Film Reviews, Thriller

REVIEW: The Woman in the Window (2021)

There’s a fine line between inspiration and unoriginality and audiences will surely debate which side of said line Joe Wright’s The Woman in the Window finds itself on. Adapted from pseudonymous author A. J. Finn’s New York Times bestselling novel, Wright’s new film is a…

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…

Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Paper Spiders (2021)

When the signs first begin to appear, they are seemingly trivial. The new family next door reverses their moving truck into Dawn’s (Lili Taylor) tree, causing the woman to angrily shout through the window. Her daughter, Melanie (Stefania LaVie Owen), shrugs the whole thing off…

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…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: North Hollywood (2021)

The uncertainty felt at the end of your high school years is undeniably stress-inducing, and it can be easy to feel as though you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. How can you pursue your dreams of becoming a pro skater when your…

Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Bastards’ Road (2021)

Spiritual pilgrimages have long been seen as a way to heal your body; your mind; your soul. The road itself is time to reflect; to assess what needs work; to make a change. The destination is often incidental or purely symbolic – the literal end…

Crime, Film Reviews, Thriller

REVIEW: Above Suspicion (2021)

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke leads director Phillip Noyce’s latest film, crime thriller Above Suspicion which is based on the true story of FBI informant Susan Smith, played by Clarke. By way of Susan’s narration we are introduced to the setting for the film,…

Animation, Netflix, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Yasuke (2021)

Over the past few years, Netflix has tried very hard to establish itself as a serious outlet for quality anime. Series like Castlevania, Devilman Crybaby, and Aggretsuko have proven that the platform can publish and host acclaimed anime of multiple genres; while Yasuke does not…

Crime, Documentary, Netflix, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: The Sons of Sam (2021)

The Son of Sam murders in 1970s New York City are some of the most well-known, the most chilling, in all of true crime. When David Berkowitz was identified as the gunman responsible for the shootings that left seven people dead and several more seriously…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Pink Skies Ahead (2021)

Coming of age films are certainly not a new genre and some of the most beloved films of recent years have been of this style, whether that’s Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower or Submarine.  One of the…

Comedy, Hulu, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Shrill Season 3 (2021)

Shrill felt like it was a groundbreaking show when its first season launched in March 2019, with the Fat Babe Pool Party in particular, causing a stir on social media. The talk surrounding season two was much more muted and there hasn’t been much hype…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Story of a Three Day Pass (1968)

We really have to appreciate the fact that IndieCollect went to the trouble of restoring this overlooked experimental feature from the late 1960s. There is something glorious about using new technology to bring back the sounds and sensations of a previous era. You will be…