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 …

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 – ‘Mogul Mowgli’

It’s still unclear how the coming awards season is going to look in 2021 but I know one thing for sure: if it isn’t raining accolades for Riz Ahmed, the whole thing is rigged. As if one tour de force in Sound of Metal wasn’t enough, Ahmed delivers again and then some in Mogul Mowgli. …

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 …

Netflix Review – ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020): (L to R) Chadwick Boseman as Levee, Colman Domingo as Cutler, Viola Davis as Ma Rainey, Michael Potts as Slow Drag, and Glynn Turman as Toldeo. Cr. David Lee / Netflix After a mixed bag of Netflix Originals to get them to join in on the conversation (ahum ‘Hillbilly Elegy’), …

Netflix Review – ‘Mank’

MANK (2020) NETFLIX It’s been six long years since we’ve been graced by a David Fincher movie. After Gone Girl he produced and directed some episodes of the dark serial killer drama Mindhunter for Netflix. It’s only fitting his new cinematic work is brought to us through the same streaming service that has been so …

Netflix Review – ‘The Prom’

THE PROM (L to R) NICO GREETHAM as NICK, LOGAN RILEY HASSEL as KAYLEE, ARIANA DEBOSE as ALYSSA GREENE, ANDREW RANNELLS as TRENT OLIVER, JO ELLEN PELLMAN as EMMA, SOFIA DELER as SHELBY, NATHANIEL POTVIN as KEVIN, TRACEY ULLMAN as VERA, JAMES CORDEN as BARRY GLICKMAN in THE PROM. Cr. MELINDA SUE GORDON/NETFLIX © 2020 …