REVIEW: THE COLOR PURPLE (2023)

Directed by Blitz BazawuleWritten by Marcus Gardley ( based on the musical of Marsha Norman and the novel of Alice Walker)Starring: Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P Harrison, Danielle Brooks, Coleman Domingo In Georgia, in the early 1900s, Cecile (Fantasia Barrino) is coping with a hard life. An abusive husband (that’s replaced an abusive father), a missing […]

REVIEW: SILENT NIGHT (2023)

Directed by John WooWritten by Robert Archer LynnStarring Joel Kinnaman, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Harold Torres When his child is killed in the crossfire of a gang war, a mute and wounded man (Joel Kinnaman) swears vengeance. After a year of training and preparing, he sets forth at Christmas to enact his revenge. An action film […]

REVIEW: BOTTOMS (2023)

Directed by Emma SeligmanWritten by Emma Seligman and Rachel SennottStarring: Rachel Sennott, Ayo Edebiri, Marshawn Lynch Two best friends decide that this is finally their time to get girls. To this end they form a school Fight Club (under the guise of self defence) and find themselves experiencing unexpected popularity. However as one of them […]

REVIEW: THANKSGIVING (2023)

Directed by Eli Roth  Written by Jeff Rendell, Eli Roth  Starring: Nell Verlaque, Gabriel Davenport, Patrick Dempsey, Jalen Thomas Brooks Thanksgiving marks the third film to be born out of the fake trailers from Rodriguez and Tarantino’s Grindhouse (2007) collaboration. Eli Roth manages to turn that faux trailer into a full length era appropriate slasher […]

REVIEW: SALTBURN (2023)

Directed by Emerald Fennell Written by Emerald Fennell  Starring: Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike At his first year of university, Oliver (Barry Keoghan) falls into the orbit of the scion of the Catton family, Felix (Jacob Elordi). Invited to spend the summer at the family estate Oliver finds himself in a world of old […]

REVIEW: FOE (2023)

Directed by Garth DavisWritten by Iain Reid and Garth DavisStarring Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal, Aaron Pierre It’s always heartening to see sci-fi break away from established genre tropes. Here there’s no alien invasion, no robot uprising, nor sprawling space opera. Instead Foe uses its post environmental collapse setting for a romantic drama with a hint […]

REVIEW: MERCY ROAD (2023)

Directed by John CurranWritten by John Curran, Jesse Heffring, Christopher Lee PelletierStarring Luke Bracey, Toby Jones, Alex Malone Tom (Luke Bracey), covered in blood and fleeing into the night, desperately tries to find his daughter. Driving at breakneck speeds down country roads, he phones everyone to find her after he hears a distressed message. As […]

REVIEW: SAW X (2023)

Directed by Kevin Greutert Written by Pete Goldfinger, Josh Stolberg Starring Tobin Bell, Synnøve Macody Lund, Shawnee Smith  John Kramer (Tobin Bell) is dying. With mere months to live, John pursues an experimental treatment which could save his life. Travelling to Mexico for the procedure, John eventually realises that the offer is a confidence trick. […]

REVIEW: LAST FILM SHOW (2021)

Directed by Pan NalinWritten by Pan NalinStarring Bhavin Rabari, Dipen Raval, Richa Meena There are times when you don’t want to over analyse a film because it connects to you at a core spiritual level. That attempting to dissect it would tarnish the beauty of the whole. For me, the Last Film Show is such […]

REVIEW: ASTEROID CITY (2023)

Directed by Wes AndersonWritten by Wes Anderson, Roman CoppolaStarting Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jake Ryan Asteroid City is a quintessential Wes Anderson film, for good or I’ll. It’s filled to the brim with creativity, and marked by his signature quirkiness. However its structure is far too clever for its own good, making the […]

REVIEW: DRACULA: VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER (2023)

Directed by André ØvredalWritten by Bragi F. Schut, Zak Olkewicz, based on the work of Bram StokerStarring: Corey Hawkins, Aisling Franciosi, Liam Cunningham Dracula: Voyage of the Demeter is based on a chapter in Bram Stoker’s iconic novel, showing us the ship’s doomed voyage. Unknowingly tasked with ferrying the vampire lord to England, the crew […]

REVIEW: BARBIE (2023)

Directed by Greta GerwigWritten by Greta Gerwig, Noah BaumbachStarring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell, America Ferrera It’s strange to imagine that the best on screen polemic since Network (1976) is in a film about a toy, yet here we are. Barbie (2023) is an oddly complex film. What should be a celebration of crass […]