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The Predator (2018)
The Predator is a goofy, gory, muddy mess that makes less and less visual and narrative sense as it races to its nonsense conclusion. That Sterling K. Brown and Olivia Munn though.
Posted Sep 12, 2018
I also appreciated how it shows David benignly browsing the web and opening multiple tabs of news stories at once, without reading any. I mean, I was watching him, but in that moment, it was I who felt truly seen.
Posted Sep 10, 2018
The Miseducation of Cameron Post explores insidious acts of cruelty with incredible compassion (and a spiky sense of humour).
Posted Sep 9, 2018
The Merger (2018)
I left The Merger in a reverie, charmed by this latest great Australian comedy about identity, which deserves to go straight to the pool room alongside The Castle and, more recently, Ali's Wedding.
Posted Sep 6, 2018
Hearts Beat Loud (2018)
I guess you could say it's the same old song, but with a different meaning since it cast 'Ron'.
Posted Sep 4, 2018
Kin sets up a star-stacked sequel with plenty of promise. If the franchise even gets that far.
Posted Aug 28, 2018
The Happytime Murders (2018)
This is the worst thing any of the actors have been affiliated with, and given the material that went into the puppet cast, I'd say it's the worst thing cushions have ever been affiliated with as well.
Posted Aug 22, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
As a rom-com it falls a little short, not offering all that much 'com'. But it's romantic as hell.
Posted Aug 22, 2018
BlacKkKlansman is both bitingly funny and stunningly effective as a call to arms.
Posted Aug 12, 2018
The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
[Kate McKinnon] is described in the film as "a little much", but she offers a correction: "I'm a lot much." And without the charms of its stars, The Spy Who Dumped Me wouldn't be much of anything at all.
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Fallout is the perfect Mission: Impossible sequel; so good it makes knees wobble and (broken) ankles heal.
Posted Jul 26, 2018
Equalizer 2 (2018)
By sequelising The Equalizer, Denzel has given himself a franchise wherein he can consistently murder, monologue and moralise.
Posted Jul 18, 2018
You Were Never Really Here (2018)
It's sad and stunning and stressful and sometimes so darkly funny you actually wonder if you've dropped into another filmic world where such things can intermingle.
Posted Jul 10, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
The funniest part of Ant-Man and the Wasp is the fact Marvel followed their despairing Avengers: Infinity War cliffhanger with a disposable side-adventure. Are they having a laugh? Yes, and loving it.
Posted Jul 2, 2018
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Day of the Soldado is a bummer, and that's even compared to its predecessor, which was hardly a quinceañera. [But] I mean that in a good way. Bumming viewers out is kind-of this series' thing.
Posted Jun 26, 2018
The dumbest Jurassic movie to date is also the funnest since the original Jurassic Park.
Posted Jun 18, 2018
If someone came to me very specifically seeking a movie with a 'tag' themed title that'll make them laugh... well, no, I'd still recommend 'It' first.
Posted Jun 13, 2018
Incredibles 2 (2018)
As glad as I was to spend time with the Parrs in 2018, on the second go around, they are ultimately demoted to simply 'credible'.
Posted Jun 12, 2018
In Upgrade, a paralysed man gets rebooted as a killing machine thanks to a computer chip. It's absurd. It's also incredibly entertaining.
Posted Jun 6, 2018
Ocean's 8 (2018)
The picture is as fleet and forgettable as its characters would want to seem in the middle of a daylight robbery. But there is real pleasure to derive from the (incredibly) rare sight of eight female actors delighting in one another's company.
Posted Jun 5, 2018
Hereditary is deeply, deeply upsetting, in a way I did not anticipate and which the trailers do not prepare us for.
Posted Jun 4, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Like Rogue One before it, Solo: A Star Wars Story brings elevated expectations for future Star Wars spin-offs back down to Earth. Except when it comes to a vehicle for Lando. Now there's a new hope.
Posted May 20, 2018
Deadpool 2 (2018)
Die-hard fans of Deadpool's fourth wall-breaking, superhero-subverting, ultraviolent antics will find much to enjoy in Deadpool 2. Everyone else: Deadpool is basically your Poochie.
Posted May 16, 2018
Chappaquiddick is a powerful cautionary tale, and a reminder that people will forgive and forget anything if the surrounding news cycle is loud enough.
