Category Archive: 2018

SHOPLIFTERS [2018]

or over a decade, Hirokazu Koreeda has been playing with family dynamics, testing the notion of nature versus nurture; the link of DNA and how strong, or weak, it can be. While it… Continue reading

AMERICAN ANIMALS [2018]

No stranger to documentaries, in his under-the-radar 2018 creation Bart Layton seamlessly blurs the lines between reality and fiction as the real men from the near-unbelievable story occasionally act as talking heads, but… Continue reading

THE MULE [2018]

It is amazing that Sir Eastwood is still running strong at the age of 88. His presence on the screen, while obviously not the same as what he brought to films like Dirty… Continue reading

GLASS [2019]

Is life is a comic book? That is what this film is suggesting, or at least trying to, in an appropriately tongue-in-cheek fashion. It is a creative notion it must be said, but… Continue reading

THE FAVOURITE [2018]

Yorgos Lanthimos has established himself as not only the creator of surreal and strangely dry, dark comedies which borderline on the absurd, but also an extremely talented director who received comparisons to Kubrick… Continue reading

VICE [2018]

Prefaced with text that Dick Cheney is an extremely secretive man, and that they did ‘their fucking best’, Vice provides an entertaining if not flawed look at the rise of Dick Cheney, presenting… Continue reading

HOLMES AND WATSON [2018]

For a film that is a comedy, one usually wants to escape and laugh. That the three quarters full cinema was dead quiet except for one chuckle says a lot. Forced laughter is… Continue reading

WE THE ANIMALS [2018]

A powerful, dreamy film with a focus on domestic violence, even if not as severe as other examples, it powerfully demonstrates the effects that volatile parental relationships can have on young children, who… Continue reading

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN [2018]

The opening scenes of The Old Man With the Gun set the tone as David Lowery manages to butcher the genuinely interesting true story of Forest Tucker. A man who escaped prison a… Continue reading

HUNTER KILLER [2018]

One of Gerard Butler’s better performances is not wasted in an action flick that ticks… some of the the right boxes, and has much more going for it than its generic sounding title… Continue reading