Reviews

Review: Malcolm and Marie (2021)

Filmmaker Malcolm (John David Washington) is having a good night. The premiere of his debut film as writer and director is a success. Coming back to his luxurious apartment, he’s a little drunk and high on his...

Review: Sex/Life (2021)

Maybe it says more about me than it does about Netflix’s eight part sexed-up soap opera, but that “High Impact Sex Scenes” content warning strikes me as blatant false adverting. Sex/Life’s sex scenes are gloss...

Review: Old (2021)

I’m kind of enjoying this third act of once-vaunted genre auteur M. Night Shyamalan’s career. Having made his bones with The Sixth Sense back in ’99 he had had a run of successful high concept thr...

Review: Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)

We are very much living in a post-Wick world. Gunpowder Milkshake is not the first film to try and borrow some of the cultural and aesthetic energy from the 2014 action gamechanger from Chad Sta...

Review: Black Widow (2021)

After Captain America: Civil War, but before The Avengers: Infinity War, Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) is on the run in Europe when she’s sucked back into her old life as a Russian superspy. Contacted ...

Review: The Tomorrow War (2021)

There is a question that hangs heavy over The Tomorrow War. It’s not “What do these people from the future really want?” although that would have been an interesting avenue of inquiry if the film had taken a d...

Review: Werewolves Within (2021)

Maybe they should have called it Claws Out. Certainly, director Josh Ruben’s new horror/comedy is actually based on the 2016 virtual reality game Werewolves Within, but it’s very much a whodunnit in the mode o...

Review: The Second Civil War (1997)

So, Joe Dante’s unjustly obscure 1997 HBO movie, The Second Civil War, landed on Binge recently as part of the Aussie streaming service’s ongoing process of trawling through HBO’s lesser known properties for c...

Review: Luca (2021)

Ah, it’s fine. It’s fitting that Luca is partially set in the sea, seeing as Pixar is currently in the doldrums. Onward (2020) was a bit meh, and Soul (2020) was okay on first ...