Review: A Quiet Place

Director: John Krasinski Stars: Millicent Simmonds, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt Don't buy popcorn when you go to see A Quiet Place. Go to see it. Absolutely go to see it. Take your best friend who loves an instant classic creature feature. But don't buy popcorn. Don't take snacks. Eat beforehand. If you can, try not to … Continue reading Review: A Quiet Place

Review: The Girl On The Train

Director: Tate Taylor Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans The Girl On The Train is the latest bestselling 'girl' thriller to get squeezed through the Hollywood machine, but it's the one that comes sputtering out the other end with the least amount of grace, presented to us as a clumsy assemblage of plot holes, … Continue reading Review: The Girl On The Train

Review: Sicario

Denis Villeneuve's latest feature sees Emily Blunt playing idealistic FBI agent Kate Mercer. Having garnered attention for her work in a number of house raids in Arizona, Mercer is invited into a different circle - a combined agency task force looking to make a serious impact in the war on drugs, specifically targeting the area … Continue reading Review: Sicario

Review: Edge Of Tomorrow

Last year when Oblivion came out I wrote a different sort of review that read like an imagined conversation between Tom Cruise and that film's director Joseph Kosinski. It was quite fun to write, though not overly informative, and I chose to do so largely because of my ambivalence toward the movie, which was a dithering … Continue reading Review: Edge Of Tomorrow

Review: Looper

Women in science fiction films tend to get short shrift. There are exceptions, obviously. The Alien series for instance is generous to its female inhabitants. But by and large it’s a genre that tends to be something of a boy’s playground, with any genuine layering or complexity reserved for your main man (unless he’s Keanu … Continue reading Review: Looper

Review: The Wolfman

***originally written 3 March 2010*** I didn't see a trailer for The Wolfman. In fact, I only saw one poster. It features Emily Blunt in the foreground, hiding herself behind a tree from an unseen menace in the distant woods. It is a striking image to use for promotional purposes because it doesn't show the … Continue reading Review: The Wolfman