Awake (2021)

Great premise. Bad movie. P: * *     A: * *     W: *     P: * * *     O: * * Director: Mark Raso; Writer: Mark & Joseph Raso; Starring: Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barry Pepper, et al. A Netflix post-apocalyptic story based around humanity deprived of something essential? No, this isn’t Bird Box or AContinue reading “Awake (2021)”

Film Review: Secret Obsession (2019)

‘If [Secret Obsession] is any indication of [Peter Sullivan’s] career, then it’s a career I do not wish to keep an eye on’ Secret Obsession, 2019 Directed by: Peter Sullivan Written by: Kraig Wenman, Peter Sullivan Starring: Brenda Song, Mike Vogel, Dennis Haysbert After a woman, Jennifer (Brenda Song), is struck by a car whilstContinue reading “Film Review: Secret Obsession (2019)”

Film Review: Kidnapping Stella (2019)

‘The film offers so little it leaves me with so little to talk about’   Kidnapping Stella, 2019 Directed by: Thomas Seven Written by: Thomas Seven Starring: Clemens Schick, Max von der Groeben, Jella Haase A German film, dubbed over on the Netflix version, Kidnapping Stella tells the story of two men, Vic (Clemens Schick)Continue reading “Film Review: Kidnapping Stella (2019)”

Film Review: Bird Box (2018)

‘[It] has an extremely interesting premise […] however I feel that it didn’t quite live up to the hype’   Bird Box, 2018 Directed by: Susanne Bier Written by: Eric Heisserer Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rey Howery, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Colson Baker, BD Wong, Tom Hollander, Sarah PoulsonContinue reading “Film Review: Bird Box (2018)”

Film Review: Annihilation (2018)

‘A beautiful and mind-boggling analogy for personal self-destruction’ Annihilation, 2018 Directed by: Alex Garland Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac   A beautiful and mind-boggling analogy for personal self-destruction through a gene-altering world known as Area X, an area covered by a colourful cloud expanding from theContinue reading “Film Review: Annihilation (2018)”

Film Review: Gerald’s Game (2017)

‘Expertly acted […] and well told’ Gerald’s Game, 2017 Directed by: Mike Flanagan Starring: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood   Based on the novel by Stephen King, Gerald’s Game was adapted and released by Netflix and tells the events of Jessie (Carla Gugino) and Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) who decide to book a weekend away at aContinue reading “Film Review: Gerald’s Game (2017)”

Film Review: Extinction (2018)

‘As generic-as-they-come in terms of alien invasion films’ Extinction, 2018 Directed by: Ben Young Starring: Lizzy Caplan, Michael Pena, Mike Colter, Lilly Aspell, Emma Booth, Israel Broussard   Peter (Michael Pena) is haunted by vivid visions of an alien invasion and slowly they begin to affect his working and personal life. He’s close to seeingContinue reading “Film Review: Extinction (2018)”

Film Review: Veronica (2017)

‘A fantastic film with great acting and a string of truly creepy moments’ Veronica, 2017 Directed by: Paco Plaza Starring: Sandra Escacena   Veronica is a Spanish horror film based on the real life story of Estefania Gutierrez Lazaron, who reportedly suffered hallucinations and seizures for six months after she and a couple of friends performedContinue reading “Film Review: Veronica (2017)”

Film Review: Tau (2018)

‘While it’s not terribly boring, it is still pretty slow and uneventful’ Tau, 2018 Directed by: Federico D’Alessandro Starring: Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, Gary Oldman   Julia (Maika Monroe) wakes up one morning after being kidnapped, trapped in a cellar with two other victims. It is soon revealed that the man behind the kidnapping isContinue reading “Film Review: Tau (2018)”

Film Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

Netflix Originals: The Cloverfield Paradox, 2018 Directed by: Julius Onah Starring: Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo, Zhang Ziyi   Well, this film certainly came out of nowhere. Once called God Particle and due for a February cinematic release, an advert during Super Bowl Sunday advertised TheContinue reading “Film Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)”