Category Archives: thriller

FILM REVIEW: Halloween (2018)

The franchise that, much like its villain, just won’t die, returns for the fortieth anniversary of the original. This is the eleventh Halloween film to be produced. That’s right, the eleventh. But no need to worry about catching up on all previous ten films because the latest offering disregards everything past the 1978 original. Laurie and Michael Myers are not siblings, Laurie isn’t dead, but she is still traumatised forty years on from that fateful night. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Halloween (2018)

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FILM REVIEW: A Simple Favour (2018)

Based on the book of the same name by Darcey Bell, A Simple Favour sees Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick), a mummy blogger, trying to raise her young son (Joshua Satine) on her own while keeping up an Energiser bunny-like enthusiasm. Despite her willingness to get involved she hasn’t made many friends, and quickly becomes enamoured by one of the other mothers, the mysterious Emily Nelson (Blake Lively). After sharing a series of playdates where they drink cocktails and exchange secrets, Emily asks Stephanie for a simple favour while her husband (Henry Golding) is away: to pick up her son (Ian Ho) from school. A few days later, there’s still no sign of Emily. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: A Simple Favour (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Searching (2018)

John Cho takes Facebook stalking to a whole new level in Aneesh Chaganty’s feature debut, Searching. When his daughter Margot (Michelle La) goes missing, David (Cho) goes looking for answers online.

Standing apart from your typical thriller, Searching takes place entirely on a mock computer screen. We see David make video calls, visit websites, check his messages and emails, watch the news, and even film his interactions through the use of spy-cams. Initially it feels like this style of film might be draining – just watching mouse click after mouse click on a screen. Surprisingly enough, it becomes incredibly tense. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Searching (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Skyscraper (2018)

The Rock continues to cash in with his latest blockbuster, Die Hard Skyscraper. Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (DodgeballWe’re the MillersCentral Intelligence), Skyscraper sees The Rock defy the odds to save his family who are trapped above the fire line in the biggest skyscraper in the world. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Skyscraper (2018)

Film Review: Fifty Shades Freed (2018)

It’s finally coming to an end. And for that we can be thankful. The last instalment in this woeful franchiseFifty Shades Freed is directed by James Foley, responsible for the last POS. The finale sees Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) marry Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and have lots more sex. Continue reading Film Review: Fifty Shades Freed (2018)