Film Review

IT FOLLOWS (2014)

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It Follows opens with a shot of a quiet, average suburban street, with the seeming calm of the camera’s slow pan across the neighbourhood interrupted…

SOUTHPAW (2015)

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There’s a theory espoused by former Grantland editor Bill Simmons that sometimes people are just ready for certain movies; that the success of some…

WATERWORLD (1995)

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Waterworld still evokes feelings of cinematic misfortune, two decades after the post-apocalyptic action film’s summer release, but time’s been kind to this 1995 ‘flopbuster’. Indeed, despite…

INSIDE OUT (2015)

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It’s hard to imagine there’ll be a film this year as inventive and audacious as Pixar’s newest offering Inside Out. That might seem like…

CLUELESS (1995)

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If you were a teenager in the 1990s, there’s a big possibility you still use lines from Clueless in your everyday life. Between “As…

ANT-MAN (2015)

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Ant-Man, the newest film in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a little rougher around the edges than some of the studio’s recent offerings, but…

THE VOICES (2014)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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…