• A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

    A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

    ★★★

    I'll average this out to what I thought of it and what my kids thought of it.

    I'll leave it up to you who gave 5 stars and who gave 1....

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★½

    The Mehvengers.
    But longer.

    And before you go all "Why did you watch this if you didn't like the previous version?", I was really curious what all this fanboy bitching would amount to.

    Guess the joke's on me.

  • Finding 'Ohana

    Finding 'Ohana

    ★★★

    I have no idea if this is in any way representative of Hawaian culture, but its intentions feel genuine.

    There's also no denying its charm, even though it borrows a lot from many a film that came before it.

    Good, wholesome family fun.

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★½

    There is something extremely disconcerting about the visceral nature of what we can now safely call Cronenberg horror.

    The son continues the father's legacy, while keeping a distinct voice of his own.

    Possessor is intriguing and definitely not an easy watch. The way Cronenberg blends the rawness of the physical horror with the sheer psychological terror of the protagonists is truly outstanding.

    This is the type of film where everything just clicks. Performances are in tune with the oppressive mood,…

  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    ★★★★

    Tone is everything in a film like this and if it clicks, it clicks with conviction. And I think it's safe to say that Cummings' dark and off beat approach to this film suited me just fine.

    There is something pleasantly hysterical about this film. There are no characters that seem to fit, they all seem to possess a certain subdued frenetic energy scratching at the surface. And when it breaches that surface it really comes into its own and…

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★★

    2020 has been a hard year. Obviously. The world's in turmoil and I'm sure many of you have had your own personal tragedies in a year where we probably should have come a whole lot closer than we actually did (not too close, socially distancing appropriately).

    For me, 2020 was incredibly tough, for many reasons I won't go into. What I will do is highlight one particular aspect that resonates through daily life to this very day. I am a…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★½

    It's not that it's bad, it's just that it's like The Mehdator by Shane Beige.

    I don't like that because through the veil of forced and misguided 80s/90s pastiche actual good stuff sometimes shines through.

  • His House

    His House

    ★★★★

    What I love most about the horror genre is that it often is at its best when it uses its tropes to explore very real and substantial issues.

    Weekes' debut is a film that manages to do exactly that. It explores grief, immigration issues and guilt effectively, while also being a very scary horror film indeed.

    It's easy to get stuck on the way Weekes decides to invoke his suspense. He shows that he at points can really do a…

  • Over the Moon

    Over the Moon

    ★★½

    This is the type of film where, for me, the songs get in the way. And there are an enormous amount of them in here.

    Over the Moon has a big heart and that's where its strength lies. It's a tender, at points heartwarming, story that takes a while to get going, but when it does there is a lot to like.

    I was especially pleasantly surprised by the quality of the animations, particularly in the sequences on the moon.…

  • I Am Greta

    I Am Greta

    ★★★★

    This serves kind of as a prequel to that speech. Seeing her journey from her first school strike to her addressing the world's leaders in New York gives it so much more weight and emotional resonance.

    And it works so well because it is all filmed with a disarming tenderness.

    This is not about the environment, politics, Asperger's or whatever. This is about a kid, her resolve and her spirit.

    And it's bloody inspirational, heartbreaking and humbling.

  • Terminator: Dark Fate

    Terminator: Dark Fate

    ★★★½

    This was a real surprise.

    The Terminator franchise's most recent output up until this latest iteration, have varied from being mediocre to complete and utter crap. After the godawful Genesys I really hoped they just would let this franchise die and stop tormenting us with it.

    And then Tim Miller pops up and shoots a script written by writers who must have had a good day and churns out an action romp that is easily the third best film in…

  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★½

    Great acting, interesting characters and Flanagan's talent for structuring a good story unfortunately do not save this film from being predominantly boring.

    It's a strange beast, this. I see and recognize the talent involved and what it tries to do, be its own thing and pay homage to one of the greatest horror films ever made, yet it never manages to be truly captivating.

    I think this mostly has to do with the fact that Flanagan takes far too much…