Review – A Prayer Before Dawn

A Prayer Before Dawn, directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, is an unflinchingly visceral film that drags you kicking and screaming into a terrifying, hostile environment; one you don’t at first want to be in, but slowly you find yourself gripped; not wanting to leave, and soon you are consumed my its unpredictable terror. To put it plainly: A Prayer Before Dawn is a film unlike anything else and that makes it one that I’m really excited to talk about and review, so let’s get to it. Read more

Review – Hotel Artemis

Hotel Artemis, written and directed by Drew Pearce, offers an interesting selection of characters in an explosive situation where we’re waiting for the inevitable boom to come. I didn’t have high expectations walking into this film, but I ended up finding it to be quite entertaining. The film is of course not without faults and it isn’t a film that’s going to have critics raving, but there’s something simple and fun about Hotel Artemis. So, let’s explore what some of those things are and if they’re good enough to warrant you going to see it. Read more

Review – Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2, written and directed by Brad Bird, doesn’t hold within it the same special magic that the first had, but that thankfully doesn’t stop it from still being a joyously fun adventure that had me entertained throughout. But, is it to good to be true? There are elements to this film that didn’t work for me, and it is certainly not as good as the first, but do those things stop it from being a film worth seeing? Well, let’s make our way into the review and find out. Read more

Review – Calibre

Calibre, written and directed by Matt Palmer, is not only a strong directorial debut from Mr Palmer, but also offers something I haven’t experienced in quite some time; a Netflix original film that is actually good and worth talking about. The film is small in scope, simple in concept and really well executed. I found myself pulled in by the friendly characters and subsequently gripped by the inciting incident that sets in motion actions and outcomes that shocked me and had me fully attentive right up until the very end. Anyway, let’s stop waffling on with this introduction and get to the actual review, and see what it is about this Netflix original that makes it worth talking about in a positive manner, shall we. Read more

Review – Sicario 2: Soldado

Sicario 2: Soldado, directed by Stefano Sollima, makes some very daring choices from the beginning and throughout. For a multitude of reasons, I can see this film upsetting people, but for me, it was a bold film that stuck to its vision and delivered a solid sequel to what was a great film (Sicario). I didn’t think it possible to follow Denis Villeneuve’s unflinching vision with the first one, but Sollima makes a worthy attempt at doing so. He doesn’t completely nail it, but still, his time, and more importantly our time, was not wasted. So let’s make our way into the main review and see how this sequel shapes up, in better detail. Read more