Movie Reviews

REVIEW: The Northman

The Northman is a film that should not exist–not at its scale, not in this day and age. It is an unflinching epic of fire and ice, of burning love and cold-served vengeance. It...

REVIEW: Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City

Resident Evil is one of my all-time favorite video game franchises but it is also something that I can honestly say no one has ever experienced for their deep and meaningful plots. It’s not...

REVIEW: The Batman

Two years since first putting on the cowl and dark eye shadow, The Batman finds our young caped crusader facing a serial killer with an intellect that may be greater than The World’s Greatest...

REVIEW: The Spine of Night

I’ve just come back from a trip. It wasn’t entirely long, but it was certainly very strange, and I won’t be forgetting it any time soon. The Spine of Night is a surreal, blood-soaked...

REVIEW: The Matrix Resurrections

The Matrix was never a movie that needed a sequel and the Wachowski sisters originally wanted to do a prequel that eventually became The Animatrix “Second Renaissance” shorts. Instead, we got the controversial Matrix...

REVIEW: Reminiscence (2021)

Reminiscence is a movie that very strongly reminds me of a forgotten cult-classic called Strange Days starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, and Tom Sizemore. It was directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written...

REVIEW: Blade Runner 2049

Famously, Ridley Scott and Phillip K. Dick disagreed on the role of androids in their versions of the same story. In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, they represent imperfect copies of human beings....

Is Dune a worthy adaptation of its lofty source material?

Dune comes with a lot of baggage and high expectations. For a start, it’s based on one of the most critically and commercially successful science fiction novels of all time (whether it is grimdark...

REVIEW: Dredd (2012)

Dredd is a 2012 sci-fi action film written by Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later, Ex Machina, Annihilation) and stars the always amazing Karl Urban (Lord of the Rings, The Boys, Thor: Ragnarök)...

REVIEW: 13 Assassins

13 Assassins is a 2010 Japanese samurai film directed by the brilliant Takashi Miike – best known to western audiences for his cult horror The Audition and twisted crime epic Ichi the Killer.  The...