This is Film

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Rating Title/Year Author
Chasing Wonders (2020) Peter Gray Ultimately wins its audience over with a visually sumptuous pallet, an endearing turn from the young [Michael] Crisafulli, and an assertive positive family temperament. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2021
Lapsis (2020) Peter Gray A unique unraveling of the modern society's reliance on technology. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
Cruella (2021) Peter Gray A wicked, camp surprise that has no right to be as delicious as it is. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
The Unholy (2021) Peter Gray Best left to the younger crowds who are best stimulated through their eyes and not their mind, The Unholy should serve as their repentance. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2021
The Father (2020) Peter Gray The Father's heart is between [Anthony] Hopkins and [Olivia] Colman, with the two navigating this traumatic exquisiteness to fruition, resulting in a film that's practically a relief on the senses once it has culminated. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2021
Then Came You (2020) Peter Gray A vanity project if ever there was one, with writer/producer/lead Kathie Lee Gifford rolling out cliched dialogue and all too obvious "acting" EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2021
Cosmic Sin (2021) Peter Gray [Bruce[ Willis's top-lining credit for Cosmic Sin sees the perennially disinterested actor doing the least possible in a low-budget sci-fi actioner that doesn't even really qualify as a hate-watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2021
Coming 2 America (2021) Peter Gray The underwhelming result here only further proves [Murphy] deserves more of an opportunity to shine in projects that are more suited to his classic style of unbridled comedy. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
Chaos Walking (2021) Peter Gray The noise is clear that this missed opportunity is housed within a world that isn't worth visiting. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
The Canyonlands (2021) Peter Gray A horror project that unfortunately can't quite decipher which identity it wants to adopt. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Peter Gray Raya has a live-action sensibility about it as it leans heavily into the adventure genre over more traditional family friendly fare. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2021
Boss Level (2021) Peter Gray This ridiculous, balls-to-the-wall, video-game-come-to-life owns the fact that it's working with a tired premise, and has a helluva lot of bloody fun in the process. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2021
Paradise Cove (2021) Peter Gray Paradise Cove may be more a destination you laugh at than with, but its unintentional value as farcical viewing is enough to request an overnight stay. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2021
The Little Things (2021) Peter Gray A throwback-minded, stock standard film that mainly survives off its impressive casting. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
Occupation: Rainfall (2020) Peter Gray As much fun as it is having though, it's not exercising an awful lot of subtlety. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
Savage (2019) Peter Gray Anchored by natural performances that both soften and harden the edges when called for. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2021
Wrong Turn (2021) Peter Gray If you want a change in your genre appetite though, and think medieval-leaning horror - however successful its attempt may be - sounds like a worthy venture, getting lost in these particular woods may not be the worst outcome after all. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
Ten Minutes to Midnight (2020) Peter Gray Ten Minutes to Midnight is a B-grade feature wrapped up in a 1980's mindset that gloriously marches to its own bizarre beat. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
Penguin Bloom (2020) Peter Gray A moving lead turn, and warm, inviting visuals result in Penguin Bloom's innocuous tone being easily digested. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
Baby Done (2020) Peter Gray The investment created for us to care about these characters goes a long way, resulting in the film utilising its distinct charm in the best possible manner. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2021
One Night in Miami (2020) Peter Gray Such is the collective power of the elemental talent involved, it's difficult to not surrender to such storytelling when it proves equally as compelling as it does beautiful. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
Music (2021) Peter Gray It's a very surface level look at disability, with Sia's ideas better than the actual execution. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
Go/Don't Go (2020) Peter Gray A quiet, sensitive project that thrives more metaphorically than methodically. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2021
The One You Feed (2020) Peter Gray May not impress with its ambiguous nature but at least makes a mark as a project of experimental nature. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2021
Monster Hunter (2020) Peter Gray Another prime example of the medium not translating to the screen in a coherent manner, instead exploding on the big screen in an incomprehensible mess that recycles most of what we've already seen in countless sci-fi actioners prior. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Peter Gray WW84 is an engaging continuation that honours everything that made the first film so special, whilst updating it in a manner that imbues the film with an autonomous freshness EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
