“Last Christmas I gave you my heart…”
System crasher: a foster child who has repeatedly broken every given rule until the system built to support them runs out of options. Until they become un-fosterable, too young to be put in closed care, but too much of a danger to be taken in by those caring for other children. Benni (Helena Zengel) is…
Sprawling, ambitious, beautifully performed, edited and shot, The Irishman is a welcome return to the criminal underbelly of America for Martin Scorsese.
We need to talk about The Punisher. No, not Jon Bernthal’s Netflix version. Nor Ray Stevenson’s take on the character in War Zone (2008). Not even Thomas Jane’s 2004 offering – you should be so lucky. Instead, we’re heading back even further, all the way to the late ’80s we go. Thirty years on from…
Beep beep! Roll up for a return trip to Pennywise’s twisted funhouse. Mosey on in, he only bites a bit.
Quentin Tarantino’s ode to Hollywood’s past might just be his most eccentric offering to date.
VelociPastor: the monster movie you never knew you needed in your life.
Disney’s steely insistence on remaking every single one of its animated properties has reached peak levels of ambition with The Lion King. “Live-action” this may market itself as being, but as we all know, it most definitely is not….because talking lions.
“You’ve been shot five times for your country and you can’t even afford to send your kids to college.”
“I was made to help a child, I don’t remember it being this hard.”
“People… need to believe. And nowadays, they’ll believe anything.”
Lacking the elegant simplicity of its 2014 predecessor and the all-out fun factor of Kong: Skull Island, King of the Monsters is a major misstep for the expanding MonsterVerse. Whilst we do get moments of exhilaration – as you’d expect from a film featuring a giant lizard firing nuclear energy out of its mouth at…