Reviews

Review: Wakefield (2021)

The old cliché “it’s not a place, it’s a state of mind” certainly applies to the ABC’s new eight-part drama series Wakefield. A quiet, reflective ensemble piece, the series explores the inner landscapes o...

Review: Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

I think the first thing we have to acknowledge is that the version of Zack Snyder’s Justice League currently doing the rounds is not the version we would have — perhaps — gotten in cinemas if Zack Snyder had b...

Review: Psycho Goreman (2020)

If you imagine a riff on E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) but with the kindly alien botanist swapped out for a bloodthirsty intergalactic warlord who’d look right at home in a GWAR music video, you’re on the ...

Review: Coming 2 America (2021)

Coming 2 America, the new sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy vehicle, is a celebration. Of the original film, of African American culture, and specifically of Eddie Murphy himself, one of the greatest come...

Review: Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

Disney have been trying to spread a wider net in terms of cultural inspiration for their films of late, and so far they’re one and one for their efforts. The Polynesian-inspired Moana? One for the ages. T...

Review: Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Directed by The WachowskisStarring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean If we graded just for effort and enthusiasm, then this latest offering from the team who are still best known for the...

Review: Boss Level (2021)

Everyone sometimes falls into a funk where every day seems just like the last, but not to the extent that former Navy SEAL Roy Pulver (Frank Grillo) has. Every day he’s awoken by an assassin sent to kill him w...

Review: Zappa (2021)

“Legendary” is an adjective that gets thrown around a lot, often without too much justification. So too is “visionary”, come to think of it. But Frank Zappa was both: insanely talented, intimidatingly intellig...

Review: Wrong Turn (2021)

I am pretty sure I saw the original Wrong Turn (2003) back in the day, but I remember almost nothing about it apart from the basic premise and the fact that Eliza Dushku — now and forever Faith from&...