The Lighthouse Review

Avast ye landlubbers! One of the best films of 2019 is currently playing in a theater near you. No, it’s not Joker, or the new Terminator reboot, it’s The Lighthouse, Robert Eggers’ sophomore effort, and his follow-up to the acclaimed arthouse horror picture The Witch from 2015. Starring Robert Pattinson as a man on a contract job... Continue Reading →

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Review

“Run.” This was the single word uttered by Walter Hartwell White to his partner Jesse Pinkman, after saving his life by running over two notorious drug dealers in a season three episode of Breaking Bad, the absolute greatest work of drama to be produced for television. Jesse should have done just that, not just fleeing... Continue Reading →

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Review

Get your popcorn: there’s a brand new Tarantino flick back in town. Cinema’s beloved bad boy has returned with a whole fresh round of blood, choice language and film references, and if the director is to be believed, it’s your second-to-last chance to see his work on the big screen before the venerated filmmaker retires.... Continue Reading →

The Lion King Review

The king has returned. But were you eager for his return? If you're like most of America, then your answer is probably yes. If you're like many film critics though, then probably not so much. And I can understand their lack of enthusiasm. As the latest example in a long line of classic Disney animated... Continue Reading →

Midsommar Review

Horror has a new name, and that name is Ari Aster. After possessing the minds of Sundance-goers with his unsettling directorial debut Hereditary in 2018, the auteur's breakout hit enjoyed a wide release under A24 and turned out to be the most profitable release ever under the label. Now only one year later, A24 is... Continue Reading →

Dark Phoenix Review

In Greek mythology, a phoenix dies in a fiery display of combustion, and is later born again. One could say Jean Grey had her volatile death in 2006’s controversial X-Men: The Last Stand, and this year’s Dark Phoenix is her chance to rise again. Unfortunately, Fox has fumbled their franchise conclusion once more, and instead of... Continue Reading →

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Review

Take cover: the boogeyman is back. No, I’m not talking about the creature under your bed, I’m talking about John Wick. Returning for a third round in what is quickly proving itself one of the greatest action franchises of all time, Keanu Reeves teams up with stuntman-turned film director Chad Stahelski once again for John... Continue Reading →

Dumbo Review

Let’s address the elephant in the room: the live action Dumbo remake is not a great movie. As part of our current era of Disney reboot-mania, the company has tasked one of their favorite money-makers, Tim Burton, with adapting another work from their extensive catalogue of animated classics to produce their next aggressive spectacle. This... Continue Reading →

Us Review

Doppelgängers. Scissors. Red jumpsuits. This is Us: no, not the tear-jerker TV show on NBC, Jordan Peele’s rabidly-anticipated follow-up to Get Out, his debut horror film which was an unprecedented box office success and garnered four Oscar nominations. After rebranding himself a master of terror, all eyes have been on the development of Peele’s second... Continue Reading →

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