Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre Movie Review
Jason Statham plays Orson Fortune, a badass in the 007 mould with the physicality to rival and even surpass Craig’s version of the man with the license to kill. Ritchie also continues his progression in writing good roles for women through the creation of the firecracker Sarah Fidel played with real verve by Aubrey Plaza.
The action revolves around a plan for world domination via a secret device being sold on the black Market for ten billion dollars. This ...
The Fabelmans Movie Review
The story begins in a New Jersey cinema where a very young Sammy Fabelman (Mateo Zoryan) experiences his first big screen film and it’s a life-changing event. His parents' father Burt (Paul Dano) and mother Mitzi (Michelle Williams) are doing their best to help their young son cope with the anxieties of his youth.
As we transition to an older Sammy now played by Gabriel LaBelle, we see his progress as an aspiring auteur. At this point in the film, it becomes a ...
Mummies Movie Review
Director Juan Jesús García Galocha weaves a tale of a secret hidden city populated by Egyptian Mummies who have lived there for thousands of years. Through circumstance members of the community have to venture out into the real world. In this case, it’s London, England.
Thut (Joe Thomas) is an ex-chariot racer who has lost his nerve and is then mistakenly chosen to wed Princess Nefer (Eleanor Tomlinson). Before the nuptials can take place, an evil archaeolog...
Vinyl Nation Movie Review
There is now a subset of the congregation, people that still love, collect and play vinyl. It makes no sense to the outsider to pay the crazy hipster-driven prices that new records cost, not to mention the disadvantages of the format. From an audiophile perspective, it makes even less sense. But there is magic at play here, one not defined by measurements of maybe even sound logic.
The documentary Vinyl Nation does a great job of introducing outsiders to this ...
A Man Called Otto Movie Review
Otto lives a solitary life, one where he adheres to a rigid set of rules and has no patience for those that don’t follow said rules. When a new family moves into his tightly controlled world, they succeed in turning things upside down and inside out.
The emptiness at his core is explained through a series of heartbreaking flashbacks. As you learn of all the loss Otto has suffered you begin to excuse his overtly negative nature and then have a stake in his ...
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Movie Review
Under the magician’s tutelage and showing that dance is also part of the retiles’s skill set, Lyle and Hector are ready to conquer the New York stages. Their first show sells out and everything is set for success until the curtain goes up and the stage fright sets in. Lyle (Shawn Mendes) is completely unable to let rip.
From this point on the story shifts to the arrival in the Big Apple of the Primm family. Pops is played by Scoot McNairy. Mother (Constance Wu) and their high-strung ...
I Wanna Dance with Somebody Movie Review
Her immediate family sees her as a meal ticket and various members of the public are unfair in their assessment of the music she chooses to perform. Few can understand the enormous pressure that comes with a talent that big. Whitney seemed unprepared to handle that level of adoration and to zero in on what was expected from her material-wise.
The film is light on the sordid details and this approach highlights the magic in that voice and stage presence. This is fine as evidence of her ...
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Movie Review
Goldilocks (Florence Pugh) and the three bears are joined by an over-the-top version of Jack Horner (John Mulaney) who adds both comic appeal and a sense of menace. Antonio Banderas returns as Puss as does Salma Hayek as love interest Kitty Softpaws. They are joined by a new character called Perro voiced by Harvey Guillén.
The story revolves around Puss using up eight of his nine lives and being chased by death, this time personified by a truly scary version of ...
Avatar: The Way of Water Movie Review
First it must be said that it looks amazing, the combination of 3D visuals with its high frame rate make almost ever frame burn into the retinas. It is so easy to get lost in James Cameron and companies’ collective vision that even the scenes solely devoted to establishing the visual world of Pandora are consistently engaging. It’s so beautiful it almost seems a shame to introduce all the conflict.
But conflict is what sells tickets and the film’s last few ...
Violent Night Movie Review
Being that there is never too much of a bad thing to restore the balance, Violent Night blasts into this holiday season with a twisted take on old Saint-Nic. This Kris Kringle, played by Stranger Things' David Harbour packs a punch courtesy of a Nord background and a big sledgehammer.
Centred around a rich family led by the caustic Gertrude Lightstone played by Beverly D’Angelo in uber bitch mode. This group is as dysfunctional as any in recent memory, so when ...