Halloween reconstructs the streets of Haddonfield with heightened brutality, straightened intensity and long-haired grungy vibes that director Zombie is renowned for, reaffirming Michael Myers’ presence as a formidable slasher icon, but the flawed narrative needlessly exploring the killer’s childhood and then rushing the recreation of Carpenter’s suspenseful original made for a jarring, abrasive and occasionally inconsistent remake.
Wonder Woman 1984 times jumps to the decade of pop culture galore, as the titular Amazonian superhero lassos onto continuous continuity errors while battling against the tyrannical wishful thinking of a ridiculously hammy maniacal businessman and the needless furry transformation of Cheetah, where Jenkins sinks a top-heavy story of tedium through Gadot’s robotic performance, poor narrative pacing with limited wonderment, miraculous use of powers/equipment for plot conveniences and a huge dosage of nothingness.
“Life is good, but WW84 could be…
Ad Astra galactically depicts sorrow, proving that no one can hear you cry in space. For the past few years, dramas set in the expansive dangers of space have been my bread and butter. Devouring them during my annual breakfast as I purposefully starve myself for the taste of space traversal. Every year, the likes 'Arrival', 'Blade Runner 2049', 'First Man', 'Interstellar' and my all-time favourite film 'Gravity', have secured scores ranging from outstanding to perfect. Whilst Ad Astra may…
Midsommar brightly dances through fields of tulips to create an unsettling depiction of emasculation. "That was a waste of time" muttered the viewers behind me. "What on earth is going on?" laughed the friends in front of me. "That was hilarious!" chuckled the imprudent heterosexual lads as I was walking out. Rather infuriatingly, as with most cases of contemporary filmmaking, I yearned to instantly throw a rebuttal at their faces. "What did you expect?".
Sure, A24 were excessively marketing this…