With the imminent release of Luc Besson’s Valerian; a film based in a rich and deep alternate world, we look at other films that have well-conceived worlds.
Twenty years on from the release of Luc Besson’s most notable film, The Fifth Element (1997), comes his most recent effort, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Content Warning: this To the Bone feature article contains references to eating disorders, eating-disordered behaviours, and weight.
“Gonna tell her this morning, no I’ll tell her by noon, by noon or one – by 1:37 exactly.” – A.J., a hopeless teenage artist in love.
Apes take centre stage in this week’s War for the Planet of the Apes, so the Janks Review Crew looks at other non-human characters that have done the same.
In the lead up to the 10th anniversary of There Will Be Blood (2007), now seems like an appropriate time to revisit other Revisionist Western films that have held up well, trying to reach the same great heights in more recent years.
Every director has to start somewhere, and the Janks Review Crew have compiled a list of 8 great first films from established and emerging directors for your reading pleasure.
In 1979, a group of childhood friends set out to make a horror movie, with little to no experience besides a few homemade short films. A 22 year old Sam Raimi along with his leading man Bruce Campbell and other various cast and crew members, put themselves in the middle of the woods to shoot a movie simply titled, The Evil Dead.
The blockbuster dominates the multiplex, yet these smaller, arguably better films often get overlooked – here’s 5 you can overcome blockbuster fatigue with.
With Edgar Wright’s musically driven film Baby Driver around the corner, the Janks Review Crew picks their favourite movies that feature an amazing soundtrack.
In the wake of the release of the critically acclaimed psychological horror film It Comes at Night starring Joel Edgerton, it seems fitting to look back on the ‘slow burn’ sub-genre of horror that occasionally gets overlooked or underappreciated.
Recently, Sofia Coppola, director of The Beguiled (2017), revealed in a GQ interview that she hadn’t previously heard of the Bechdel Test.
Without further ado, here are the Janks Reviews Crew’s favourite films of 2016. We’re not saying these are the best films of 2016, just our favourites.
Halloween is upon us, so the Janks Review Crew has taken the liberty to solve your indecisions on what film to watch on the spookiest night of the year, with our list of fun horror films, including snack recommendations. Check out our diverse list of fantastic horror films below (in ascending order by year).