Review: X (2022)

In a deliberate echo of Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), horror specialist Ti West, The Innkeepers (2011), offers us this set up: it’s 1979, and a vanful of attractive you...

Review: Fresh (2022)

We need to get into spoiler territory pretty quickly to talk about Fresh in any meaningful way, so if you’re particularly sensitive to that kind of thing, here’s the scoop: if you want to see a prett...

Review: Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)

There is very little blood in Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. We used to say “surprisingly little,” but every horror fan worth their salt knows that the movie that gave us...

Review: Moonfall (2022)

Three stars. Well, four stars, really, if you’re down with what German filmmaker Roland Emmerich does in his big-budget, big (but midrange) cast, big concept disaster flicks. I think we’re going to get a Rolan...

Review: Hawkeye (2021)

“Stakes” is an interesting concept. The Marvel Cinematic Universe was built on gradually escalating stakes — Iron Man (2008) was basically about a corporate takeover in terms of plot, but the emotional stakes ...

Review: Antlers (2021)

Teacher Julia Meadows (Keri Russell), recently returned to her small hometown in Oregon, becomes concerned when one of her students, Lucas Weaver (Jeremy T. Thomas), becomes withdrawn and starts producing cree...

Review: Sweet Girl (2021)

I actually like Jason Momoa’s mid-budget action movie presence. I’m happy the big guy gets to play in Atlantis or Arrakis from time to time — he’s a tsunami of charisma and can effortlessly anchor all the CGI ...

Review: The Last Duel (2021)

All other considerations aside, Ridley Scott’s work ethic should shame us all. The 83-year-old filmmaker has two features coming out this year: House of Gucci, which once again sees him exploring areas of...

Review: Annette (2021)

Annette bugs the hell out of me because, on paper, it’s a film I should love. It’s directed by French arthouse provocateur, and cinéma du look proponent Leos Carax, whose work I usually adore (2012’s ...

Review: The Guilty (2021)

Jake Gyllenhaal is LAPD officer Joe Baylor, currently on desk duty handling 911 calls as an emergency services operator and stressed out about an upcoming hearing on a potential wrongful shooting and his separ...