Review: Candyman (2021)

Artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) has all the trappings of success in his life, including a beautiful and gifted art curator girlfriend, Brianna (Teyonah Parris), and a luxurious condo in a recently...

Review: The Night House (2021)

In the picturesque lake house that her late husband Owen (Evan Jonigkeit) built for them, grief-wracked Beth (Rebecca Hall) sips brandy and ponders the unsolvable enigma that is his suicide. One night, for no ...

Review: Blood Red Sky (2021)

There’s something to be said for a film that knows exactly what it is and fulfills its remit to the level best of its ability. A lack of pretention plus a command of craft can yield much better results than a ...

Review: The Suicide Squad (2021)

After a military coup destabilizes the Caribbean nation of Corto Maltese, the U.S. government sends in Task Force X, aka The Suicide Squad, to sort things out. Under the command of the steely Amanda Waller (Vi...

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: 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: 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: 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 ...