Director: Josh Boone Stars: Blu Hunt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams Given that the combined efforts of the MCU and DCEU (is that right?) have bludgeoned virtually all enthusiasm to watch superhero movies from my shambling body, my very visit to see The New Mutants is as much a surprise to me as anyone. Especially given how … Continue reading Review: The New Mutants
Director: Autumn de Wilde Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart Given her appearances in the likes of High Life, Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria and The Cure For Wellness, any sighting of Mia Goth in the advanced previews of a movie now leads me to automatically assume it's going to be a weird/dour pressure-cooker experience where everything's liable to … Continue reading Review: Emma.
Director: M Night Shyamalan Stars: Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy Extreme reactions are often not constructive and point toward a preconceived bias or clouded objectivity. My writing is sometimes deliberately subjective, and I find the line between the two porous. Still, though sceptical of M Night Shyamalan's ability to work himself out of … Continue reading Review: Glass
Director: M. Night Shyamalan Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley I have a few conflicting feelings about Split, M. Night Shyamalan's new film starring James McAvoy as a man with 23 different personalities who kidnaps three teenage girls. On the one hand it feels as though, following the commercial success of his last film, The Visit … Continue reading Review: Split
I keep thinking about M Night Shyamalan. Putting aside its now-notorious twist ending, what hit home on first approaching his debut film The Sixth Sense was the palpable atmosphere of dread and the tremendous confidence you felt behind the camera. And the commendable level of restraint. A run of diminishing returns has somewhat corrupted it's legacy, but it's … Continue reading Review: The Witch