If you had told me that a new Christmas-based action thriller comedy starring David Harbour would make me squirm in disgust and awe as Santa Clause beats crooks down in brutal fashion and that it's actually pretty great, I would've believed you but even just saying it now, it sounds too weird to work. In … Continue reading ‘Violent Night’ Is A Merrily Brutal Fun Time.
Month: January 2023
‘Strange World’: Stunning Worldbuilding Explored In A Dull and Unoriginal Story.
After a nearly two-year break following their 2016 hit 'Moana', Disney Animation entered this very odd phase of movies where for the most part, it looked like they didn't know what they were doing. They left most of the heavy lifting on Pixar when it came to animation these last four to five years and … Continue reading ‘Strange World’: Stunning Worldbuilding Explored In A Dull and Unoriginal Story.
‘Bones and All’: An Aching, Haunting Romance With A Lot of Bite.
'Bones and All' is the new Luca Guadagnino film, he is once again reuniting with Timothée Chalamet for a very different movie this time around. A coming-of-age romance set in the eighties about two outcasts trying to make their way in this harsh world. The thing is, they're also cannibals and this is probably the … Continue reading ‘Bones and All’: An Aching, Haunting Romance With A Lot of Bite.
‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ Is Hilarious, Heartfelt and a Welcome Tradition.
After an insane year consisting of multiple movies, shows and specials, the MCU's fourth phase officially comes to a heartfelt close with 'The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special'. Once again directed by James Gunn and with the return of the cast of those movies, we find them trying to bring the magic of Christmas … Continue reading ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ Is Hilarious, Heartfelt and a Welcome Tradition.
‘Disenchanted’: A Wickedly Disappointing Sequel.
One of the weirdest releases to come out in 2022 was Disney's much-anticipated sequel to their 2007 hit, 'Enchanted'. It's a movie that while successful in its own time, it grew even more and gained a larger following through the years. Fans had been chanting for a sequel for years and when Disney finally announced … Continue reading ‘Disenchanted’: A Wickedly Disappointing Sequel.
‘The Menu’: A Darkly Humorous & Suspenseful Dinner & Show.
'The Menu' is one of those movies that makes you wonder how on Earth a concept like the one it features has never been made into a movie before. It's such a simple concept yet it can go such a long way and the way director Mark Mylod decides to go about it is clever, … Continue reading ‘The Menu’: A Darkly Humorous & Suspenseful Dinner & Show.
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Is A Triumphant and Devastating Exploration of Grief and Legacy.
The appeal of a comic-book movie is or used to be the fact that it presented these very grounded, human stories with the use of fantastical elements and epic science-fiction to explore those emotions on a much larger scale. Somewhere along the way, it seems that Hollywood has forgotten how to reinject humanity into these … Continue reading ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Is A Triumphant and Devastating Exploration of Grief and Legacy.
‘Bros’ Is A Very Queer, Very Safe Foolproof Rom-Com.
Romantic comedies, you either love them or you cannot stand them. I would say I have a soft spot for them. There is something comforting about watching a heterosexual love story unfold from cheesy meet-cutes to dating montages to a one-sided breakup to grand gestures and happy endings. It's formulaic and safe and I love … Continue reading ‘Bros’ Is A Very Queer, Very Safe Foolproof Rom-Com.
October ’22 // Horror Movie Round-Up! (‘Barbarian’, ‘Pearl’ and ‘Smile’)
2022 continues to become the gift that keeps on giving for horror fans as more movies seemingly pop out of nowhere and become a hit every few weeks at this point. Between 'Smile', 'Pearl' and now 'Barbarian', it was tough picking which one I wanted to review and because I've been trying to catch up … Continue reading October ’22 // Horror Movie Round-Up! (‘Barbarian’, ‘Pearl’ and ‘Smile’)