Review: Irreverent (2022)

After a peace talk he’s mediated goes bloodily wrong, Mafia fixer Paulo (Colin Donnell) finds himself on the run with a large chunk of illicit cash, a bullet wound in his shoulder, and the potentially terminal...

Review: The Art of Incarceration (2022)

For over a decade now, Australian arts organisation The Torch has been providing art therapy, guidance, and rehabilitation to Indigenous prisoners and parolees. In The Art of Incarceration, film...

Review: Vikings: Valhalla (2022)

Some men are very, very concerned about length. Length of fight scenes, I mean—get your mind out of the gutter. For some—and I often number myself among them, so no shade intended—the ratio of carnage to runni...

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: Tiger King Season 2

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, to give the series its full, ostentatious, title, came along at exactly the right time. The Covid-19 pandemic was just kicking into high gear, the world was starting to...

Review: Army of Thieves (2021)

I’m not sure who exactly decided we needed an origin story for Ludwig Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer), the nervy safe cracker who was part of the ensemble behind Dave Bautista in Zack Snyder’s zombie-heist gore...

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...

Review: Midnight Mass (2021)

Horror auteur Mike Flanagan is already closely identified with Stephen King, having helmed adaptations of Gerald’s Game (2017) and Doctor Sleep (2019). His latest, Netflix’s seven-part horr...

Review: Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021)

Hollywood, sometime in the ‘90s: emerging filmmaker Lisa N. Nova (Rosa Salazar of Alita: Battle Angel) finds Hollywood a tougher town than she ever anticipated when she’s ripped off and shut out of her first f...