The Best Films of 2017

2017 will go down as a year that felt deeply divided on a cultural level; when those who shouted the loudest often got heard and other voices got drowned out, even amidst a great wave of change. (more…)


THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS Review: Fast Cars Go Boom, Part 8

A genuine global phenomenon, The Fast and Furious dynasty is now so untethered from identifiable reality that its roots as a simple car-focused Point Break ripoff are fading in the rear view mirror. (more…)

KONG: SKULL ISLAND Review – The King Returns in an Elaborate Apocalypse Now Homage

With so many screen versions of King Kong, how does 2017’s Skull Island set itself apart? (more…)


GET OUT Review: Jordan Peele Swaps Comedy For Horror

Horror movies have a long-standing tradition of tackling social issues in a veiled way. Their relatively lower budgets and genre trappings allow filmmakers to make bold statements in a way that big blockbusters simply can’t or won’t. (more…)


SPLIT Review: Let’s Do The Twist Again

Split employs a back-to-basics approach that does well in reminding audiences why M. Night Shyamalan was often compared to Alfred Hitchcock. (more…)


JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 Review – Keanu’s Excellent Adventure Continues

It may be hard to imagine now but at one time Keanu Reeves as an action hero was a foreign concept. (more…)


LA LA LAND Review: A Love Letter to L.A.

Focusing on a pair of romantics who dare to dream, La La Land writer-director Damien Chazelle has crafted a delirious love letter to the City of Angels in all its traffic-congested, sun-drenched, movie-making glory. (more…)


The Best Films of 2016

(and by “best” I mean my favourites)

Phew, 2016 may have been a wretched hive of villainy and scum but if you’re reading this then you’ve made it through. (more…)


ROGUE ONE Review: Star Wars Gets Dark With Its Men-On-A-Mission Spinoff

After the heavy lifting that The Force Awakens did to re-establish the cinematic Star Wars universe in 2015, much of the pressure was off of Rogue One(more…)


MOONLIGHT Review: A Life in Three Parts

A coming-of-age story that’s deeply rooted in a specific time and place (namely 1990s-era Miami), Moonlight has been garnering significant praise since debuting at the Telluride Film Festival in September and opening wider over the past few weeks. (more…)