Reviews

Review: White Riot (2019)

London, 1976: The Queen’s Silver Jubilee is nigh, but the country is in the grips of a massive economic depression. The social fallout bifurcates: on the one hand, the alienated urban angst of the punk scene; ...

Review: High Ground (2020)

The Norther Territory, 1931: 12 years after participating in a brutal massacre that all but wiped out a Yolngu family group, ex-soldier Travis (Simon Baker) is given an ultimatum by his former commanding offic...

Review: 2067 (2020)

In the eponymous year 2067 ecological catastrophe has wiped out all plant life and the remnants of humanity eke out a living in vast underground cities, sucking on bottled artificial air. This situation is obv...

Review: Dirt Music (2020)

Tim Winton is hard to adapt for the screen. Do it right, as in Simon Baker’s 2017 feature directing debut, Breath, and you can wind up with something quite special, a thoughtful meditation on adolescence and l...

Review: An American Pickle (2020)

In the early 20th century, Jewish immigrant Herschel Greenbaum (Seth Rogen) is accidentally knocked into a vat of brine at the Brooklyn pickle factory where he works. Preserved for a century, he is awakened in...

Comics Review: The Department of Truth (2020)

It’s increasingly hard to write fiction centered on conspiracies these days. I swear to Christ, they used to be fun. Back in the ’90s it was a blast to watch “Spooky” Fox Mulder pontificate on the secret maste...

Review: Verotika (2020)

I’ll say one thing about Verotika, shock rocker Glenn Danzig’s batshit insane anthology horror flick: it proves how crude and ultimately useless star rating systems are. I shudder (and this thing is on Sh...

Review: The Devil All the Time (2020)

The central thematic image of The Devil All the Time is presented to us early on. Serving in the Pacific theatre of World war II, marine Willard Russell (Bill Skarsgård) comes across another marine who has bee...

Review: Ad Astra (2019)

If you don’t sort yourself out, you will die alone five billion miles from home. That, in the shell of a nut, is the central thesis of Ad Astra, the new film from writer/ director James Gray, The Lost City of Z...