RSS feed for Liam

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Annabelle: Creation

    Annabelle: Creation

    ★★½

    Falling within the Conjuring universe, this prequel tells the story behind haunted doll Annabelle's origin. Set approximately 12 years prior to Annabelle, the film ties in well with its predecessors, both in tone and narrative but is noticeably gorier than you would perhaps expect.

    However, if you're looking for something legitimately frightening you won't find it here. It utilises the now tried and tested conventions that make for an aesthetically pleasing horror, but no longer a scary one. This is…

  • 47 Meters Down

    47 Meters Down

    ★★

    Though a partial suspension of disbelief is expected, especially within the horror genre, 47 Meters Down presented itself with real world plausibility. Sadly what it lacked in horror it made up for in horrific plot holes that were ill-conceived and never explained. Though an entirely satisfactory use of 90mins, this fails to compete with any other shark film, including The Shallows.

    It taps into a primal fear of isolation while exploiting our total lack of understanding of the ocean, which…

Popular reviews

More
  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★½

    The latest movie in Ridley Scott's Alien franchise - a prequel to the first and a sequel to the last - is arguably his finest achievement. Helped in part by the visual possibilities available now, which by far dwarf his equally innovative efforts of the first Alien in the 1980s, Covenant packs a visceral punch whilst delivering a movie that fits seamlessly into the chronology.

    Michael Fassbender returns as the robot with a motive, keeping at least one cast constant…

  • Nerve

    Nerve

    ★★★

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

    A few years ago a low budget horror-thriller was produced called Would You Rather. The premise was simple - take a bunch of people desperate for cash and force them to complete increasingly diabolical acts for larger cash rewards. There's a natural narrative arc, but you get exactly what it says on the tin.

    Nerve is built up in much the same way, but even my girlfriend (who is annoyingly talented at guessing plot twists) failed to see this one…