After the sheer temerity of casting someone who isn’t white, The Little Mermaid felt like it had an uphill battle to overcome even before its release, such was the uproar from the internet bedwetters. As the next in line from Disney to receive the live action adaptation, what the movie really had to contend with was a fantastic ‘original’ animated movie, a movie that has been beloved since its 1989 release for its songs, visuals, and affable characters. This 2023…
Fast X 2023
The family is back for another fast, furious, unfathomable, and unrestricted romp. I won’t rattle on about how this franchise used to be about racing because it’s been done to death and the Fast series is now universally accepted as a crazy, OTT, action-fest. Me? I tolerate the series more than anything, I can’t call myself a fan as…well, the movies aren't great across the board but the series has been going for twenty-two years now so can Fast X…
The Snowman 2017
“I think it’s the falling snow that sets the killer off.”
Snigger. It’s a daft line.
Six years after the very good Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson returns with the big screen adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman novel. One of eleven novels, the story follows detective Harry Hole (also…snigger) as he investigates various murders in Norway, all connected by a chilling (geddit?) calling card – a snowman.
The main crime is that The Snowman got greenlit for release.…
The Killing of a Sacred Deer 2017
Compelling, rich and deep.
That’s just Colin Farrell’s beard.
Reuniting after The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos and Farrell deliver another strange blast of arty bizarreness with The Killing of a Sacred Deer – a movie that features no deer. Blending in themes of revenge, Ancient Greek mythology, fate and morality (for a few examples), the movie takes you on a strange trip and leaves you feeling strangely numb afterwards.
It’s a deliciously weird movie. But also a pretty solid one too.…