Hulu Review – ‘The Sister’

Intriguing British murder mystery ‘The Sister’ plays like a typical thriller, but quickly starts to test its limits when some inexplicable elements get pulled in to make the story divert from its rather standard plot. Based on the book ‘Burial’ by Neil Cross, who also wrote the script for this adaptation, the Hulu Original mini-series …

Hulu Review – ‘The Ultimate Playlist of Noise’

Hulu’s John Green-esque ‘The Ultimate Playlist of Noise’ is a sound design marvel with charming performances from its young ensemble that puts recent YA-romance movies to shame. It all revolves around Marcus (Keean Johnson – ‘Euphoria’), an audio-obsessed high school senior, who learns he must undergo brain surgery that will render him deaf, and decides …

Review – ‘The Elfkins: Baking a Difference’

German animated film, The Elfkins: Baking a Difference is a bland blend of Gnomeo & Juliet and The Smurfs, and strictly made for pre-teens, with a very on-the-nose message on capitalism and finding one’s purpose in the world to keep this somewhat manageable for parents forced to sit through this. In true Elfkins of Cologne …

Netflix Review – ‘Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer’

Gil Carrillo (LA Sheriff Homicide Detective) in episode 4 “Manhunt” of Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer. Cr. NETFLIX © 2021 Netflix is known to have some high quality true crime docu series, such as Don’t F**k with Cats and Tiger King. Their first new limited series of 2021 only mentions feline in …

Review – ‘Dreambuilders’

Dreambuilders is a computer-animated movie where the humans look cute but hide an ugliness that comes from suppressed emotions. It’s not entirely clear what this movie is trying to do, though it has some intriguing moments. It feels like this should’ve been a live action movie, but by turning it into an animated feature, the crew was …

Review – ‘Skyfire’

I’ve always been a sucker for disaster movies. In walks ‘Skyfire’, a disaster movie so wild and ridiculous, it combines cliché genre tropes from the biggest blockbusters and runs a marathon with it. This first ever volcano themed Chinese film is set on a tropical island at the “Ring of Fire”. Ever since volcanologist Meng …

into:screens’ Top 20 films of 2020

2020 has been a serious ride filled with ups and downs. Cinema on its own had to deal with their own set of challenges as movie theatres all over the world were shut down and studios had to find a way to get their content to the public. Some succeeded, some seriously failed. But what …

Netflix Review – ‘The Midnight Sky’

THE MIDNIGHT SKY (2020) Kyle Chandler as Mitchell. Cr. Philippe Antonello/NETFLIX ©2020 To be honest with you, I’ve never watched a film that’s directed by George Clooney. There’s no real reason why I haven’t, mostly because the subject matter of his films don’t particularly speak to me. But with ‘The Midnight Sky’ being a dystopian …

Review – ‘City Hall’

My very first introduction to Frederick Wiseman’s work clocks in at a whopping four and a half hours. Yeah, this isn’t your extended edition of The Fellowship of the Ring, but an in-depth look at Boston’s city government, covering racial justice, housing, climate action, and more. The only problem with something of this magnitude and …

Netflix Review – ‘The Claus Family’

Director Matthias Temmermans and co-writers Ruben Vandenborre and Elke de Gezelle have some previous experience satisfying children and their parents, building worlds around brands such as K3, Mega Mindy and House Anubis, which mean big business in the BeNeLux (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg). Creating a Christmas movie based around Santa’s own family sounds right up …