Review: Fall

The high-concept action-thriller has plenty of prestige (Jaws, Speed – take your pick of films focused in one location or focused on one event or action), but for every excellent classic there are plenty of absolute duffers or films that just missed their potential. Fall is a perfect blend of the latter two categories – […]

Review: Bodies Bodies Bodies

The recent trend for whodunnits has brought some great (Knives Out) and some middling (Kenneth Branagh’s Poirot double-bill of Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile) returns. However, taking a far more modern and very satirical approach, Bodies Bodies Bodies brings a funny and grotesque (but not in the way you might […]

Review: Nope

When you’ve made two novel, distinctive and memorable horrors like Jordan Peele has with Get Out and Us, your next film is always going to be really intriguing to those who enjoyed your first two. Third time around as writer and director, Peele continues on his path of sci-fi inflected horror with Nope, a film […]

Review: Bullet Train

This summer we’ve already had our earnest action movie in Top Gun Maverick, so now it’s time for something a bit more irreverent. Bullet Train is torn a bit between some serious elements and its comedic core, but it succeeds in being a top action comedy thanks to Brad Pitt’s charisma and ability to play […]

Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

I’ve mused on adaptations of books into films so much in previous reviews on here – for once though, here’s a film adaptation of a book I haven’t read. Viewed just as a film, Where the Crawdads Sing is harmless enough, with plenty of interesting quirks to set it apart from similar films – but […]