Review: Ma

Director: Tate Taylor Stars: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Allison Janney There's an impulse while watching Ma - the latest Blumhouse horror picture to hit multiplexes - to simply reject its premise and let it tumble down. These movies have a tendency to go either way, and for every Get Out there's a Truth Or Dare. Initially it seems … Continue reading Review: Ma

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: High-Rise

Spying on his mother from the vantage of the twenty-sixth floor balcony, a young boy named Toby (Louis Suc) is spotted by Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) from the balcony below. Laing asks what Toby can see through the kaleidoscope he has in his hands. Toby replies, "the future". This seemingly insignificant moment may be the central … Continue reading Review: High-Rise

Review: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

And so with a sense of exhaustion we come to the end of the story, or, if you're counting this as a lead-in to the Rings trilogy, the middle. The middle of Middle Earth. Take a deep breath, make sure you're pepped up on caffeine or have a decent on-hand supply of gummy sweets, popcorn or … Continue reading Review: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies