Pixar has arguably one of the movie industry’s best records, but the Cars movies don’t seem to have the same universal love of say, the Toy Story or Monsters Inc. franchises. This doesn’t mean they are necessarily bad films; far from it, as Cars 3 manages to entertain nonetheless.
Author: Luke BanyaiAfter having seen Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead at the tender age of 13, it began a love for horror films that eventually expanded into a love for all genres. Deserted Island Movie Collection: The Films of Martin Scorsese Best Movie Snack: Honey Soy Chicken Potato Chips and a 6 pack.
Life is exactly what this film needed in order to succeed. It’s a shame too because it comes close to being really good and whilst it has its moments, it never quite gets there.
Slow-burn horror films get mixed responses almost every time one is released and recently, The Witch (2015) was a good example of how well it can be done. Daguerrotype, whilst not in the same class, can be put under the same category and it almost succeeds, falling slightly short due to a messy screenplay.
With only just under four years since the Boston City marathon bombings, one would think that a movie based on the events would be considered ‘too soon’, but it’s safe to say that Patriots Day delivers a heartfelt and gut wrenching depiction of actual events, without a hint of exploitation.
The last few years of horror has produced some noteworthy titles including It Follows, The Babadook, Don’t Breath and various other independent films that will be shown for generations to come. Unfortunately Queen of Spades falls into the direct-to-DVD category and will most likely stay put.
Dark Diamond is a low budget, rough-around-the-edges crime thriller set in Antwerp, Belgium, that slowly builds tension and leads into a messy climax, showing that a decent story can overcome the typical Hollywood churn-out and special effects.
Acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Almodovar’s latest effort Julieta stays true to his form of detailed character study and raw human emotion in a draining but commanding effort by all involved.
Boys in the Trees is an Aussie film that tries to break the mould of a straight-up drama with elements of fantasy and horror, but ends up being a hit-and-mostly-miss bag of results in what could have ultimately been a good film.
In what should be a compelling story that reveals one of the US government’s biggest secrets at the hands of Edward Snowden is heavily weighed down with some poor pacing and confusing computer jargon that leaves the viewer scratching their head.
Sunset Song is a heart-wrenching character study of love, loss, abuse and courage set around a Scottish family in the early 1900’s that unfolds through the eyes of Chris Guthrie, the eldest and only daughter of a family of six.
Every once and a while a film comes along and injects new life into a genre and it’s safe to say that Don’t Breathe is easily one of the best horror films this side of the millennium.
John Le Carré’s latest adaption to hit the screen is a traditional thriller full of intrigue and tension that slowly grows on you and doesn’t let go until the very end.