Posted May 9, 2018
Charlize Theron takes the Fury Road offramp and heads to an even more apocalyptic setting in Tully: a nightmarish future dystopia for prospective parents.
Posted May 9, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Infinity War is a dark and satisfying superhero flick, full of death, if you're into that sort of thing.
Posted Apr 25, 2018
Not since Michael Powell's Peeping Tom has the camera felt like an actual weapon, with us sitting on the incriminating side.
Posted Apr 23, 2018
Isle of Dogs (2018)
Isle of Dogs is a marvel and supreme technical accomplishment. But it comes with an asterisk.
Posted Apr 11, 2018
Honestly, this thing should have been 45 minutes.
Posted Apr 11, 2018
A Quiet Place (2018)
Besides having a double-barrelled surname that would suit any self-respecting jam band, the Krasinski-Blunts are indomitable together.
Posted Apr 4, 2018
Ready Player One (2018)
With Ready Player One, Spielberg finally gets into self-spoofing, tackling his dominant era-the 1980s-with a sense of humour, while remaining plenty reverent to the pop culture universe he wrought.
Posted Mar 28, 2018
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
[In] Into the Woods, Little Red makes a point of explaining how "nice is different than good". Is it a backhanded compliment to call A Wrinkle in Time just 'nice'?
Posted Mar 26, 2018
Blockers is the sex comedy that was promised.
Posted Mar 26, 2018
Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)
Uprising is unburdened by del Toro's reputation. [It's now] free to be your standard, dumb, robot-on-monster flick, no grading curve necessary.
Posted Mar 20, 2018
Mary Magdalene (2018)
Mary Magdalene tries to retell the Easter story, and lays an egg.
Posted Mar 19, 2018
Tomb Raider (2018)
There's a bright side: If I had to choose between Vikander's Tomb Raider and [Michael Fassbender's] Assassin's Creed, I'd go for her unremarkable Tomb Raider. I'd rather some shut-eye than a stress headache.
Posted Mar 14, 2018
Writer-director Alex Garland is certainly carving out a niche for himself, with movies in which people literally carve into themselves (or others) to check if they're still human.
Posted Mar 13, 2018
The Mercy (2017)
Would you believe Marsh pulls off his miraculous feat, turning Crowhurst's highly-disturbing story into something worthwhile, and worth watching?
Posted Mar 7, 2018
In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017)
The film is playing with fire. Akin handles it with care, crafting his allegorical message into a compelling feature, anchored by a stellar leading performance.
Posted Mar 6, 2018
Red Sparrow (2018)
With its shady Russian subterfuge and systemic abuse of women in the workplace, Red Sparrow is a movie of the moment. However, it's also unstuck from time.
Posted Feb 28, 2018
No one said the erotic French picture about a woman with a transference/twincest fetish would be emotionally healthy.
Posted Feb 26, 2018
Game Night (2018)
As a comedy about some low-key friends who love low-stakes games, Game Night is distracting enough. But as an unlikely action spoof? Yahtzee.
Posted Feb 20, 2018
Black Panther (2018)
As the MCU lumbers to something of a climax in Avengers: Infinity War and looks beyond, the solid and satisfying Black Panther is a good standard-bearer for the next era... It's earnest, regal and ready to take over the MCU mantle.
Posted Feb 11, 2018
Happy End (2017)
Until recently, I thought [Funny Games] was his most misanthropic project to date. I hadn't yet sat through his Instagram stories.
Posted Feb 8, 2018
The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
A group of actors this appealing, and a director-Julius Onah-this promising, should be put to better use. Netflix, give them a Black Mirror or something instead.
Posted Feb 7, 2018
Lady Bird (2017)
Lady Bird asks the cinematic question, "How baller can one movie be?" And then it answers it emphatically: "Very baller."
Posted Feb 5, 2018
Phantom Thread (2018)
Phantom Thread's love story is, umm, unconventional. Well, whatever works!
Posted Jan 31, 2018
Molly's Game (2018)
The biggest joy of Molly's Game is discovering his two stars, Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, speak Sorkenese beautifully, sliding effortlessly into his rat-a-tat screwball rhythms.
Posted Jan 29, 2018
I, Tonya (2018)
Maybe that's the fate this tragedy deserves: Tonya Harding wishes she wasn't a punchline, and yet her big-screen redemption plays like a big joke.
Posted Jan 23, 2018
All the Money in the World (2017)