Review: Barbarian (2022)

It’s a dark and stormy night, and Tess Marshall (Georgina Campbell) is in rustbelt Detroit for a job interview. She’s booked a house in a nigh-derelict neighborhood through an Airbnb-type service, and the well...

Review: Where The Crawdads Sing (2022)

One thing I think is true of criticism is that you have to approach any given genre fairly. You’re not the person to review horror movies if you hate horror movies because you’re not going to appreciate how th...

Review: Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)

Here’s the thing about Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth solo outing for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s God of Thunder: pretty much every individual element works on its own, and almost none of it works...

Review: Last Night in Soho (2021)

British filmmaker Edgar Wright, Baby Driver (2017), ditches the comedy to embrace a purer form of genre filmmaking with Last Night in Soho, a stylish and menacing little ghost story. Except it’s...

Review: The Princess (2022)

What if The Princess Bride (1987) but Die Hard (1988)? What if Tangled (2010) but The Raid (2011)? What if we took the quite welcome trend towards agency for female char...

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...