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: 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&...

Review: Mank (2020)

Holed up in the remote North Verde Ranch in California’s Mojave Desert and nursing a broken leg, veteran screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman), acclaimed and notorious in equal measure, scratches awa...

Review: The Craft: Legacy (2020)

There’s no reason a long lead sequel to The Craft couldn’t work. The 1996 teen witch supernatural thriller is a cult classic for a reason, and of all the goth/horror cinema that came out in the mid-’...

Review: Antebellum (2020)

The first 40 minutes or so of Antebellum is straight-up torture porn. That’s not a term I throw around lightly. Indeed, it’s not a term I use much, as its chief function is to delegitimize the sur...

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...

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...

Review: The New Mutants (2020)

After her village is wiped out by what appears to be a savage storm, young Cheyenne Dani Moonstar (Blu Hunt) awakens in a school/ hospital/ prison for young mutants run by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga). D...