Ghostbusters Ain’t Afraid Of No Backlash

Director: Paul Feig Starring: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones Running Time: 116 minutes Undesirable baggage has followed the Ghostbusters remake from the moment it was first announced. For some, the sheer horror of women being chosen to get slimed while putting ghosts in a box in a movie for children has prompted a lot of teeth gnashing,…

Hardcore Henry Honestly Horrible

Director: Ilya Naishuller Starring: Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett Running Time: 96 minutes The problem with reviewing Hardcore Henry is not in evaluating whether or not it is a good movie, but in evaluating whether it can be considered a movie at all. Certainly the images movie, so it has that going for it. Shot entirely on head-mounted GoPro cameras so that…

The Witch , An Instant Horror Classic

Director: Robert Eggers Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson Running Time: 92 minutes Fear is not only a sudden emotion, a shriek let out at something jumping out at you. There’s also the fear that you carry with you, an omnipresent dread, a fear that can’t be outrun not because it’s a machete-wielding monster man that’s always following but because it’s already…

Hail Ethan, Hail Joel, Hail Caesar

Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehenreich Running Time: 106 minutes There are moments in Hail, Caesar! where it really feels like the Coen Brothers have put together their greatest comedy ever, a broad and absurd send up of Old Hollywood filled with classic cinema references and thinly-veiled analogues that brings all the age’s greatest…

Triple Nine: Triple Nein

Director: John Hillcoat Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofer, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Clifton Collins Jr., Norman Reedus, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet Running Time: 115 minutes Here’s an exercise: take 20 cop/crime films that have come out since Heat. Out of each of those, pick one scene at random, and edit them together in whatever order you like. Congratulations, you…

Creed-Gonna Fly Again

Director: Ryan Coogler Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson Running Time: 133 minutes Having watched poor Michael B. Jordan struggle to roll the acting rock up the enormous, nonsensical hill  that was Fantastic Four last year, it’s a real relief to see him working with a very good role again.