Review: Everything Everywhere All At Once

Directors: Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis Scheinert and Kwan - collectively 'Daniels' - garnered attention a few years ago with their wantonly strange and anarchic Daniel Radcliffe-is-a-corpse-with-a-boner movie Swiss Army Man; the absurdity of the project gathering the most comment. Still, this oddball calling card showed enough …

Review: The Bubble

Director: Judd Apatow Stars: Karen Gillan, Keegan-Michael Key, Pedro Pascal Judd Apatow became known for a string of affable, overlong but justifiably loved comedies, but that's all over now. In one fell swoop we're invited to watch as his credibility is visibly eroded. Running a little over two hours and missing even a single grace …

Review: X

Director: Ti West Stars: Mia Goth, Brittany Snow, Jenny Ortega Does life imitate art or art imitate life? It's a cyclical conversation, particularly here in Ti West's sickly curdled Texan horror yarn. Following a brief detour into the realm of the western (In A Valley of Violence), West is firmly back in his wheelhouse, but …

Why I Love… #140: Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

Year: 1997 Director: David Mirkin Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo Seemingly destined to become a cult title from its very release, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion remains a kooky delight nearly 25 years later, and high-key one of the best (and funniest) movies about friendship to come out of the '90s. Trapped in …

Review: Deerskin

Director: Quentin Dupieux Stars: Adèle Haenel, Jean Dujardin, Albert Delpy As a costume piece that elaborates on character, the jacket has a storied history in cinema that goes back to it's silent days. For modern touchstones - especially in terms of how it is linked to masculinity - consider the ubiquity of Sailor's snakeskin jacket …

Review: Shiva Baby

Director: Emma Seligman Stars: Rachel Sennott, Fred Melamed, Polly Draper Emma Seligman's Shiva Baby (which I choose to believe is named as such in a nod of respect to '70s Pam Grier action flick Sheba, Baby) arrives via MUBI in the UK on a promising wave of praise; praise that is (yes!) absolutely deserved. Seligman's debut …

Review: Nobody

Director: Ilya Naishuller Stars: RZA, Connie Nielsen, Bob Odenkirk I'm currently under siege from a nudist junkie wannabe-DJ next-door neighbour in his late 40s who insists on playing loud '90s dance music at all hours, often for up to 12 hours at a time. Just recently, this has included a 10-day jag of consecutive all-night …

Review: Willy’s Wonderland

Director: Kevin Lewis Stars: Nicolas Cage, Beth Grant, Emily Tosta Nicolas Cage has comfortably settled into a mid-career groove of plentiful straight-to-VOD productions that tilt toward his strengths in manifesting either world-weary boredom or wide-eyed mania. Kevin Lewis is the latest director to be blessed with the actor's largess, and this cheap but cheerful horror …