“Beauty and the Beast” (C+)

Directed by: Bill Condon Written by: Stephen Chbosky & Evan Spiliotopoulos Starring: Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, & Dan Stevens Grade: C+ Disney set a monumental task for themselves when they decided to produce a live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, one of the greatest animated films of all-time and arguably Disney’s own […]

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“The Belko Experiment” (B-)

Directed by: Greg Mclean Written by: James Gunn Starring: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, & Adria Arjona Grade: B- A group of employees at the Colombian headquarters of an American multinational company are trapped inside their building and forced to murder each other in The Belko Experiment, a dark thriller/satire written by James Gunn, director […]

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“Kong: Skull Island” (B-)

Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Written by: Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, & John Gatins (story) Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, & John Goodman Grade: B- The giant ape from a mysterious island in the Pacific gets yet another cinematic reboot in Kong: Skull Island, Warner Bros’ and Legendary […]

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“Logan” (B)

Directed by: James Mangold Written by: Scott Frank, James Mangold, & Michael Green Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, & Stephen Merchant Grade: B I’ve already expressed my feelings about the superhero genre twice here in my reviews for both Deadpool and Batman v Superman last year, and I don’t want to […]

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“The Neon Demon” (B-)

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn Written by: Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws, Polly Stenham Starring: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Keanu Reeves Grade: B- Nicolas Winding Refn is one of my favourite directors, a purveyor of incredible visuals with little concern about how anyone feels about his films beyond himself. Maybe it’s […]

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“The Lobster” (B)

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos Written by: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou Starring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux Grade: B I find it unfortunate that this was my first chance to experience a film by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, as the concepts behind his pieces have always struck me as rather […]

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“Zootopia” (B)

Directed by: Byron Howard & Rich Moore Written by: Jared Bush & Phil Johnston Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba Grade: B It shouldn’t be too controversial of a statement (I hope) that Disney have been off their game for the last 20-odd years. The once groundbreaking studio arguably hasn’t produced a truly great […]

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“The Witch” (B+)

Directed by: Robert Eggers Written by: Robert Eggers Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw Grade: B+ With the slasher and torture-porn subgenres having mostly withered away while indie directors are afforded more and more creative licence to explore new ideas, I feel as though horror is entering a new renaissance. Sure, there […]

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