Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

Cinematic musicals have had a rough time in recent years. The genre was almost killed off in one fell swoop by Cats back in 2019, but thankfully it has been saved by the likes of Encanto and last year’s Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Now, one of the biggest hits on the West End stage has…

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…

Black Adam

The DC Cinematic world has been having a few problems of late. Shazam 2 and Aquaman 2 have had their releases pushed back; Batgirl was cancelled, and The Flash is still being decided on after the strange events of his star in public life. So maybe a new hero is needed to lift the Warner…

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,…

Halloween Ends

In 2018, co-writer and director David Gordon Green gave us a new sequel to John Carpenter’s classic horror, Halloween. What made this film different from other sequels was that it dismissed everything that happened after the original and that this was going to finally close the book on Michael Myers. We all thought it ended…

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,…

Smile

There seems to be a horror subgenre. The cursed horror is when a person sees something or does something and becomes cursed, then spends the rest of the movie trying to shake off the curse. Movies like The Ring and It Follows are perfect examples. Now we have Smile, which also falls into that sub-genre,…