The Current War (Review)

When you expect a “race to create the modern world” one expects either a drawn-out sprint or a condensed marathon, not a relay. This film is exactly that, a relay race, a relay race of subplots and minor characters. And due to that, it can never quite find its genre, or pace. The sparks don’t…

Stand by Me (Review)

Stand by Me is one of the three greatest film adaptions of Stephen King novels, up there with Shawshank Redemption, and The Green Mile. It is one of the great heavyweights of Stephen King adaptions, and yet, couldn’t be more different from either of them. At its heart Stand by Me is a true coming-of-age film celebrating pre-adolescent camaraderie and adventure. Thirty-three years later this Oscar and Golden Globe nominated film still stands strong.

Anna (Review)

Luc Besson is best known for his hit pre-2000 films such as Léon: The Professional, The Big Blue, and The Fifth Element. In 2019 Besson released his latest film, Anna, a no-trills thriller set between a variety of beautiful locations such as Paris and Moscow. And at the epicentre we have Anna¸ an undercover KGB agent…

Midsommar (Review)

Ari Aster’s second film, Midsommar, is all but ordinary in this gripping pagan folk horror. Midsommar brings with it an all too utopian visual aesthetic that few films can match, any sane person would be ashamed to have not appreciated the artistic value. Ari Aster has created films since 2011, but it was only in…