Pet Sematary review – A Horrifying Chiller

The latest Stephen King film has arrived, in the form of a remake of the 1983 ‘Pet Sematary’. It is brought to life by directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, written by Jeff Buhler about the strange goings on around the ‘pet sematary’ (which is misspelt, emphasising the childish nature) and this remake proves to…

Dumbo review – Tim Burton’s Beautifully Expressionistic Vision

Disney is on a spree of making live-action remakes of classics, to which they have been very successful. Beauty and The Beast was magical, The Jungle Book was enchanting and a non-remake, The Nutcracker and The Four Realms (an original film) was spellbinding – Therefore you can tell, I am most impressed and am happy…

Shazam! review – A Delightfully Hilarious Ride

After the great success of Aquaman, many have been hoping that DC’s next film, Shazam! will live up to the brilliance of the film prior and I’m beyond glad to say it does. Moving from a horror centred background to the land of superheroes, director David Sandberg delivers a vision full of fun, heart and…

Happy as Lazzaro review – A Beguiling and Spellbinding Fairy Tale

Cannes winner Alice Rohrwacher’s latest film is a wonderful fairy tale, that touches and beguiles through the lens of the innocent but loving Lazzaro. A beautifully ghostly tale that remains timeless and mesmerising. Happy as Lazzaro is an incredibly intimate magical-realist film that is radiantly silent and hypnotising. I’d relate it to Guillermo Del Toro’s…

Everybody Knows review – Cruz and Bardem’s Incredibly Real Kidnap Melodrama

Asghar Farhadi’s spanish language debut is an incredibly enigmatic and suspenseful film. Critically steered by the star studded ensemble, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem lead the pack, which itself is to die for. It the family-centric nature of caring, confusion and desperation that gives life to this kidnapping story. This is a film that oozes…

Serenity review – A Neo-noir Inception-like Mystery that is Utterly Fascinating

Director Steven Knight makes a very confident stride in taking Hollywood’s conventional narrative ‘rules’ and throwing them into the abyss with Serenity. The film is a neo-noir mystery that delves into a rubix cube-Inception-like narrative that constantly twists and subverts expectations, it is absolutely fascinating. It is unlike any other film. There are signs throughout…