Movie Review: THE GREEN KNIGHT

THE GREEN KNIGHT poster | ©2021 A24

Rating: R Stars: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Sarita Choudhury, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Ralph Ineson, Barry Keoghan Writer: David Lowery, based on the poem Director: David Lowery Distributor: A24 Release Date: July 30, 2021 THE GREEN KNIGHT may put fantasy film buffs in mind of John Boorman’s EXCALIBUR or even Neil Jordan’s THE COMPANY OF WOLVES. Adapted from Arthurian mythology by writer/director David Lowery, THE GREEN KNIGHT is beautiful and mysterious – and more than a little trippy. Let’s stipulate up front that the plot doesn’t fully make sense. The source material, an anonymously-written medieval poem, translated into […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE BANISHING

Jessica Brown Findlay as Marianne in THE BANISHING |©2021 Shudder

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Jessica Brown Findlay, John Heffernan, Adam Hugill, Anya McKenna-Bruce, Jean St. Clair, Jason Thorpe, John Lynch, Sean Harris Writers: David Beton, Ray Lines & Dean Bogdanovich Director: Christopher Smith Distributor: Shudder Release Date: April 15, 2021 THE BANISHING is directed by Christopher Smith, who is responsible for the brilliant, hilarious SEVERANCE. THE BANISHING isn’t remotely amusing (and isn’t attempting to be), and it treads a familiar path, but it’s decently scary. In early 1930s England, there’s a horrific murder/suicide of a vicar and his wife at Morley Hall. Anglican bishop Malachi (John Lynch), the vicar’s superior, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT movie poster | ©2018 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Sean Harris, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Wes Bentley Writer: Christopher McQuarrie, based on the TV series created by Bruce Geller Director: Christopher McQuarrie Distributor: Paramount Release Date: July 27, 2018 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT is one of the best entries in the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise. Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily saying much, so let’s put it another way. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT is actually entertaining. It moves briskly, it has at least one sequence with helicopters that shows us something new, and it puts […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TRESPASS AGAINST US

TRESPASS AGAINST US | © 2017 A24

Stars: Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal, Georgie Smith, Killian Scott, Sean Harris, Rory Kinnear, Kingsley Ben-Adair, Kacie Anderson Writer: Alastair Siddons Director: Adam Smith Distributor: A24 Release Date (theatrical and VOD): January 20, 2017 TRESPASS AGAINST US takes its title from a familiar prayer, though it’s a safe bet that Colby Cutler (Brendan Gleeson) doesn’t interpret it in the conventional way. The Cutler clan lives in a collection of trailers in a rural section of England. They are ruled by patriarch Colby, who is in his way a devout Christian, as well as being a fearsome criminal. Colby’s eldest […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DELIVER US FROM EVIL

DELIVER US FROM EVIL movie poster | ©2014 Screen Gems

Rating: R Stars: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy, Dorian Missick, Sean Harris, Joel McHale, Mike Houston, Lulu Wilson Writers: Scott Derrickson & Paul Harris Boardman, based on the book by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool Director: Scott Derrickson Distributor: Screen Gems Release Date: July 2, 2014 It’s not news at this late date that THE EXORCIST has cast a long shadow over many horror films that have followed it since its 1973 release, but it’s not often that we see its influence appear quite so literally as it does in DELIVER US FROM EVIL. DELIVER US […]Read On »

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Movie Review: PROMETHEUS

PROMETHEUS movie poster | ©2012 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall Writers: Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof Director: Ridley Scott Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: June 8, 2012 Prior to PROMETHEUS, director Ridley Scott has, in his prolific career, made only two other science fiction films. However, those two films were ALIEN and BLADE RUNNER. It’s hard to imagine what current science fiction (and, in the case of ALIEN, creature horror) films would look like without those two seminal features in the canon, except to say that things would be different. […]Read On »

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