• Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It's a little bit worse than the first one, but I couldn't care less at this point.

    What I do however care about, is Sony trying to connect this garbage with the MCU. Let that universe build its own (and hopefully more faithful) incarnation of Venom.

  • Venom

    Venom

    Much worse than I remembered it, but also a huge guilty pleasure. Lazy incoherent script, terrible acting all across the board, and poor monster CGI battles. Venom is a train wreck on multiple levels, but it helps keeping it entertaining for the entire runtime. Essentially it’s an hour and a half of Tom Hardy embarrassing himself, what more could you ask for?

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★

    First hour: This is fantastic, I don’t understand the criticism.

    Following hour: That first hour was fantastic, and now I understand the criticism.

  • Terrifier

    Terrifier

    ★★

    Very much in line with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this leaves you with a urge to immediately take a shower afterwards. It's gruesome, it's raw, and it's mean-spirited. The overall tone just seems a bit confused, as there's attempts at comedy in the film, but it's never a fun film to watch.

    It's still clearly a very low budget film, and it unfortunately shows in the terrible set design. Also, it is possible to make a film with dark and…

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★½

    The directing is solid and the acting is good, but the script is severely lacking. Plot treads that doesn’t mean anything to the story, or are left unsolved. Some of the character motivations are vague or just completely forgotten. The film very much left me with a feeling that it meant to be much longer, but have been trimmed down to a 90 minute runtime. It’s a shame really, because you can tell there’s talent behind the camera, but no story to back it up.

  • Alone

    Alone

    ★★★½

    There's no jumpscares to be found, just 95 minutes of pure suspense. Stripped down to the bone, it's a simplistic film in every sense of the word, but the execution is so good it almost doesn't matter. It's also refreshing to have a main lead whos decision making isn't all stupid. It could have done a lot more with her character considering her past, just to give the experience a little more depth, but ultimately the films stands solid without it.

  • Red Notice

    Red Notice

    ★½

    Almost collapses upon itself immediately as its foundation, the main trio, does not work at all.

    Reynolds is by far the most talented, but even so it's tiresome to see him once again do the same old shtick. Gadot is a terrible actress, and Dwayne is there for that sweet paycheck. So the chemistry between the actors does not work, but neither does anything sorrounding them. The story takes us from one bad action sequence to another, until we reach the climax which happens to have one of the worst endings I've seen all year.

  • The Kid Detective

    The Kid Detective

    ★★★½

    I guess it's not really fair anymore to call this a overlooked gem since it have claimed quite a bit of recognition since its release, and rightfully so. The script is great and the directing is solid. The feature debut of Evan Morgan is impressive, as he truly gives the film a flavor of his own.

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★½

    Eternals is the most ambitious we've seen Marvel since Endgame, but this really should have been a show and not a feature film. I admire what Chloé Zhao was trying to accomplish here, a character driven sci-fi epic. But there's just way to much material to handle in one single film. There's so many good ideas, but the limitations of the medium only makes it possible to scratch the surface of what could have been extraordinary.

    I think what keeps…

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★

    I started out thinking this would be a fun little ride with Nic Cage chasing a pig. As it turns out I never actually saw Cage, only the character he was playing. I wasn't expecting such an intimate and heartfelt story, that left me both speechless and devastated.

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★

    This was a tough film to judge. Halloween Kills serves as a middle chapter of a trilogi that's clearly supposed to be watched together as one film.

    The spectacle of Halloween Kills is something out of the ordinary for this franchise. It's no longer just Laurie and a bunch of teenagers who's fighting Michael, but the entirety of Haddonfield. This is something that we've only seen snippets of earlier in the franchise (Halloween 4), and it's by far the most…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★

    Not quite as disappointing as I remembered it, but I'm still left with the exact same criticism as when I walked out of the theaters back in 2018.
    Lots of great ideas, but lacks focus on what's really important. It doesn't need teenage drama, investigative journalists (or podcasters??) to be a good film. There's Laurie and her relationship to her family, and the confrontation with Michael Myers, and that's really all you need.
    The execution overall is really solid, but…