FILM REVIEW – ‘THE OLD GUARD’ (2020)

I was intrigued when this was first advertised, a Netflix action blockbuster with Charlize Theron in it based on a Graphic Novel, it seemed that everything was aligning in the film world for a great summer film; in the current craziness and without cinema access, good films have been as hard to find as an…

FILM REVIEW – ‘EXTRACTION’ (2020)

Another film down during the quarantine, and this time it’s Netflix’s latest action-adventure film titled Extraction, starring Thor the God of… ah sorry about that, I mean starring Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth plays the part of Tyler, a beaten-in war vet that is assigned to rescue the son of a notorious Bangladeshi drug lord, all while…

FILM REVIEW – ‘THE LOVEBIRDS’ (2020)

It’s hard to believe that something as crass as The Lovebirds (2020) is directed by Michael Showalter – the man who gave us the deeply poignant The Big Sick (2017). Moreover that it stars Kumail Nanjiani who is a hugely talented comedian albeit one that has struggled to replicate the success of his aforementioned semi-autobiography. With a murder mystery…

FILM REVIEW – ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: APOKOLIPS WAR’ (2020)

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War is the final chapter of an animated universe that began seven years ago with Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. Consider it the Avengers: Endgame of this particular branch of the DC universe. I would like to essentially break it down in two parts; as a standalone film, and as the final chapter in a…

FILM REVIEW – ‘GUNS AKIMBO’ (2020)

Shortly before the whole COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, back when I was still able to actually go to a theater and watch movies, I saw a preview for a movie called Guns Akimbo that I thought looked decent. Of course, I was kind of skeptical about how well the movie would be when…

FILM REVIEW – ‘UNDERWATER’ (2020)

William Eubank’s claustrophobic sub-aquatic disaster film succeeds in reeling audiences into its uncomfortable world of darkness and fear. From Ravi Bansal’s brilliant art direction to Marco Beltrami’s anxiety inducing score, to Dorotka Sapinska’s amazing costume design that perfectly fuses modern-day tech with rich sci-fi elements; Underwater assembles an all-star team to create a fascinating world ripe…

FILM REVIEW – ‘EMMA’ (2020)

What’s your favorite Jane Austen adaptation? Everyone has one. Entire acting careers were launched because of them. The most universally-beloved one is unquestionably Andrew Davies’ 1995 TV version of Pride and Prejudice which made a star of Colin Firth’s wet torso. Of course, Firth would go on to reprise his Darcy role to 21st century effect…