man (2024)Director: Richard Linklater Screenwriter: Richard Linklater, Glen PowellStarring: Glen Powell, Adria Arjona, Retta, Sanjay Rao, Austin Amelio Despite having been on the scene for around a decade, it’s only in the past few years that Glen Powell has been recognised for having the ‘it factor’. From Top Gun: Maverick, to Anyone But You,…

  • Arcadian (2024) Review

    Arcadian (2024) Review

    Maxwell Jenkins, Nicolas Cage, and Jaeden Martell in Benjamin Brewer’s ARCADIAN. Courtesy of RLJE Films and Shudder. An RLJE Films and Shudder Release. Arcadian (2024)Director: Benjamin BrewerScreenwriters: Mike NilonStarring: Nicholas Cage, Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins, Sadie Soverall, Samantha Coughlan, Jow Dizon, Joel Gillman, Daire McMahon Lower budget filmmaking often turns to horror because you can…

  • ‘Speed’ at 30 – Review

    ‘Speed’ at 30 – Review

    Speed (1994)Director: Jan de BontScreenwriter: Graham YostStarring: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton and Jeff Daniels When Speed opened in the summer of 1994 at the number one spot at the box office, beating out the highly anticipated sequel to City Slickers, City Slickers: The Legend of Curly’s Gold, the action thriller’s surprise…

  • I Saw the TV Glow (2024) Review

    I Saw the TV Glow (2024) Review

    I Saw the TV Glow (2024)Director: Jane SchoenbrunScreenwriter: Jane SchoenbrunStarring: Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Ian Foreman, Helena Howard, Lindsey Jordan, Danielle Deadwyler, Fred Durst Do you like girls?I don’t know.Boys?I- I- I think that, I like TV shows. Psychological thriller, coming-of-age story, spacey sci-fi – all categories that general audiences will try to fit I…

  • Sting (2024) Review

    Sting (2024) Review

    Sting (2024)Director: Kiah Roache-TurnerScreenwriters: Kiah Roache-TurnerStarring: Ryan Corr, Alyla Browne, Penelope Mitchell, Robyn Nevin, Noni Hazelhurst, Silvia Colloca, Danny Kim, Jermaine Fowler A giant spider movie. Almost like it’s been done before. Has it? And if it has, can we do anything new with it? This is the question asked by writer-director Kiah Roache-Turner, who…

  • In a Violent Nature (2024) Review

    In a Violent Nature (2024) Review

    In a Violent Nature (2024)Director: Chris NashScreenwriter: Chris NashStarring: Ry Barrett, Andrea Pavlovic, Charlotte Creaghan, Cameron Love, Liam Leone, Alexander Oliver, Reece Presley In the realm of the slasher genre, Chris Nash’s In a Violent Nature checks every theoretical box: a masked killer on a revenge rampage, an isolated setting, questioning morality and sexuality, and…

  • The Strangers: Chapter One (2024) Review

    The Strangers: Chapter One (2024) Review

    The Strangers: Chapter One (2024)Director: Renny HarlinScreenwriters: Alan R. Cohen, Alan FreedlandStarring: Madelaine Petsch, Froy Gutierrez, Gabriel Basso, Ema Horvath Somewhere, a few years ago, after the second Strangers film Prey At Night had been safely consigned to the ‘I don’t recall it being awful’ memory banks, someone in the production company boardroom meetings must…

  • Tarot (2024) Review

    Tarot (2024) Review

    Tarot (2024)Director: Spenser Cohen, Anna HalbergScreenwriters: Spenser Cohen, Anna HalbergStarring: Harriet Slater, Adain Bradley, Avantika, Wolfgang Novogratz, Jacob Batalon, Humberly González, Larsen Thompson, Olwen Fouéré Thirteen Ghosts, the 2001 remake of William Castle’s 1960 film, had something going for it: let’s trap people in a big house with lots of inventive evil spirits, with lots…

  • ‘Dial M for Murder’ at 70 – Review

    ‘Dial M for Murder’ at 70 – Review

    Dial M For Murder (1954)Director: Alfred HitchcockScreenwriters: Frederick KnottStarring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, Anthony Dawson, John Williams After a possibility to direct an adaptation of the 1948 novel “The Bramble Bush” fell through, Alfred Hitchcock, as he was to do on many occasions, turned to the stage for his next project. This time,…

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