Retrospective Reviews: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Watch this as soon as you can… Terminator 2: Judgment Day (T2) is surely one of the greatest sequels of all time. Everything great about the original is plugged into an amplifier and made even better. The special effects are more cutting-edge than before, and still hold up nearly thirty years later. Its storyline has …

Pain and Glory (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Pedro Almodóvar, with his latest film, Pain and Glory, has crafted a deeply personal meditation on what it feels like to have passed your prime and the peak of your notoriety. Telling the story of an ageing film director who has given up on making films, feeling physically …

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Review

Watch this as soon as you can… Stranger Things and It appear to have started a trend for horror films about children/teenagers set in the past. If either of these disappointed you, or feel overrated, then Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is the film for you. This new film, from producer Guillermo del …

Crawl (2019) Review

Wait until you can stream this… Crawl tells the story of Haley (Kaya Scodelario) as she attempts to rescue her father from a basement filled with alligators. This is all the movie is, nothing more, nothing less. It is a remarkably simple film, but this proves a hindrance as well as a strength. Its simple …

Angel Has Fallen (2019) Review

Wait Until You Can Stream It… Towards the end of Angel Has Fallen, Vice President Kirby (Tim Blake Nelson) lays out his ambition to “make America strong again”, in what appears to be a deliberate parallel to Trump. Does this make his orchestration of the rightful President’s attempted assassination (played effortlessly by Morgan Freeman) some …

Retrospective Reviews: Blade Runner (1982/1992)

Watch this as soon as you can… Watching this film today, it is hard to believe it is merely set in 2019. It was made this year. The original version was released in 1982, with a director’s cut coming out ten years later. Yet, the stunning representation of a dystopian, decaying, much more mechanic version …