Reviews

Review: Father Stu (2022)

Mark Wahlberg is the titular Stuart Long, the real-life figure whose path took him from amateur boxing to a misjudged stab at making it as an actor in Hollywood before a post-motorcycle accident religious conv...

Review: Ambulance (2022)

Ex-marine Will Sharp (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) needs money for his wife Amy’s (Moses Ingram) medical expenses, having been hung out to dry by Veteran Affairs. Luckily, his brother Danny (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a ca...

Review: The Adam Project (2022)

How do you even criticize something that left no mark on your psyche whatsoever? That’s the problem I encounter when coming at The Adam Project, the second collaboration between actor Ryan Reynolds and di...

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: Blind Ambition (2022)

It feels a little cheap to compare this documentary with the old John Candy joint Cool Runnings—if nothing else, because this is about Zimbabwean sommeliers, not Jamaican bobsledders—but it’s difficult to...

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: The Batman (2022)

Much as when Spider-Man finally turned up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Matt Reeves’ The Batman smartly eschews retreading the caped crusader’s origin story, assuming correctly that after 80 years, almost ...

Review: Troppo (2022)

In this adaptation of Candice Fox’s novel Crimson Lake, if the crocs don’t get you the shadowy conspiracy will. Any series that opens with a suicide-by-crocodile is surely worthy of your attention—and that’s e...