Enola Holmes 2 (2022): lots of fun, and builds on the first film

Who liked Enola Holmes when it came out? I did. Outside of Stranger Things it was the first time we got to see Millie Bobby Brown show another side to her acting and have a bit more fun. Worlds away from the tortured character of Eleven, thank god. She also got to show us what she’s like leading a movie, albeit a Netflix movie (do … Continue reading Enola Holmes 2 (2022): lots of fun, and builds on the first film

See How They Run (2022): a mildly amusing murder mystery

I remember seeing See How They Run listed showing in the cinema not too long ago, and thinking a murder mystery comedy might be a fun watch in these troubled times in which we find ourselves. But then, life got in the way and I never caught it. Handily, it recently turned up on Disney+, so I thought I’d put it on. At a little … Continue reading See How They Run (2022): a mildly amusing murder mystery

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Do Revenge (2022): a pleasing mash-up of ’80s, ’90s and 2000s teen movies

Hands up, who remember the ’90s? I do. But then I’m a ’90s kid. I was born in the early ’80s and grew up in the ’90s. And it’s funny, cos certain decades come back around in terms of fashion and music. I saw a lad the other day, he must have been maybe 16-17, sat on a bench at a train station. He had … Continue reading Do Revenge (2022): a pleasing mash-up of ’80s, ’90s and 2000s teen movies

White Noise (2022): mood, themes and vibes

White Noise (2022) is an apocalyptic black comedy written and directed by Noah Baumbach, and adapted from a 1985 novel by Don DeLillo — widely considered his breakout novel. One filmmakers have apparently been trying to adapt for decades. The film, in this case, centres around the Gladney family and focuses on the dad, Jack (Adam Driver), a professor in Advanced Nazism studies at the … Continue reading White Noise (2022): mood, themes and vibes

The Banshees Of Inisherin (2022): legacy or friendship?

Is this film a career-best from Colin Farrell? I wanted to open with a question to myself, like those adverts… ‘Could you save money on your car insurance?’ Well, to return to my question, I think it might be. Unlike In Bruges (2008), which felt perhaps a two-hander between Farrell and Brendan Gleeson and was a dark comedy, but perhaps leant just towards the comedic … Continue reading The Banshees Of Inisherin (2022): legacy or friendship?

The Gray Man (2022): wall-to-wall action does not a story make

I’m not going to say a lot about this movie, as it really doesn’t deserve my time or my words. You can take from that what you will, but it’s basically throwaway popcorn fodder, and not in the best way. Even smashy action movies need something — anything — for us to hang onto in terms of character, plot and story. And if I’m honest, … Continue reading The Gray Man (2022): wall-to-wall action does not a story make

Prey (2022): Hollywood, meet Amber Midthunder

I confess, I barely remember Predator (1987). I mean, I remember the general cut and thrust… Arnie in the jungle, ‘if it bleeds, we can kill it’… all of that. I just don’t remember the details, and I don’t remember it as well as the super fans do. Weirdly, Predator 2 (1990), the one with Danny Glover, comes to mind a little easier. Maybe the … Continue reading Prey (2022): Hollywood, meet Amber Midthunder

Bullet Train (2022): a fun ride, but a bit pleased with itself

Sometimes I forget that it’s summer (well, other than the relentless heatwaves to remind me, of course). And summertime means we get dumb blockbusters. Although there’s a solid argument to be made that action movies don’t have to be dumb, and this Reddit thread has some good examples. It does feel like though, that in recent times Hollywood (and I include studios like Netflix) have … Continue reading Bullet Train (2022): a fun ride, but a bit pleased with itself

Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) – what the hell happened?

So I wrote a review then sat on it, and then scrapped it. I guess I needed some time for the dust to settle, or my rage to subside, one or the other. Honestly, to go from the heady heights of Thor: Ragnarok (2017) to the abject laziness that is Love and Thunder, to be honest, hurts more than anything else. I guess I’d love … Continue reading Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) – what the hell happened?

Fresh (2022): Stan and Edgar-Jones add star power to a middling horror

Sebastian Stan is a sexy bastard. Can we all agree on that? OK, good. Now that’s out the way let’s get down to the matter at hand, which is: what is it that sexy bastards do? Well, they be sexy bad boys, for one. Much in the way that pirates will double cross you whenever they can, sexy bastards will only ever be sexy, and … Continue reading Fresh (2022): Stan and Edgar-Jones add star power to a middling horror