Myths and Monsters: The Films of Guillermo del Toro

For Guillermo del Toro, it was what lay beneath the bed, behind the curtain, or in the darkness that made him tick as a child and that inspires him creatively as a writer and director today. As a self-confessed lover of the macabre, del Toro surrounds himself with art, imagery, sculptures and collections of all that…

The House with a Clock in Its Walls Review

If there’s one thing that Eli Roth, director of The House with a Clock in Its Walls, is known for it’s gruesome horror. He sliced ankles in Hostel and peeled skin in Cabin Fever; it’s reasonable to suggest that his boundary line is far wider than most every mainstream Hollywood filmmaker. This time, he’s managed to outdo himself….

Deadpool 2 Bitesize Review

“You know what we need to do? We need to build a team. We need ’em tough, morally flexible, and young enough so they can carry this franchise 10-12 years.”

Anon Bitesize Review

“You invade my privacy, it’s nothing. I try to get it back, it’s a crime.”

Take Shelter (2011) Review

Is Michael Shannon’s Curtis the ultimate doomsday prepper, and with good reason to be? Or is he suffering from paranoid schizophrenia as his mother did before him? Do his stormy visions make him someone to be viewed as crazy, as the other, or is he gifted beyond the understanding of his peers? Perhaps, in fact,…

Breathe (2017) Bitesize Review

“Let me ask you, when you look at me, what is it that you see? Do you see a creature that’s barely alive? Or do you see a man that’s escaped the confines of the hospital wards?”

Tomb Raider Review

In the 2013 game that lends itself to this latest adaptation of Tomb Raider, Lara Croft embarks on a courageous journey of self-discovery and endurance on the mysterious ancient island of Yamatai, a rich and memorable learning ground for the burgeoning heroine. Yamatai gets its film debut here, but like many of the aspects which the…