The Invisible Man (2020)

dir. Leigh Whannell. Some genuinely scary moments, cheapened slightly by the jump-scare sound cues. The extended moments of silence build real suspense, and the movie is best when it lingers, and lets your eyes search the screen for hints of movement. Some annoying frustrating pot-holes and turns. Elisabeth Moss does sane woman in a mad…… Continue reading The Invisible Man (2020)

Escape From Pretoria (2020)

dir. Francis Annan. I love a good prison break movie, and this movie really scratched that itch. The political background is fascinating, giving more details to the struggle against Apartheid. Daniel Radcliffe’s South African accent is distracting at first, but then becomes natural. The central plot around the creation of wooden keys is fascinating, and…… Continue reading Escape From Pretoria (2020)

Onward (2020)

dir. Dan Scanlon. For a movie with such a fantastical setting, this is one truly dull film. The overall fantasy setting has an unbearably generic feeling. Possibly the most egregious example of Pixar star casting — Tom Holland and Chris Pratt are tedious and bland. It tries to be a comedy, but is painfully unfunny.…… Continue reading Onward (2020)

Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)

dir. Jeff Fowler. The long run of bad movies based on video games continues, I hope THE LAST OF US movie breaks that pattern. It’s disappointing that from such extra source material like Sonic, they made such a dull fish-out-of-water storyline. It follows the model of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) , where audience-stand-in-character discovers an…… Continue reading Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)