Film Review

A collection of articles concerning film review or retrospectives.

FANTASTIC FOUR (2015)

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There’s no way to argue otherwise; the main reason a Fantastic Four reboot’s been made is so the rights can stay with 20th Century Fox. The situation is…

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 by…

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 films…

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 its…

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 a…

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 if!”…

ant-man (2015)

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 it…

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 Mikado”),…

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. Set…

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 something…

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 argue…