Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Rian Johnson is a man who has the perfect answer for his critics. After he was slated for making the second in the new Star Wars trilogy, The Last Jedi, Johnson made Knives Out, an old-fashioned whodunnit with a delicious cast and a lead character who could easily be called the new Hercules Poirot. The…

The Menu

A few weeks ago, we had the satire Triangle of Sadness, which depicted the rich and wealthy having a time on board a luxury yacht. Now we have The Menu, a perfect companion to the movie, as mentioned earlier, in which we have an exclusive restaurant for the super-rich, which turns out to be a…

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Black Panther was a cinematic phenomenon when it hit the screens in 2018. It broke box office records, became the first and only superhero film nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars and was a complete game changer for black cinema. A sequel was inevitable. However, no one would have predicted that the film’s star,…

Living

Good remakes are very hard to come by. Usually, a film doesn’t deserve to be modernised or updated. Some manage to be as good if not better than their counterpart, but these are very few and far between. Now we have Living, a remake of the classic 1952 film Ikiru, directed by acclaimed Japanese filmmaker…

Triangle of Sadness

Triangle of Sadness, the new film from acclaimed Swedish director, Ruben Östlund, is a scathing satire on the super rich and over-privileged. He is not a director who sits down politely and is kind to his main protagonists. His previous two outings, Force Majeure, a story of a man who abandons his family during an…

The Banshees of Inisherin

It has always been said that the most straightforward ideas are the most effective. While some films will have complicated plots with multiple sub-plots, sometimes a brief tale is all it needs to create a masterpiece. That is precisely what The Banshees of Inisherin is. For example, the new film from writer and director Martin…

Decision to Leave

Decision to Leave is the new thriller from acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-wook, the man behind films like Oldboy and The Handmaiden. This is a far more traditional cop drama with a romance running through it, like the old erotic thrillers of the 80s and 90s. While he is a master of using the camera,…

The Woman King

Hollywood is definitely changing. Watching The Woman King, a small-scale historical epic set in Africa and based around a tribe of female warriors, this film would not have been possible even twenty years ago. Yet Black Panther seems to have changed all that. This is a movie made up mainly of black actors, primarily women,…

Don’t Worry Darling

Don’t Worry Darling is possibly the most talked about movie of the year, but for all the wrong reasons. Olivia Wilde’s follow-up as a director after her blazing debut with Booksmart has had nothing but difficulties, from the firing (or was that quitting) of star Shia LaBeouf, clashes between director and star, Wilde receiving court…

Fall

Before I start, can I say that you will need a robust constitution to stay the length of the new high-concept film, Fall. If you don’t have a head for heights, then maybe this won’t be the movie for you. If, however, you can cope with a film that will induce so much stress and…

Beast

Back when Jaws was first released, there was a torrent of copycats and imitations, whether in the water (Orca – Killer Whale, Pirahna) or animals on the loose (Grizzly). Now we have Beast, a film that would fall into that category if released in the 70s. It does for lions what Jaws did for sharks….

Nope

There are not many directors who have made such an impact on the movie landscape as Jordan Peele. His first two films, Get Out and Us, have already become regarded as greats of the horror genre, while his latest film, Nope, was one of the year’s most anticipated films. Now it has arrived, has Peele…