Film Reviews, Thriller

REVIEW: The Virtuoso (2021)

What’s it like in the mind of a cold-blooded assassin? The Virtuoso gives us a glimpse inside as Anson Mount’s titular hitman is sent on a job like no other. Haunted by a botched job that has left him shaken to say the least, Mount…

Features, Latest

Thirty Years of Silence

Paul Tanter takes a deep dive into what makes The Silence of The Lambs so compelling after thirty years. Whether it’s considered psychological horror, a suspense thriller, a crime procedural, or a mix-and-match combination of these genres, it’s undeniable that 1991’s The Silence of The…

AFI FEST 2020, Drama, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: The Father (AFI Fest 2020)

While several films have movingly depicted dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, including Iris (2001) and Still Alice (2014), they have mainly considered it from the viewpoint of family members, who are having to cope with seeing someone they love slowly disappear before their eyes. What Florian…

Film Trailers

First Trailer For Florian Zeller’s ‘The Father’ Released

In THE FATHER, Hopkins plays the eponymous role of a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman). Yet, such help has become essential following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner. As Anne’s father tries to make sense…

Film Fest 919, Film Reviews

FILM FEST 919: The Two Popes

Fernando Meirelles’ The Two Popes catches you off-guard early. Mere minutes into the film, ABBA’s smash hit “Dancing Queen” begins playing over a montage of religious activities, letting the viewer know what kind of film they’re really in for. It’s a very fun needle drop…

Film Reviews, Films, Infinity Saga

Thor (2011): THE INFINITY SAGA

Thor (2011) was the fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a crucial part in the build-up to The Avengers (2012). Up until this point, we had only really become familiar with Tony Stark in Iron Man 1 & 2, so Thor really got…

Film Reviews

JUMPSCARECUT: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

It’s no surprise to any of you that I absolutely adore The Silence of the Lambs. You name the merchandise, I’ve probably got it. I can remember the first time I watched it so vividly, and it’s continued to captivate and transport me ever since….