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 ...

Review: In the Heights (2021)

Well, yes, Hamilton, of course, but acclaimed musical theatre powerhouse Lin-Manuel Miranda did not vault onto the 18th-century stage unheralded. Before Hamilton, there was In the Heights, which...

Review: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)

It’s a sweltering summer in a nameless American city and a serial killer has begun preying on cops. The killer is offing them by using gruesome and inventive death traps themed around the victims’ sins — one p...

Review: Lovecraft Country (2020)

One of the main things you have to remember about horror icon H.P. Lovecraft is that he was crazy racist. Not just “for his time,” although Lovecraft’s life spanned a period — 1890 to 1937 — not especi...

Review: Psycho Goreman (2020)

If you imagine a riff on E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) but with the kindly alien botanist swapped out for a bloodthirsty intergalactic warlord who’d look right at home in a GWAR music video, you’re on the ...

Review: Coming 2 America (2021)

Coming 2 America, the new sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy vehicle, is a celebration. Of the original film, of African American culture, and specifically of Eddie Murphy himself, one of the greatest come...

Review: Wrong Turn (2021)

I am pretty sure I saw the original Wrong Turn (2003) back in the day, but I remember almost nothing about it apart from the basic premise and the fact that Eliza Dushku — now and forever Faith from&...

Review: Mank (2020)

Holed up in the remote North Verde Ranch in California’s Mojave Desert and nursing a broken leg, veteran screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman), acclaimed and notorious in equal measure, scratches awa...

Review: The Craft: Legacy (2020)

There’s no reason a long lead sequel to The Craft couldn’t work. The 1996 teen witch supernatural thriller is a cult classic for a reason, and of all the goth/horror cinema that came out in the mid-’...