"While the directing and creative process behind the camera leaves a lot to be desired, the film’s saving grace is its goal. The film hosts a group of interesting characters, each of whom could stand as the lead of their own projects if need be. Mace, Khadijah, Marie and Graciela, make a compelling foursome, with Mace and Marie giving off serious enemies-to-lovers vibes that should be explored in later installments of this fledgling spy series. One of the strengths of…
Are there good ideas in Halloween Kills? Admittedly yes there are! But they’re handled so poorly and with such little care that it’s hard to not wonder where it all went wrong. To allude to the story of Icarus, the man who flew too close to the sun: it may have been overly ambitious to turn a one-off installment into a forced trilogy. As a massive Halloween fan (the original is one of my favorite movies of all time) I’m…
Maybe it’s due to the crushing reality of everything else going on in the world, but the presence of a film like Palm Springs in the rather bleak offering of current releases feels particularly affecting right now. It has a sense of optimism that isn’t suffocating, a take on romance that acknowledges the darker side of human nature without sliding even closely into melodrama. An overdose of hopefulness during “these uncertain times” just becomes dishonest, whereas art that both recognises…
Less is more in this case. The less you know going in, the more you’ll get from I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Avoid spoilers at all costs, it will only add to one of the most fulfilling cinematic experiences of 2020. It’s rare that a movie can floor you in the way that this one does but it presents a masterstroke in what is possible from streaming services now. I’m Thinking of Ending Things is flat out one of the best films that this year has to offer — pandemic or not.
Review on Screen Queens