Review – 1922

1922

1922, written and directed by Zak Hilditch, lacks anything that might possibly make it a creepy, suspenseful, meaningful watch. It rushes to get to a particular scene, but once it’s seen it through, the film seems lost as to what to then do. To me, it was clear what to do, but apparently not for the people telling the story or making the film. But is this spooky looking film one that would be good during Halloween? Well, let’s explore what the film has and find out. Read more

Review – Gerald’s Game

Gerald’s Game, directed by Mike Flanagan, delivers a brilliant and explorative deconstruction of its main character. Being visually smart in how it does it and keeping us gripped with a premise that keeps the tension going throughout, the film never struggles in holding your attention. But, I do feel it does one thing in particular that slightly robs it of its effectiveness and left me feeling like some of the punch had been taken out of the film in the end. So, let’s explore the many great aspects of the film and see if that one nagging issue was enough to lessen my opinion of the film, overall. Read more

Review – It

It, directed by Andy Muschietti, had me gleefully smiling from ear-to-ear, throughout. Front and centre in this film are a wonderful cast of characters, who thanks to some great balancing, end up being one of the most enjoyable aspects of the whole film, and in turn create a nostalgic feeling kids adventure film; with a serving of disturbing horror. It’s also really refreshing to see a large studio produce a horror film that feels like it was allowed to express itself how it wanted too. There is a clear level of respect and love for the source material and it all results in something that feels like more than just your run of the mill horror film. But what exactly is it about this film that makes it so enjoyable – seeing as it doesn’t really do anything new or original with the horror format? Well, let’s explore the film through this review and find out. Read more

Review – The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower, directed by Nikolaj Arcel, is a film that spends 95 minutes desperately trying to set up and explain its world, its characters and the rules that bind them, and yet after all that, I am still no clearer as to what the point of any of it was. There is no fun, excitement or intrigue in this film – that was bled out of the film a long time ago. There is just failed exposition and some truly odd performances from actors who are usually dependable. So let’s get onto dissecting this film, through my review, and see what it is that doesn’t work about it.   Read more