• Ladled ‘Antebellum’: Twisty tale proves ‘Roots’ of all evils?

    In a Civil-War era landscaped plantation, slaves are casually  abused and even killed by their ‘owners’ and despite every part of the brutalised Eden (Janelle Monáe) wanting to rebel she knows she must bide her time and otherwise remain silent, waiting for a key moment to rise again that...
  • Tenet: Nolan’s latest sterile showcase is epic but empty…

    A CIA agent (John David Washington) is part of a task-force sent to extract and asset during what appears to be a terrorist attack on a massive concert-hall. However he notices that certain events during the mission don’t… feel right. He’s ultimately captured and is faced with the decision...
  • Metropolis Now? HBO-Max’s parent-trap ‘Wolves’ runs with Blades…

    On a distant, seemingly barren planet named Keplar-22b, a ship carrying two AIs and a selection of embryos crashes down and begins a new chapter in the battle for humanity’s soul. The two AIs ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ attempt to fertilise the embryos and raise the resulting infants to help...
  • Sold-Out Asylum: ‘New Mutants’ scares up an X-it strategy…

    Something is tearing apart the reservation on which Dani Moonstar (Blu Hunt) and her father live and as things spin out of control, Dani awakens, days later, in a hospital – told that a hurricane wiped out her home and left her the only survivor for miles. She’s also...
  • Bill & Ted: Partly Excellent, Mostly Harmless…

    It’s Sam Dimas, California 2020 and William ‘Bill’ S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore ‘Ted’ Logan (Keanu Reeves) leave couple-of-couples therapy with the princess wives only to be informed that the efforts of the two previous films have yet to produce the song that would unite the world. That’s an...
  • Peninsula: Disappointing ‘Busan’ sequel Mad Max’s out its credit…

    It is four years after a mysterious virus tore across Korea and left thousands either dead or turned into rage-filled zombies. The world has managed to contain the outbreak but large areas of the Korean peninsula are strictly off-limits and its escaped citizens are now unwanted refugees.  That is...
  • Santanic versus… : NOS4A2 rematch is all about fear & family…

    Seven years ago, Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) managed to survive the machinations of the mystically-immortal Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto). Each were born with unusual gifts. For decades, Charlie has used his to entice children to Christmas Land,  a place with the veneer of the holiday season but which feeds...
  • Love, Pray, Skip, Trace: ‘Teenage Bounty Hunters’ hit the mark…

    Fraternal twins Sterling and Blair Wesley would seem to have an enviable life-style. They attend a top, privately-run religiously-funded school for the affluent kids of Georgia. But they’re love-lives with significant others are entering that delicate teenage phase, balancing what’s expected from them by their peers, families and each...
  • Size Matters: Is Quibi’s ‘Fugitive’ finger-food a brunch or buffet?

    The very idea of bite-size dramas speaks to the modern malaise of attention-defecit disorder, the presumption that a viewer’s attention will wander after little more than the length of an ad-break or sketch on SNL.  The mission statement of Quibi is to provide such content for those who are...