The Saw franchise, known for its elaborate torture traps and gore porn, has perhaps overstayed its welcome at the cinema. At nine movies and counting, we are far removed from the 2004 horror classic directed by James Wan. All eyes are on the return of director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw 2, 3, and 4), and if his…Read More
Cruella is the closest thing to Joker we’ll likely ever see come out of Disney Studios. That comment may scare people away from watching the movie, and it may entice others. Don’t let it. Cruella is still very much its own film that embraces the campiness of its titular character’s villainous side, whilst remaining just dark and serious enough for…Read More
When A Quiet Place came out in 2018, the film was a triumph of the horror-thriller genre based on its use of sound. The experience of watching the movie at the theater was one-of-a-kind, as the entire audience was dead silent, and you were afraid to make as much as a peep. Three years later, John Krasinski…Read More
Angelina Jolie smolders as an action hero in this Western set against the backdrop of a forest fire. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, Those Who Wish Me Dead is a tense thriller with shallow characters. The film follows Hannah (Jolie), a smoke jumper haunted by a tragedy that occurred when she was battling a forest fire.…Read More
As far as I’m concerned, Guy Ritchie can’t miss. A quick look at his Rotten Tomatoes page will tell you this isn’t a majority opinion, but this isn’t the first time I’ve taken a contrarian stance. His movies are consistently fun and entertaining, take some risks, and work as quality blockbuster flicks. Ritchie’s The Gentlemen was one of…Read More
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