At Eternity’s Gate review – A Beautifully Impulsive Study of Vincent Van Gogh

Julian Schnabel is one of the worlds greatest contemporary artists, a neo-expressionist. A style of late-modernist or early-postmodern painting and sculpture defined by subjectivity and rough application of materials. This is critical to understanding the vision of Schnabel, At Eternity’s Gate is told through the perspective of Van Gogh (Willem Dafoe) and like his paintings it’s…

Carlos Valdes Leaving CW’s ‘The Flash’

Before beginning his run on ‘The Flash’ in 2014, Carlos Valdes was known for his various roles in Broadway with no film or television projects under his belt until joining ‘The Flash’. This is not unusual for a Broadway-centric actor to jump onto the DC Television train (Melissa Benoist also being another notable example). Because Carlos…

Alita: Battle Angel review – Beautiful, Ambitious and Spectacular

James Cameron’s baby has finally arrived and it sure is good. Full of warmth and heart Robert Rodriguez ably crafts a fantastical world. Beautiful in all its devastation. A high-concept Sci-fi fantasy-romance that leaves you with a sense of awe and love for the world created. Alita (Rosa Salazar) is brutal, adventurous and loving –…

The Prodigy – Creepy Kids Are Back in Style

The Prodigy is the first true horror release of 2019 (Escape Room was more of a thriller than straight horror), and fans of the genre will be pleased to know that it delivers some solid scares. There have been plenty of movies about creepy children, the one that’s always first to come to mind is The Omen,…

The Mule review – Clint Eastwood’s Sly Return

Clint Eastwood returns to the screen for the first time in years. He is back directing and acting at the age of 88 in this well paced study of an elderly drug mule. An entertaining-nuanced crime caper that focuses on a man whose family and life is slowly decaying, minute by minute. Typically in films…

Cold Pursuit review – A Hilarious Genre-Breaking Thriller

Liam Neeson has got a little tiring recently, constantly playing the same character over and over. The Commuter was underwhelming, but it must be said I have a love for the Taken franchise and I’ll watch anything he is in. Going into Cold Pursuit I had no idea what to expect as the marketing was…

Velvet Buzzsaw review – What is Art? Dan Gilroy Doesn’t Know

Growing up with a father being a Professor of Art I have been naturally brought up in galleries surrounded by the type of people depicted in this film, supposedly. I am friends with Turner Prize winners, aspiring artists and collectors – the whole lot. The film takes a limp swing to accomplish an established idea…

Escape Room review – A Nifty and Smartly Woven Concept

Adam Robitel began last year with ‘Insidious: The Last Key’, which proved to be a disappointment although elements of promise shined through it fell into cliche upon cliche. Now, Robitel is back to start off 2019 with ‘Escape Room’, an utter surprise. With the growing trend of escape rooms it is only fitting a film…

“Miss Bala” Misses Almost All of Its Shots

It’ll be nice when the day finally comes where Latinx stories told on the big screen can be more than drug and gang wars going down at the border, but it is not this day. Last year’s Roma showed us just how personal and relatable stories set in Mexico and about Mexican people can be, but…