Category: Film Reviews

Film Review: The Heartwarming Authenticity of The Big Sick

There’s a name at the top of The Big Sick poster which isn’t getting as much press as you’d expect: Producer Judd Apatow. This largely autobiographical film is being regarded as Silicon Valley co-star Kumail […]

Film Review: War for the Planet of the Apes & How Small-Minded I’ve Been to Resist This Franchise For This Long

With the arrival of yet another sequel to a long-running franchise, in this case the surprisingly powerful War for the Planet of the Apes, it’s time for a game of “How many of these movies […]

The House Review: How Can So Many Funny People Star in Such an Unfunny Movie?

There’s almost no point in reviewing The House at this point. It’s entering its third weekend, and has already been left for dead, just another failed R-Rated comedy in a year full of them. The […]

Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming is the most purely entertaining Spider-Man movie I’ve ever seen. It also might be the most weightless.

I laughed a lot at Spider-Man: Homecoming and was thoroughly entertained from beginning to end, but was left thinking nothing happening on screen really mattered. There are no real long-lasting consequences to anything anyone does, […]

Brief Thoughts on Okja & Nobody Speak + A Site Update

By the time you read this I’ll be on the road to Denver Comic-Con 2017, where I will most likely take in more panels than I’ll even remember, miss out even more panels than I […]

Review: Beatriz at Dinner & Cinema In the Age of Trump

Beatriz at Dinner, director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White’s study of what happens when the 99% meets the 1%, is instantly familiar to anyone who’s watched a lot of indie film over the past […]

Film Review: The Surprisingly Empowering Cars 3

The Cars films have always felt like the slightest installments in the Pixar catalog, and have been written about ad nauseam as being emblematic of everything that’s gone wrong with the once great animation house. […]

Review: The Wonderfully Messy Rough Night & The Myth that Female-Led Comedies Are Still Novelty Items

Rough Night is a Frankenstein’s monster of a comedy combining equal parts Bridesmaids, The Hangover, Very Bad Things and Weekend at Bernie’s in a story of a bachelorette party gone horribly wrong when the male […]

Netflix Doc Review: Getting A League of Their Own Vibe from GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

Netflix will soon premiere a TV show, GLOW, about a little known 1980s wrestling organization, but before it arrives let’s look at the 2012 documentary which inspired its existence: GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous […]

Film Review: It Comes at Night & The Rise of A24’s Critically Adored, But Audience Polarizing Horror Movies

Ever since A24 was founded in 2012 by three film production veterans it has turned into the little indie studio that could, distributing and producing an average of 12 films per year, running the gamut […]