The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs | Review – Highs And Lows Of The Old West

The hotly anticipated Ballad Of Buster Scruggs is finally upon us, and with it we have the Coen's latest foray into a Western setting. However, the film differs from the duo's previous entries in the genre in that it is an anthology, and this format is utilized to deliver a vastly different array of tones and … Continue reading The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs | Review – Highs And Lows Of The Old West

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The Night Comes For Us Review | Martial Arts Meets Grindhouse

You know what's cool? The non-stop masterpiece of fight sequence choreography, The Raid: Redemption. You know what else is cool? The Night Comes For Us, another Indonesia action flick that prioritizes innovative brawls, and memorable set-pieces above all else.  Its got more than a little bit of common DNA with The Raid, both in terms of influence … Continue reading The Night Comes For Us Review | Martial Arts Meets Grindhouse

The Other Side Of The Wind Review | A Master’s Cynical Take On Hollywood

Well it seems that Welles will have one final shot at award season. After an elongated, Kafka-esque process, The Other Side of the Wind has finally been released on Netflix more than 40 years after filming was completed on the project. Although in some ways it feels its age, the film is a delightfully sardonic mockumentary … Continue reading The Other Side Of The Wind Review | A Master’s Cynical Take On Hollywood

Mandy Review | A Hellish Descent Into Camp

Ah, what glorious insanity, an expert fusion of art house and schlock. With a distinctive aesthetic, a multifaceted Nic Cage performance, and a distinctive tone, Mandy is a must see for fans of action-horror. It's a great Halloween film, and conveniently is available for streaming alongside its limited release. Check out my full review of … Continue reading Mandy Review | A Hellish Descent Into Camp

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Review – Heroism with Heart

There is just such pure optimism at the heart of My Hero Academia, an optimism that is routinely portrayed in the most genuine and expressive way possible. While it's battle-shonen pacing and slavish recreation of panels that were better served in manga can hurt its appeal at times, Bones adaptation is nothing short of a marvel to … Continue reading My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Review – Heroism with Heart

A Silent Voice Review – Bullying and Redemption

Kids are cruel, and there is no shortage of depictions of this cruelty in the world of film. The annals of cinema is littered with bullying heels, and under-aged villains who ridicule the protagonist for their perceived differences. Whether it's this year’s realist Eighth Grade, the bountiful Hughes-esque teen-comedies of the 80s, or the hyperbolic … Continue reading A Silent Voice Review – Bullying and Redemption

Eighth Grade Review- Social Anxiety Personified

While most movies seek to embellish reality through constant dramatic flourishes, sometimes slavishly building on the lineage of their chosen genre, there is a smaller subset of films that challenge the typical characteristics of the type of story they’re telling. Bo Burnham’s directotial debut, Eighth Grade, is a coming of age story. While this is … Continue reading Eighth Grade Review- Social Anxiety Personified