Monthly Archives: February 2016

REVIEW: ‘Krampus’ (2015)

Title: ‘Krampus’ 2015, USA/New Zealand Director: Michael Dougherty Cast: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner Imagine having to spend Christmas with the most unbearable people on earth, aka your relatives. Been there, done that? It’s ok, just blink twice if you know what I mean, it’ll stay between us. Well, Max has had enough of […]

REVIEW: ‘Forever’ (2015)

Title: ‘Forever’ 2015, USA Director: Tatia Pilieva Cast: Deborah Ann Woll, Luke Grimes, John Diehl After experiencing a tragic loss, a young investigative reporter joins an enigmatic commune of people united by their sorrowful past. It’s rather difficult for me to formulate a coherent opinion about this small indie drama by Tatia Pilieva, and this […]

REVIEW: ‘San Andreas’ (2015)

Title: ‘San Andreas’ 2015, USA Director: Brad Peyton Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario There is a limit after which a mindless-entertainment flick becomes pure mind-boggling dumbness. And ‘San Andreas’ crosses that limit over and over again, until your brain just can’t take it anymore. I’ll start from the one good thing this movie […]

REVIEW: ‘The Dressmaker’ (2015)

Title: ‘The Dressmaker’ 2015, Australia Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse Cast: Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth A stylish woman returns to her bleak village to exact her revenge on those who did her wrong. Her weapon: fashion. “I’m back, you bastards” I went into this movie completely blind. Kate Winslet is reason enough for me to […]

REVIEW: ‘Freeheld’ (2015)

Title: ‘Freeheld’ 2015, USA Director: Peter Sollett Cast: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon If we lived in a different, more just world, it’d be easier to dismiss ‘Freeheld’ as a rather conventional drama enriched by quality performances from an impressive cast of A-list names. Unfortunately, the world we still live in in 2016 is […]

REVIEW: ‘JeruZalem’ (2015)

Title: ‘JeruZalem’ 2015, Israel Director: Doron Paz & Yoav Paz Cast: Danielle Jadelyn, Yael Grobglas, Yon Tumarkin I think it’s time I admit I have a problem: I’m in an abusive relationship with found footage horror movies. Every time I let myself be convinced that maybe for once it’ll be different, that it won’t be […]

REVIEW: ‘Frankenstein’ (2015)

Title: ‘Frankenstein’ 2015, USA/Germany Director: Bernard Rose Cast: Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Danny Huston Two brilliant scientists give life in their lab to a full-grown human being. The simple-minded creature escapes the facility, and finds himself thrown into a world he doesn’t understand. As you can tell from this brief summary, ‘Frankenstein’ is exactly what […]