Review: Reacher (2022)

Several times in the debut season of Reacher, the titular character has to contend with a group of mooks who have been sent to put some fear into him or lay some damage on him. The inevitable result is th...

Review: House of Gucci (2021)

There’s a moment in House of Gucci where Al Pacino’s Aldo Gucci advises his nephew Maurizio (Adam Driver) and his wife, low-class femme fatale Patrizia (Lady Gaga), to breathe in deeply and taste the...

Review: Marvel’s Hit-Monkey (2022)

It takes a little narrative manoeuvring—some of it awkward—to get to the high concept of Hit Monkey, Marvel/Disney’s latest small screen offering. So rather than recount the setup, here’s the pitch: after...

Review: Nightmare Alley (2021)

Alfred Hitchcock, in conversation with Francois Truffaut, insisted that audiences can have sympathy for the villains in films. Using his own Psycho as an example, the master of suspense hel...