Bloodshot (2020)

dir. Dave Wilson. Based on the comic books of the same name. Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel) and his wife were killed, he is brought back to life as a techno-super solder by scientist Dr. Emil Harting (Guy Pearce). Wacky over the top sci-fi action, with quick cut un-emotive CG mayhem. The narrative feels too much…… Continue reading Bloodshot (2020)

Time To Hunt (사냥의 시간)(2020)

dir. Sung-hyun Yoon. In a near future dystopian Korea, Jun-seok (Lee Je-hoon) is released from prison. Discovering his stash of money is spent, he convinces his friends to help him rob an illegal gambling house. An epic, incredibly suspenseful crime action thriller. It’s a clever idea to make the movie more about about the aftermath…… Continue reading Time To Hunt (사냥의 시간)(2020)

The Grudge (2020)

dir. Nicolas Pesce. A strange sequel/remake of the creepy and atmospheric Japanese horror film JU-ON: THE GRUDGE (2002). The central concept being, that gruesome murders in a house will conjure vengeful ghosts that curse anyone who enters that house. It’s a simple horror idea, that only really works when the film is able to sustain…… Continue reading The Grudge (2020)

Like A Boss (2020)

dir. Miguel Arteta. Lifelong friends (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) run their own small makeup company, which they try and save by partnering with makeup mogul, Claire Luna (Salma Hayek). Almost entirely unfunny, save a few good lines from the brilliant Jennifer Coolidge (frequent star of Christopher Guest films, and Stifler’s Mom in the American…… Continue reading Like A Boss (2020)

The Turning (2020)

dir. Floria Sigismondi. Another retelling of the Henry James story ‘The Turn of the Screw’, where a young teacher (Mackenzie Davis, recently in TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (2019)) is engaged to educate the orphan girl (the brilliant child actor Brooklynn Prince, from THE FLORIDA PROJECT (2017)) of a wealthy family, with a dark past. It’s intentionally…… Continue reading The Turning (2020)

Downhill (2020)

dir Nat Faxon, Jim Rash. Remake of the superior FORCE MAJEURE (2014) from Ruben Östlund, about a married couple fighting after a near-death experience during a skiing holiday. While not nearly the same level as Östlund’s film, I really enjoyed this. Miranda Otto is hilarious as the sexual adventurous Austrian hotel concierge, she gets most…… Continue reading Downhill (2020)

Underwater (2020)

dir. William Eubank. Very uneven film, filled with movie cliche’s, that prevent you being emotionally involved in the characters. Some beautiful design work, especially on the futuristic diving suits, they look like something out of Warhammer 40k. Curious that even 41 years after ALIEN (1979), the filmmakers still find a way to get young female…… Continue reading Underwater (2020)

The Hunt (2020)

dir. Craig Zobel. Very glad I didn’t see this in the cinema. Scattered with unfunny political “humor”, giving it a veneer of political satire, but doesn’t seem to be satirizing anything. I had high hopes for this after the initial teaser trailer, which promised more of a dystopian satire, with elements of 1980s Schwarzenegger film,…… Continue reading The Hunt (2020)