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  • Look Who's Back

    Look Who's Back

    ★★★★

    "Borat" in Germany with Hitler - but instead of stirring the pot with dead-pan juvenilism, it takes to the road with perhaps the most relatable and commanding impersonation of history's most demonised figure; Oliver Masucci's spirited recitals of Mein Kampf mining all sorts of morally-deplorable candid reactions from unwitting members of the German public to demonstrate, most controversially of all, the effectiveness of Hitler's nationalistic platform today.

  • Death Race 2000

    Death Race 2000

    ★★★½

    A Corman-grade piece of futuristic cheese, whose taste for graphic screen violence anticipates the games and movies of the 00's and dark sense of the absurd endures long after its future predictions have passed unrealised.

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  • Alien Resurrection

    Alien Resurrection

    ★★½

    As twisted and dysfunctional as one of Ripley's failed clones, with irreverent caricatures and senseless pandemonium where the gritty realism and Hitchcockian suspense should be.

  • The New World

    The New World

    ★★★★½

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

    Like his contemporary Herzog does when mining the historical record, Malick commits the film's team of craftsmen and performers to a high standard of naturalism while favoring a more poetic standard of "ecstatic truth" for the story itself - retaining the fictional romance between Pocahontas and John Smith in telling the story of America's colonisation.
    At first, this romantic anachronism continues Malick's character study from The Thin Red Line - an American soldier discovering his peaceful nature in the course…