Tag: film

  • Film Review: Sick

    Film Review: Sick

    By Matthew Moorcroft Strong Recommendation It may seem like an eternity ago, but Kevin Williamson was once the king of the slasher genre. With the double whammy of Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, the game was changed. Gone were the days of scared teenagers, clueless adults, and summer camps gone awry. […]

  • Film Review: White Noise

    Film Review: White Noise

    By Matthew Moorcroft Solid Recommendation I’ve never read Don DeLillo’s White Noise. In fact, my only prior experience with DeLillo in general is through David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Cosmopolis, which I found to be one of Cronenberg’s more unique and hard to decipher works. This is mostly a long winded way of saying that Noah […]

  • Film Review: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Film Review: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    By Matthew Moorcroft Highest Recommendation The original Knives Out‘s breath of fresh air – and surprise box office success – was cut short by the news that Netflix had acquired the rights to it’s now two sequels. Part of Knives Out‘s own success in theaters, apart from it being an original murder mystery from a […]

  • Film Review: Babylon

    Film Review: Babylon

    By Matthew Moorcroft Strong Recommendation WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR BABYLON, PARTICULARLY THE 10 LAST MINUTES. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Babylon‘s extended opening sequence – which begins with literal elephant shit graphically splayed across the screen and around our lead character and ends with said elephant being used as a distraction at a party-turned-orgy […]

  • Film Review: Avatar: The Way of Water

    Film Review: Avatar: The Way of Water

    By Matthew Moorcroft Highest Recommendation Was there any doubt? I’m pretty sure at this point you’d be a fool to underestimate James Cameron as a filmmaker. The man has defied expectations time and time again to the point where it’s almost superhuman in how he accomplishes his feats. You can’t make a sequel to Alien […]

  • Film Review: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

    Film Review: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

    By Matthew Moorcroft Highest Recommendation For some reason, 2022 has been the year of Pinocchio overload. Outside of this widely anticipated version from auteur Guillermo del Toro, there is also another animated version that earlier this year infamously starring Pauly Shore, as well as a live action Disney remake. And with so many famous versions […]

  • Film Review: The Fabelmans

    Film Review: The Fabelmans

    By Matthew Moorcroft Highest Recommendation If anybody was going to do a biopic on Steven Spielberg, it might as well be the man himself. And that’s pretty much what The Fabelmans is despite all of the names being changed around; this is pretty much as autobiographical as they come, and those in tune with Spielberg’s […]

  • Film Review: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    Film Review: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    By Matthew Moorcroft Highest Recommendation How do you follow up a cinematic milestone? The simple answer is, usually, you don’t, and leave it at that. Black Panther‘s very existence might be mostly the result a studio hoping to expand their universe with a large array of characters to maximize profit, but director Ryan Coogler and […]

  • Film Review: The Banshees of Inisherin

    Film Review: The Banshees of Inisherin

    By Matthew Moorcroft Highest Recommendation I know it’s going to be weird starting off a review about The Banshees of Inisherin by talking about yet more Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri discourse, but here me out. Three Billboards, admittedly, is the rare movie that has soured for me over time. I still quite like it […]

  • Film Review: Memoria

    Film Review: Memoria

    By Matthew Moorcroft Highest Recommendation A thud in the night is what startles Jessica, our lead, awake. It’s a loud, sudden burst of noise after a long stretch of silence, and the banging never returns. As Jessica lies awake, waiting for it to happen again and possibly find some kind of source for the bizarre […]