Four contributors make their case for the best coming-of-age films over the last four decades.
I’ve had a rough month or so at the cinema. Venom, The Predator, The House with a Clock in its Walls, Mile 22. All have ranked up there as some of the worst films I’ve seen in cinemas – but believe it or not, there was one that really stuck out as especially joyless. Trust […]
I have a lot of conflicted feelings on the recently released The Cloverfield Paradox and while I could probably spend about five weeks just trying to break it apart, instead, I’m here to break down what I think is the biggest problem of the film; breaking open the mystery box that is the Cloverfield franchise. Before I get […]
Earlier this year, amid the clutter and noise of the awards season, one especially beautiful film was lost in the tidal wave of contenders. It achieved only one nomination at the Oscars (a well deserved one for original screenplay) but, with star Greta Gerwig returning in force to the awards circuit with Lady Bird, now seems […]
Star Wars: The Last Jedi I’m leading off with Star Wars because you’re expecting it and I want to get it out the way, giving me more time to talk about other films. Following the exciting if formulaic Force Awakens and the very uneven Rogue One, it’s the turn of director Rian Johnson (Looper and some […]