Film Review

THE VOICES (2014)

by

Thoroughly bizarre from start to finish, The Voices is the brainchild of screenwriter Michael R. Perry (whom I’ll always respect for writing Millennium episode “The…

KNOCK KNOCK (2015)

by

With Knock Knock, director Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) progresses from “torture porn” to psychological torture, but with a premise straight out of porn….

TERMINATOR GENISYS (2015)

by

Fairly early into Terminator Genisys, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Pops utters this line to Emilia Clarke’s Sarah Connor: “This is a meaningless gesture. To hold onto…

MINIONS (2015)

by

The question Minions needed to answer was whether the cute Despicable Me critters are compelling and amusing enough to carry their own film. It’s hard to…

SLOW WEST (2015)

by

The Britop music scene’s produced some curious turn-ups in recent years. Brian Cox from D:Ream, now better known as a celebrity physicist; then the…

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (2014)

by

The second Matthew Vaughn film about a group of youngsters taught to develop their skills and harness their potential (after X-Men: First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service finds the Kick-Ass…

EX MACHINA (2015)

by

The helicopter blades whirling over greenery in the opening of Alex Garland’s Ex Machina are eerily, deliberately reminiscent of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. The parallels…

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015)

by

It won’t win plaudits for storytelling complexity or depth, but George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road is a stuntman’s fever-dream come to engine-roaring life. A…

STOKER (2013)

by

Park Chan-wook’s Stoker is a film with a curious DNA. Directed by the man who brought South Korean cinema to the masses with his highly regarded…

FURIOUS 7 (2015)

by

The Fast & Furious franchise gets so much right that it’s easy to ignore the things that are less appealing about it. It is sometimes morally…