• Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    If everything is ironic, nothing matters anymore. They are really lucky that Chris Hemsworth is not just hot but has enough comedic timing to still let his charme shine through this annoyingly unfocused revue of unconnected comedy skits. And the most annoying part is that there were things that could have been used for greatness, like if they'd have followed up on the unreliable narrator bit from the beginning.

  • Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World Dominion

    I'd say it's not as bad as people claimed it is, but that is a very, very low bar to clear, really. It has its moments, at least, and I didn't expect I would enjoy seeing Sam Neill in this again as much as I did.

    The big problem, however, is that this feels like at least three completely separate scripts cobbled together and, as a finished product, makes zero sense. Also, it's about an hour longer than it should…

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★

    Amber Midthunder is so very, very good at fierce. But Dakota Beavers is equally impressive as her warchief brother, bringing a tender warmth and kindness to the part of the plot where you'd least expect it.

    While the original Predator movie, kept relevant through the decades by its subtext about jungle war trauma, played it closer to slasher genre roots, Prey is more firmly set in the action genre, yet still manages to out-"creative killing"s its predecessor. And thankfully, for…

  • Unstoppable

    Unstoppable

    ★★★★

    I miss getting new Tony Scott movies.

  • Studio 666

    Studio 666

    Doesn't hurt, but overstays its welcome by at least 45 minutes.

  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★★

    Michael Bay is just a phenomal craftsman. The way he introduces his characters (yes, they are two dimensional, but noone is better at building these shallow micro worlds around their heroes and villains). The dialogues that are shot like boxing matches. The over the top drone shots zooming through car chases and wreckage. The special effect hot badass lady that still somehow has believable heart.

    This shit is breathtaking and electrifying. It really is. I started it almost too tired…

  • The Princess

    The Princess

    ★★★★

    Die Hard/The Raid with swords and Joey King as Bruce Willis. Plus an enjoyable dose of smartly executed feminist subtext.

    Yes, only 80% of the stunts work while the other 20% are really, really awkward, but I don't care. This is great and I want to see more of it.

  • Sabotage

    Sabotage

    What a fucking ugly movie. Not necessarily in its aesthetics, but JFC this is bleak. Ayer does not seem to have an ounce of humour in his body. Well, we knew that from when he tried, of course, but it is still baffling.

    But on the other hand, it's testosterone drenched disgustingness (a word?) is kind of enjoyable. Sabotage does not pull its punches when showing its protagonists as fairly despiccable human beings, while telling a story about the probably…

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt

    ★★★

    This seems to pretend to be smarter than it actually is. I usually hate that. I can stand it here, despite its incredibly weird premise of political neutrality right in the middle of an over(t)ly political plot. Lindelof knows how to do subtlety when telling a story, so I don't really know why he chose to completely forget about that in this one.

    But I can't really dislike it either. I appreciate that it manages to stick the landing exactly…

  • Ms. Marvel

    Ms. Marvel

    ★★★½

    It started adorable, it ended adorable.

    What the hell happened in episodes 4 and 5 though? The action sequences are excruciatingly bad. Not even just not well done. But I was left with the impression that something went wrong during shooting, and when editing they realized they did not have the necessary footage nor time for a reshoot, so they just tried to make do with whatever they found in rejected material. Giving strong student film quality vibes, but with…

  • Final Destination 5

    Final Destination 5

    While the premise of this franchise remains eternally interesting, at least in how it relates to the horror genre, this latest sequel is really only going through the motions. There is not much to care about here, unfortunately.

    But: The final gimmick is such a fun and smart idea, especially when read as added commentary to Final Destination's overall contribution to horror. And, since this time I knew it was coming, I have to applaud this movie for how subtle…

  • Interceptor

    Interceptor

    ★★★

    20 years ago, I would have found this in the shelf of a video rental store, between covers showing Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Dudikoff and whoever else. And I would have done much better picking Interceptor than most of the other options.

    It's not great, it doesn't aim to be. It's simple and stupid and silly, but what little it tries to be (a fast Die Hard variation with some nice fisticuffs and a surprisingly captivating female lead),…