Category Archives: Review in Brief

Review in Brief: The Suicide Squad (2021)

The best and the worst thing about THE SUICIDE SQUAD is that writer-director James Gunn was given complete creative freedom by Warner Bros. On the one hand you have fun character interplay and dues given to compelling, previously Z-List comic … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Werewolves Within (2021)

WEREWOLVES WITHIN is an absolute treat for horror-comedy fans, and cements Josh Ruben as a new master of meta scares. Not many horrors would open with a Mr Rogers quote, but it works creepily, atonally well. Believe it or not … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Another Round (2020)

Alcohol: the great social liberator and the great destroyer, or as Homer Simpson famously put it “the cause of, and solution to all of life’s problems”. ANOTHER ROUND follows a group of middle-class friends and teachers in Denmark who experiment … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: The Woman in the Window (2021)

The most annoying thing about THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW is that Amy Adams gives a good performance. The next is that the film, about an agoraphobic child psychologist who is convinced she witnesses a murder in the house across … Continue reading

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Reviews in Brief: Fear Street Trilogy (2021)

Welcome to Shadyside for a trilogy of horror films telling the story of the curse of Sarah Fier. This might have been inspired by the books of RL Stine, but be warned – GOOSEBUMPS this ain’t. FEAR STREET PART 1: … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Supernova (2020)

SUPERNOVA is a drama as much about what is left unsaid to loved ones as it is about living with dementia. We follow Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci) an artistic couple who are on holiday in the Lake … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: The Tomorrow War (2021)

THE TOMORROW WAR has a decent concept (people from the present are conscripted to fight alien invaders in the future) but spoils it by somehow over-explaining things as they happen and not explaining which rules of time travel they are … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One (2021)

Batfans have been clamouring for this one for a long time. Faithfully based on Jeph Loeb’s run of the comics, THE LONG HALLOWEEN follows Batman (Jensen Ackles) on the tail of a holiday-themed serial killer as he works with DA … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

RAYA might lose some points for its narrative being a very familiar shape with key story beats you could sleepwalk between, but it makes up for it by getting the casting right and being one of the most beautiful looking … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Fast & Furious 9 (2021)

If you like the FAST & FURIOUS movies, chances are you either prefer the earlier ones that were about street racing and family or you prefer the later ones that are about ignoring the laws of physics and family. If … Continue reading

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