TIFF20 Review – ‘Under The Open Sky’

TIFF20’s fourth film on our schedule is the incredibly beautiful Japanese feature ‘Under The Open Sky‘ (originally titled ‘Subarashiki Sekai‘). Inspired by Mr. Ryuko Saki’s novel ‘Mibuncho’ (translated ‘Inmate Files’), director Nishikawa Miwa for the first time ever uses someone else’s story to create one that’s inspired by ex-convicts who try to adapt to a […]

Fantasia International Film Festival Review – ‘Dinner In America’ & Short Film ‘You Wouldn’t Understand’

‘Dinner In America’ Fantasia International Film Festival has a killer line up this year. ‘Dinner In America‘ is by far one of the best films on their 2020 program and will definitely end up in my top 10 films of the year. This is for the misfits! Simon (Kyle Gallner – ‘Ghosts of War’) and […]

Netflix Review – ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Season 1

Based on the best-selling book series that was highly popular in the 1980s and 1990s, Netflix’s new series ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’, follows the friendship and adventures of Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace), the genius but shy Mary-Anne Spier (Malia Baker), the artsy Claudia Kishi (Momona Tamada – ‘To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You‘), […]

Retro Review – ‘Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood’ (1996)

In the second feature film based on the iconic Tales from the Crypt comics/series ‘Bordello of Blood‘, the Crypt Keeper returns to tell the story of a funeral parlor that moonlights as a vampire bordello. After Universal Pictures’ commercial success ‘Demon Knight‘, this sequel was a complete box office flop and disliked by critics all […]

Netflix Review – ‘Coffee & Kareem’

Let me make one thing clear, just because this film stars a 12-year-old teaming up with an incompetent cop, doesn’t make this a film for teens. It’s highly inappropriate, vulgar and violent AF. But guess what, ‘Coffee & Kareem’ is Netflix’s ‘Good Boys‘ – a film in which three teenagers find a bag of drugs […]

Review – ‘Come to Daddy’

“There is no one else like my daddy.” – Beyoncé Star and universally renowned hobbit, Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings-trilogy) has starred in numerous horror/thriller-esque vehicles over the past decade. In New Zealand-born Ant Timpson‘s directorial debut, ‘Come to Daddy‘ we see Norval Greenwood (Wood), a privileged man-child visit the beautiful coastal home […]

Review – ‘The Hunt’

Pushed back from its September 27 release date last year, without any real reason given by Universal Pictures and Blumhouse, ‘The Hunt‘ finally finds an audience on VOD after a limited theatrical release – due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoting it as “the most talked movie of the year that no one’s actually seen” is […]

Prime Video Review – ‘Troop Zero’

After its premiere at Sundance Film Festival, in early 2019, Troop Zero went on to screen at a couple of American film festivals, until it premiered just recently on Amazon’s streaming service, Prime Video. It tells the story of a misfit girl in rural 1977 Georgia, who dreams of life in outer space. When a […]

Review – ‘The Gentlemen’

The rather unconventional visionary Guy Ritchie has been stuck in a Hollywood rut for the last ten years, ever since he committed to big budget, visual effects heavy films, such as Sherlock Holmes, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and this year’s underwhelming live action version of the classic Disney, ‘Aladdin‘. The British director goes […]

Review – ‘Bombshell’

“What the FOX?” This bombshell couldn’t have dropped at a better time. The #MeToo movement has been in full force for a couple of years now, with victims coming forward and sharing their horrific experiences around sexual harassment. What happened in 2016 at Fox News, gets dramatised to make it more appealing for moviegoing audiences, […]