Film Review: The Commuter

Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Commuter is very much a Liam Neeson action thriller. As such it is a bit silly but entertaining throughout. Michael MacCauley is an insurance salesman who has done the same commute to work for ten years. On his way home one day, he is given an intriguing proposition. Yet things aren’t quite what they seem… One of the more […]

Read more

Film Review: Leatherface

Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s Leatherface certainly offers the gore viewers may expect. However, the film fails to match the terror of its progenitor. Young Jed Sawyer is taken away from his deranged family and placed in an institution. Years later, he comes back into contact with the Sawyer clan… A prequel to Tobe Hooper’s genre seminal The Texas Chainsaw […]

Read more

Film Review: Persona

Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 classic Persona has an ageless quality. The film offers a mystery which will intrigue viewers throughout. Nurse Alma is tasked with looking after Elisabet, an actress who is mute following a psychological break. Alma takes Elisabet to an isolated cottage in order try to help her recover… Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 film gets a re-release as part of […]

Read more

Film Review: The Binding

Gus Krieger’s The Binding is a decent thriller. The film loses momentum at times, but is engaging for the most part and offers nervy finale. With a young baby, Sarah is at first in awe at her preacher husband’s visions. As she finds out more, Sarah becomes increasingly concerned for her baby’s safety. She seeks the help in discovering the truth… Written, […]

Read more

Film Review: The Unseen

Writer-director Gary Sinyor’s The Unseen works well to build atmosphere for the first two thirds, but is let down by a risible final act. Gemma and Will are struggling to come to terms with a family tragedy. Gemma begins to have panic attacks, which cause a temporary loss of vision. Will, meanwhile, is convinced he is hearing things that can’t […]

Read more

Film Review: Anna

Michael Crum’s low-budget horror Anna lacks the scares which would make a decent genre film. Two friends decide to steal a doll from a paranormal museum, hoping to capture its supernatural powers for their online show. The pair get more than they bargain for when they lose control of the situation… Directed by Michael Crum, Anna at first appears like a […]

Read more

Film Review: Lost in Paris

Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel’s Lost in Paris is a delightfully offbeat comedy. Fans of the duo will know what to expect, and others will be pleasantly surprised. Fiona visits Paris for the first time, to help her ailing aunt Martha. Disaster ensues when she first reaches Paris, thanks in part to Dom, a homeless man not afraid to express himself… […]

Read more

Film Review: The Big Sick

The Big Sick is one of the year’s best films. Michael Showalter’s romcom is very humorous and genuinely heartfelt. Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and student Emily fall in love, but he is reluctant to tell his family he is dating someone from a different background. When Emily contracts a mystery illness, Kumail is forced to meet her parents, and confront his […]

Read more

Film Review: Daddy’s Home 2

Comedy sequel Daddy’s Home 2 is long on the festive spirit, but short on laughs. Sean Anders’ film is not one for the books. ‘Co-dads’ Dusty and Brad agree to host a joint Christmas so the children can spend the day with both sets of parents. Their plans for a peaceful holiday are hampered by the arrival of both their […]

Read more
1 2 3 4 98