Crime, Film Reviews, International Film

REVIEW: Wildland (2021)

Denmark is typically thought of as a nation of cultured intellectuals with impeccable liberal credentials and a healthy amount of disposable cash in their bank accounts. This is not to say that Danish cinema isn’t notorious for featuring debauchery, graphic nudity and all sorts of…

Biopic, Crime, Reviews

REVIEW: Ted Bundy – American Boogeyman (2021)

Ted Bundy was a prolific serial killer convicted of killing more than 30 women in the 1970s. With the real number of victims upwards of 100, Bundy’s reign of terror gripped America right up until his death by electric chair in 1989. Three decades later,…

Crime, Film Reviews, Thriller

REVIEW: A Perfect Enemy (2021)

“Why would I go to a therapist when airports exist?” asks a cheerful Tessel (Athena Strates) to a gloomy Jeremiasz (Tomasz Kot). The duo met only a few moments before when the young woman stopped the man’s car as a last attempt to make it…

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,…

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…

Crime, Film Reviews, Thriller

REVIEW: Wrath of Man (2021)

After a decade of franchise filmmaking, an era in which Guy Ritchie dipped his toes into Sherlock Holmes, King Arthur, and even Disney, it appears the English filmmaker is returning to his gangster-flick roots, though this time opting for more of an American aura. After…

Comedy, Crime, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: Pixie (2020)

Once Upon a Time in the West…. of Ireland It wouldn’t come as any surprise to me if this is the first time you’re hearing of this film. Barnaby Thompson’s Pixie had a short and limited cinema release back in October last year and it’s…

Crime, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: Brothers by Blood (2021)

Pairing Joel Kinnaman and Matthias Schoenaerts seems like a great idea on the page. But in Jérémie Guez’s cold and meandering mob drama Brothers by Blood, that, unfortunately, is not the case. The problem is not just because both Kinnaman and Schoenaerts give flat performances,…

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TV REVIEW: Ratched (2020)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) features one of cinemas all-time greatest villains, Nurse Mildred Ratched (Louise Fletcher). A shark-eyed, calculating and cruel individual who devours every scene as the viewer watches on, powerless to stop her. Her passive aggression condemns multiple patients, including…

Crime, Drama, Film Reviews, Foreign

REVIEW: Ròm (2020)

Just the one number 41 holds 41-plus meanings to different people. It is niobium to chemists. Last symphony from Mozart to musicians. The total number of shots NYPD officers fired at Amadou Diallo. So on and so forth. In the case of Ròm, the feature…