Superintelligence (2020) Peter Gray Rarely funny and completely nonsensical - the plot is an absolute mess - Superintelligence wastes genuine talent on an absolute non-event of a movie EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) Peter Gray Whilst the Nick Naveda-penned script indulges in a few schmaltzy teen romance tropes, Words on Bathroom Walls always feels like a real film, commenting on ominous themes with a delicate balance as to not overwhelm its audience EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
Happiest Season (2020) Peter Gray Its healthy balance of conventional mentality and community respect should see it as both a staple holiday title and the hopeful start of a new wave of inclusive storytelling. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2020
Unthinkable (2020) Peter Gray Succeeding more so as an announcement to promising filmmakers to what's possible as opposed to being a must-see production on its entertainment grounds, Unthinkable suggests viable potential for [George] Loomis and [Elias] Talbot as filmmakers. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2020
Fatman (2020) Peter Gray There's satirical potential that's never fully realised. There's a morality tale that never feels earned. And there's a violent action film that never embraces the lunacy enough to be successful. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
Radioactive (2019) Peter Gray Radioactive feels far too disorientating as a feature, distancing its audience from its subject when it's so apparent it's trying with might to frame her as a figure of admiration. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
1BR (2019) Peter Gray Working with the simplest of premises, but managing to transform it into something particularly inventive, Apartment 1BR suggests writer/director David Marmor has a strong career ahead of him EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2020
Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Peter Gray When so many films aim for safe, something such as this warrants respect for handling its topic with the complex realism it deserves. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Peter Gray An odd exchange will be followed-up by something truly emotionally resonating, perhaps suggesting that whatever eccentricities are applied are only to make each profound moment that much more so. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Peter Gray A terrifying film at its core thanks to its display of despicable politics within the law system, The Trial of the Chicago 7 is another 2020 necessity. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
She's in Portland (2020) Peter Gray An uneven drama that is well acted and looks inviting, but suffers from characters we don't always wish to spend time with. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
Shortcut (2020) Peter Gray If you're expecting something truly adult and unnerving, Shortcut is unlikely to do the trick, but as a creature feature that values character over carnage, it's a worthy venture. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Peter Gray Has a knowing, at-times cynical view on love that allows it to be a little more relatable, even if we know the saccharine scent will eventually consume the material. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
The Last Laugh (2020) Peter Gray It's decidedly average, which is even more disappointing when you can see glimpses of the interesting horror film it clearly could be. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
After We Collided (2020) Peter Gray This is not a good movie in any sense of the word EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2020
Range Runners (2019) Peter Gray A tighter script and a bolder mentality could've truly elevated this to be something deeper than a revenge tale EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
The New Mutants (2020) Peter Gray It's not as awful as it should be. Sadly, it's not as good as it could be either. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
Breaking Fast (2020) Peter Gray Quite possibly one of the most engaging rom-coms of recent memory. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2020
Deerskin (2019) Peter Gray Coming off like an unbridled hybrid of a lost Twilight Zone episode, an R-rated Monty Python sketch, and a slasher movie by way of Quentin Tarantino EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2020
The Vigil (2019) Peter Gray A film that's naturally unsettling doesn't need the garnish, and it's a shame The Vigil felt like it couldn't rely on its organic, intellectual terror EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Peter Gray The posed question of Where'd You Go, Bernadette? isn't one that we feel the need to answer, rather we'd listen to the response with middling enthusiasm. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
The Wretched (2019) Peter Gray Proves the slightest of twists and turns in a familiar tale is enough to derive genre-specific pleasure EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2020
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Peter Gray Any film that allows us the opportunity to view Tilda Swinton expressing her distain for donkeys has to be worth a division of a pass EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
Jack & Yaya (2019) Peter Gray Very much the type of film 2020 needs at this moment EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2020