NETFLIX: Bird Box

When Netflix released Bird Box last month, it was one of those films that promptly flew under the radar. Until, that is, people started to talk about it. It’s all well and good people like me critiquing something, but at the end of the day, it comes down to a combination of things that makes […]

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Mortal Engines

Based on the book of the same name by Philip Reeve, and with a screenplay penned by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson, who also produced the movie, you would think that Mortal Engines would be a surefire success. Given that it’s from the team who brought J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings […]

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Over the years, there have been countless Nutcracker films. Yet The Nutcracker is perhaps most famous in its theatrical format. If ever you’ve done ballet, you’ve probably – at the very least – heard of The Nutcracker. This particular movie is Disney’s version, and even though it has some big-draw names, that doesn’t mean it’s indicative of it […]

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Overlord

This is director Julius Avery’s second only feature-length film to date. Overlord, quite frankly, doesn’t have much going for it. Produced by J.J. Abrams, and with a screenplay penned by Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith, Overlord is one of those WWII flicks with a disturbing and violent twist. A twist that has been done before: the […]

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Bohemian Rhapsody

I was lucky enough to attend the Leiden International Film Festival, which is where I saw this film. Before my girlfriend and I went to see Bohemian Rhapsody, I saw a lot of mixed reviews circulating this Freddie Mercury biopic, with the vast majority of that number elucidating that the movie’s main fault lay in the […]

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Upgrade

I was lucky enough to attend the Leiden International Film Festival, which is where I saw this film. Directed and written by Leigh Whannell, Upgrade is a bloody, gory, action/sci-fi/thriller of a movie that not only doesn’t pull its punches (in one action sequence someone dies by having a huge knife torn through his mouth […]

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