Knives Out – Review

With the Golden Globes Awards nominations having been released only a few days ago, it’s fair to say that, short of the Academy Awards nominations, cinema’s awards season is in full swing.  As is the case each year, early film festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival act as indicators for ‘the ones to […]

Splice (Review)

Have you ever rewatched a film you haven’t seen in a long time, only to find you have a very different opinion of it the second time around? I certainly have, and I almost always come away feeling disappointed with both the film and my younger self. Vincenzo Natali’s Splice, on the contrary, is a […]

Crawl (Review)

Alright, I’m just going to come right out and say it; I really, really enjoyed Alexandre Aja’s 2010 film Piranha 3D. Some may scoff at the French filmmaker’s tendency towards schlocky B-movie tropes, but I would argue that his films revel in their own self-awareness, all the while delivering the thrills, kills and scares that […]

Terminator: Dark Fate (Review)

Times have been tough on the Terminator franchise post-Judgement Day. Where James Cameron’s efforts on the first two entries left indelible marks on the action and science fiction genres, its slew of sequels failed to compellingly build upon the foundation laid by the legendary Canadian filmmaker. And Cameron knows that too. Which is why, upon […]