Review: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Director: David Dobkin Stars: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens It's been a long, shitty year and we're only halfway through this mutha. But enough good news; there's a new Will Ferrell comedy movie on Netflix. That's a little too snarky for my taste these days. Ferrell's comic stylings are well-established. Indeed, he's the Old … Continue reading Review: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Review: Her Smell

Director: Alex Ross Perry Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Gayle Rankin, Agyness Deyn Brady Corbet's self-serious essay on stardom Vox Lux culminates with Natalie Portman's Celeste powering out her greatest hits, letting all of the carnage of her personal life fall away in a dance of pop purity. Now imagine that instead of cutting to credits, a … Continue reading Review: Her Smell

Review: Colossal

Director: Nacho  Vigalondo Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens While I try my hardest to avoid the cliché approach of describing a film as x meets y, I can't help but wonder if anyone out there was sat watching Joe Swanberg's Drinking Buddies when the thought came to them, like an imperfect diamond; what this movie … Continue reading Review: Colossal

Review: Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Director: Bill Condon Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans There seems to be an unspoken opinion in certain circles of film criticism that populist cinema is just plain bad. Bad in execution, bad even in principle. That by attempting to appeal to everyone, you implicitly censor yourself until there's nothing to say. It's a sweeping generalisation, … Continue reading Review: Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Review: The Cobbler

It almost seems unfair to cover this film just a few days after basking in the legacy of Orson Welles' Touch Of Evil. In a way, I suppose, it goes to show the sheer diversity of film as an art form. On the one hand you can have a palpably nightmarish crime thriller etched into the … Continue reading Review: The Cobbler

Review: The Guest

The Guest is the latest baby from filmmaking duo Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard, most notable for gifting us last year's phenomenally entertaining home invasion horror You're Next. That movie (which all genre fans should give some time over to) saw them breaking away from the more navel-gazing productions that had carried their names before. As usual … Continue reading Review: The Guest