Film Reviews, Films, Horror, Thriller

REVIEW: Old (2021)

A mind-twister, indeed, when strange things of the M. Night Shyamalan kind also exist beyond Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. Entranced and thus inspired by the premise of the graphic novel Sandcastle written by Pierre-Oscar Lévy and drawn by Frederick Peeters, Old sees the filmmaker travel to…

Film Reviews, Films, Horror

REVIEW: Kandisha (2021)

It was a shock to the system to realise how, before the yet-set rollout of their novel and anticipated The Deep House, French filmmaking duo Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury have another film for horror fans — Kandisha. Perhaps with the extreme brains behind the…

Animation, Film Reviews, Netflix

REVIEW: Wish Dragon (2021)

You will hear a little voice going “it’s Genie, but now he’s Long” throughout Wish Dragon, the second of three Sony Pictures Animation’s works with rights reported to have been bought by Netflix during the pandemic (the others are The Mitchells vs. The Machines and…

Film Reviews, International Film

REVIEW: Bố Già (2021)

“NOISY household,” “MESSY family,” “CRAPPY neighborhood” — these are the title cards in the latest trailer for Bố Già (Dad, I’m Sorry, which in Vietnamese would look more like “Ba, Con Xin Lỗi”), and they seem to promise an unruly time. Think Happy Madison picture,…

Drama, Film Reviews, HBO MAX

REVIEW: Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)

Two particular pairs face two greatest tests in the film adaptation of Michael Koryta’s book, also titled Those Who Wish Me Dead. Making up the first are Hannah (Angelina Jolie), a smokejumper, and Connor (Finn Little), a young’un hunted by suited assassins. She is still…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Profile (2021)

To err? That’s human, so when appropriate forgive yourself and carry on. To err as a reporter? Could have been more careful, but hopefully your proofreaders and editors can back you up. To err as a reporter disguising as a potential candidate for an extremist…